Make sure the only thing scary about this Halloween are the trick or treaters! This Halloween, 31st October 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will come to an end.  We summarise what we know so far about the Job Support Scheme which takes its place from the...
UK Government Start A Ban on Plastic Straws, Stirrers and Cotton Buds

UK Government Start A Ban on Plastic Straws, Stirrers and Cotton Buds

The ban on supplying plastic straws and stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds has come into force in England today (Thursday 1 October), marking yet another major step in the Government’s fight against single-use plastic waste to protect our environment and clean...
Bounce Back Loans have launched. Find out more.

Bounce Back Loans have launched. Find out more.

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) went live on Monday morning with fast-track funding support for smaller businesses. Key features of BBLS Apply for 25% of turnover up to a maximum of £50,000 (minimum £2000) Simple, seven-question application form If you’ve already...
Local butchers expand with Standish store

Local butchers expand with Standish store

NR Barton client and specialist local butchers, J McRobb are pleased to announced plans for their new store in Standish. The store on Market St in Standish was previously occupied by a car repair business and following refurbishment of the premises, the butchers are...
Allied make Fairhurst acquisition

Allied make Fairhurst acquisition

Allied Financial Services has announced the multi-million pound acquisition of fellow Wigan based Fairhurst Financial Planning in a move that sees the company further consolidate its position as number one in the financial planning market across Wigan and the North...
NR Barton target growth with quartet of new hires

NR Barton target growth with quartet of new hires

NR Barton have targeted growth with four new hires for the Wigan based practice. The firm achieved record breaking turnover for the year to March 2019 and the new hires represent a significant investment by the firm for the future. The firm, led by partners, John...