Covid 19 - see below our contact information

for some useful info for both

businesses and individuals



Virtual Services

Project Management

Business Support


Who are we?

est. 2007

Do you need someone you can trust? Someone to rely on? An extra person when you need it? Thats me.

I have 20 years Executive Office and Project Management experience. Support and guidance can be offered from general administration to board level and everything in between.

Through my vast network of contacts and experience of working with business contacts in the UK and Internationally I pride myself on being able to assist with almost anything.

Karen East, Director

Virtual Services

Flexible and affordable support services for your business or individual needs. One off or regular tasks.

A range of bespoke services can be offered to support you including (but not limited to) administration, diary management, travel arrangements, call answering services, client bookings, workshops & events, meeting arrangements, minute taking, compliance support, general secretarial & PA duties, tender and estimate preparation, invoicing, liasing with clients, data input & management.


Project Work

Helping you find more time..

Assisting, supporting or running a project for you.

Meetings can be attended, if required, in person, via webex, skype and via telephone.

Over 15 years experience as a Senior Project Manager working for FTSE 100 companies, managing and supporting projects in the UK and internationally.


Lifestyle Management

Are you too busy to organise your personal life? KE Business Services can provide you with a lifestyle PA. Services include:

- Diary and Email Management

- Travel & Holiday Arrangements

- General Administration

- Letters, Cards, Correspondence, & Purchasing Gifts



KE Business Services

Based in Woodstock, Oxfordshire - Offering support wherever you are!

Telephone. 07791 064047 / 01993 657569



COVID - 19

Things you can do NOW as an individual to ease finances:

* Mortgage? Request a 3 month holiday

*Council tax - phone your District Council - ask if instead of having February and March next year as your no payment months you can swap to having May and June this year for immediate relief.

* Utility bills - Read your meters every two weeks for accurate readings and speak to your provider to lower your monthly payment for the next few months. Request an immediate refund if you are in credit.

* Loans - Contact all providers and request either a payment holiday or a longer term to reduce payments.

* Credit Cards - Switch to 0% to reduce interest accrual. * Cancel any subscriptions you don’t need right now.

* Check the website and claim for everything you are entitled to.

* Self Assessment returns - process as soon as you can after 5 April, especially if you might be due a rebate.

#letshelpeachother #staysafe

And as a business:

The government measures to support business can found here;

A Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

All companies are eligible for this scheme

It is for “furloughed workers”, i.e. workers who have been granted a leave of absence

Information will need to be submitted to via an HMRC portal (still to be set up) and the 80% of the furloughed wages will be paid.

It is not clear yet whether employees will be paid directly or via the employer, what information will need to be provided – although information so far is that existing systems are not set up facilitate this measure

Deferring VAT and Self-Assessment Payments

This is an automatic, no applications are required.

For VAT this will apply from 20 March to 30 June 2020 – I take this to apply to VAT quarter periods rather than VAT payment due dates but will be seeking further clarification

The self-assessment payments due 31 July 2020 have also been deferred

These are deferrals - payment will need to be made by end of the current tax year for VAT and self-assessment by 31 January 2021

Measures announced

1. Statutory Sick Pay (up to £94.25 per week) to be refunded to small businesses (i.e. less than 250 employees) for employees who are off work with symptoms of COV-19.

2. Business rate holiday for business in retail, leisure and hospitality sectors with a rateable value of less than £51,000 during 2020-21

3. Retail and Hospitality Grant Scheme for businesses in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors;

Up to cash grant £25K for businesses with rateable value between 15,001 and £51,000

Up to cash grant £10K for businesses with rateable value of under £15K

The grant funds will be distributed via the local authorities who will be contacting businesses directly.

4. Small Business Grant Scheme – where a business occupies premises and is exempt from paying rates because of small business rate relief (SBBR) or rural rate relief (RRR) then a £10k grant will also be available.

This grant will also be distributed via the local authorities who will be contacting such businesses directly.

5. Business Interruption Loan Scheme – The Government will now guarantee 80% of the value of bank loans made to small businesses and waive finance charges. It is to be access through 40 accredited finance providers (mostly main stream lenders).

6. Time to pay arrangement – HMRC will agree deferral of existing tax liabilities, decided on a case by case basis