The modern workplace

Work life balance isn’t just a mantra, it is the heart of what we want for our staff and our clients.

Our aim is simple. To build a positive work culture that enables productivity and engagement, with awesome tech on our side.

Small Business Grant

States of Guernsey – Business Support From today, 15th February 2021, qualifying businesses can claim for a one off small business grant. To be eligible for the Small Business Grant a business must: Operate in a qualifying economic sector (same as those used for the Co-funded Payroll scheme) – businesses claiming under the Visitor Accommodation Scheme are not eligible for …

Business support measures if lockdown is extended – grants and 100% payroll co-funding

The Policy & Resources Committee have announced future additional business support measures to help businesses and sole traders prepare and plan for the weeks ahead. In the event that the Bailiwick is still in lockdown on Monday 15th February, a grant scheme will be triggered with the claims process to start immediately on that day. Reflecting the fact that the …

Lockdown #2 – Business Support

Now we find ourselves in lockdown #2, we will start sharing all the info we have, via mail shots, social media and articles on our website. Feel free to fire questions at us, either via email to your de garis contact, or in our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/degarisXERO where discussion will hopefully help others and reduce individual queries to us. Business …

Do you need a virtual finance team?

Many small to medium businesses cannot afford to employ a finance director and a full finance team.  Outsourcing to a team can reduce the cost, increase the efficiency, and indeed reduce the risk (“key person risk”).  Plus, if you work within one business for a long time, you may not know it is broken and what systems advancements etc could …

Charities, Xero and us

Many charities are converting to Xero for their accounting needs, and in this article we set out the benefits of conversion and how we can help. Not-for-profit (NFP) organisations aren’t all that different from typical, for-profit companies. You’re still required to track money in and money out, you need to comply with various rules and regulations, and you’re beholden to …

our rising star

Zoe Lihou was recently nominated for the Digital Accountancy Awards “Best Rising Star” and although she didn’t win, we are celebrating her achievement of making it to finalist. After being nominated, Zoe had to answer some questions for the judges to review, and we loved her answers so we will share some extracts here. Explain what your role is in …

Business Support Measures – new web portal and revisions to the scheme

With information from 15 May 2020 States of Guernsey media release New Web Portal The latest business support media release announces that businesses applying for payroll support through the Business Support Scheme will be able to submit their claims through a new web portal. This revised arrangement will make use of a new IT processing system which will enable faster processing and …

Financial support measures expanded to help businesses through coronavirus pandemic

The States of Guernsey have today issued a new media release advising the package of financial support measures, introduced in March, is being expanded to provide greater levels of assistance to businesses. The media release can be found here www.gov.gg/cofundingupdate  The new measures recognise that some businesses are not trading at all, or very little, and are struggling to pay even 20% …