February 2022

Thankfully Storm Eunice and Storm Franklin seem to be firmly behind us now and we’ve even had a brief appearance of the sun in Bideford today!

It’s heartening to see town so busy with people shopping in our many independent stores.  With Covid restrictions coming to an end, we hope to see a return to normality for the retail and hospitality sector in the coming months.

Omicron-hit hospitality firms will only have until the end of this month to apply for grants worth up to £6,000.  Please click here if you think this may apply to you.  https://www.rtmarke.co.uk/blog/pw-news/grant-deadline-looms-for-hospitality-firms/

The Sustainable Business Resource

For businesses interested in becoming more ecologically sustainable, the not-for-profit organisation, The Sustainable Business Resource (The SBR), based in Barnstaple, has recently issued a press release.  Having worked closely with Steve Roberts of Turnstyle Design Ltd, who is the founder of this initiative, we are pleased to support this scheme.

The SBR are initially focusing on manufacturing businesses in North Devon with more than 20 staff but are open to discuss plans with businesses of any sector or staff level.

If you are interested in future-proofing your business, their 10-point plan can be found here.

Upcoming dates and deadlines for the end of February and the beginning of March


Corporation tax return

Filing deadline for corporation tax return self-assessment form CT600 for period ended 29 February 2021 to be submitted to HMRC.

Company accounts filing deadline

Deadline for filing your annual accounts is 9 months after your company’s financial year ends.

Corporation tax payment

Corporation tax payment due for year end 31 May 2021, for those companies not liable to pay their liability by instalments.

Advisory fuel rates

New fuel rates come into force.

VAT return

Due date for January VAT returns unless exempted.


Please get in touch with us regarding any of the topics in this blog and feel free share with any colleagues/friends who may find it of interest.   There are also many interesting articles in our online Business Factsheet Library – from starting up your own business and furnished holiday lettings, to how to make a Lasting Power of Attorney and VAT Do’s and Don’ts.