Welcome to Brett Pittwood Chartered Certified Accountants

Let’s kick off with a few Accountant jokes...

A woman visited her doctor who told her she only had 6 months to live...
“Oh no!” said the woman. “What shall I do?”
“Marry an accountant,” suggested the doctor.
“Why?” asked the woman. “Will that make me live longer?”
“No,” replied the doctor. “But it will SEEM longer.”

What do accountants do for fun? Add up the telephone book!

What’s an extroverted accountant? One who looks at your shoes while he’s talking to you instead of his own.

What is the definition of “accountant”? Someone who solves a problem you didn’t know you had in a way you don’t understand.

... at Brett Pittwood we like to prove to our clients that the stereotypes don’t exist here!


In our recruitment we actively seek to engage staff who have the right technical skills, suitable experience, and above all the ability to communicate. New clients often tell us that nobody has ever taken the time or trouble to explain their accounts to them before, or that it is refreshing to talk to somebody who is genuinely interested in listening to what they have to say about their business.

We are always available to bring to the table some fresh thinking or to act as a sounding board for clients’ own ideas and we consider ourselves to be part of each client’s management team. Whether it is a one-man operation or a multi-million pound turnover company with many staff and several locations, we are able to “look in” from the outside to help focus, perhaps where the full time management, close to the “coal face” as they inevitably are, cannot readily see.

We know that it can be a lonely job running a business – after all we run one ourselves.


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The current hot topic

Job Retention Scheme

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced changes to the package of support measures being introduced as a consequence of a second national lockdown for England. In the original package the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was extended until the planned lifting of the lockdown on 2 December, however the Chancellor has now announced that the CJRS will be extended to the end of March 2021.

Extended CJRS

The extended CJRS applies to all of the UK. The scheme follows the flexibility of the CJRS and so can be used for employees for any work pattern including full-time furlough.

Employees will receive 80% of their usual salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month. Employees will be paid for worked hours by their employer on the terms in their employment contract.

Under the scheme employers can claim for the salary received by the employee for hours not worked. Employers will need to cover the employer Class 1 National Insurance contributions and employer pension contributions.

There is no gap in support between the previously announced end date of the CJRS and the extended CJRS.

The government will review the amount of support given in January 2021 to decide whether economic circumstances are improving enough so that employers will need to make more contributions for hours not worked.

Eligibility

All employers with a UK bank account and a UK PAYE scheme can make a claim. Neither the employer nor the employee needs to have previously claimed or have been claimed for under the CJRS to make a claim under the extended CJRS.

An employer can claim for employees who were employed and on their PAYE payroll on 30 October 2020. The employer must have made a PAYE Real Time Information (RTI) submission to HMRC between 20 March 2020 and 30 October 2020, notifying a payment of earnings for that employee.

In addition, employees who have recently been made redundant or stopped working for the employer, can be re-employed. The employees must have been employed and on the payroll on 23 September. The employer must have made an RTI submission to HMRC from 20 March 2020 to 23 September 2020, notifying a payment of earnings for those employees.

Making a claim

The extended CJRS will operate as the previous scheme did, with businesses being able to claim either shortly before, during or after running payroll. Claims can be made from 8am Wednesday 11 November.

Claims made for November must be submitted to HMRC by no-later than 14 December 2020.

Claims relating to each subsequent month should be submitted by day 14 of the following month, to ensure prompt claims following the end of the month which is the subject of the claim.

Job Support Scheme

As part of the Winter Economy Plan Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the introduction of the government’s new Job Support Scheme (JSS). There have been two revisions to the plan since then. The JSS was due to be introduced from 1 November until 30 April 2021. The JSS may be introduced after March.

Please contact us if you have any queries on the extension of the CJRS.