Newsletter 23

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city of wolverhampton council

Relight Business Support

    Newsletter issue:  23        


small business

Saturday 3rd December is Small Business Saturday, a grassroots non-commercial campaign which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses and their communities. We would encourage everyone to support this initiative, and the City Council will be promoting the initiative via social media channels.

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Please join us for our Festive Business Brunch on Thursday 15th December at 10.00am at Wolverhampton Science Park - a chance to network with colleagues, promote your business, think about whether you could pivot your business in the new year, and of course enjoy a tasty brunch.

With the new year will also come new opportunities. This workshop will share some tips on getting the most from networking; give you the chance to promote your business; outline a process to review your product, service and market place; and encourage a discussion about what your business could do differently next year.

To book a place please click here

Designed to be a relaxed, informal and inclusive atmosphere as we go into the festive season – but with a clear focus on making 2023 a good year for your business. So what have we got on the menu, well …… a brunch bap, minces pies and coffee of course …….. followed by our top ten tips on networking ….. followed by everyone’s one minute pitch opportunity to sell the business ………. followed by some tips on how to review your business offer and be in a position to pivot the business when needed …… followed by a roundtable challenge discussion to help everyone think ahead to 2023………… all finished off with some good old fashioned but hopefully focused networking



financial management

If you need support from HMRC then you can join a series of live webinars, during which you can ask questions using the on-screen text box.

Starting your online Self Assessment tax return

Get started with this live webinar showing you how to sign in to the HMRC online service, tailoring your tax return and other useful hints and tips.

Register here

The employment and self-employment sections of your online tax return

Find out what to include on the employment pages of your tax return such as claiming tax relief for job-related expenses, where to show taxable expenses and benefits, tips and other payments.

For the self-employed section you will see what to include in turnover, where to advice about coronavirus payments you may have received and allowable business expenses.

Register here

Finishing your online Self Assessment tax return

This will look at how to advice HMRC about other income such as bank interest, dividends and pensions, claiming tax reliefs, payments on account and how to view and pay your Self Assessment tax bill.

Register here

Record keeping for the self-employed

This will cover setting up a record system, tips on keeping it up to date, what you need to record and how long to keep your records.

Register here

Capital allowances for the self-employed

If you use the traditional method of accounting this webinar explains how to claim tax relief when buying larger items for use in your business such as vans, tools and machinery.

Register here

Or you can view this short video 'What expenses can I include in my Self Assessment tax return?' – one of a series available on HMRC’s YouTube channel.

If you can’t pay in full

HMRC are aware that many customers are facing financial difficulties. If you can’t pay by 31‌‌‌ January‌‌‌ 2023, then they may be able to help by arranging an affordable payment plan.

Go to GOV‌‌‌.UK and search 'HMRC payment plan'.

COVID-19 support schemes

If you received any grants or payments from COVID-19 support schemes up to 5 April 2022, you’ll need to include these in your tax return. For more information, search 'reporting coronavirus grants' on GOV‌‌‌.UK.

Meet the Mayor - Wolverhampton Business Forum

meet the buyer

Date: 8th December 6.30pm

Venue: Carvers

The Forum invites you to a 'Meet the Mayor' event on Thursday 8th December at 6.30pm at Carvers, Littles Lane, Wolverhampton, WV1 1JY. A chance to join a conversation with Andy Street to voice your opinion and thoughts on how to build and grow a ‘Thriving West Midlands’. If you are interested in attending please confirm via email to or WhatsApp to 07938 660108