Changes to Self-Employed and furlough schemes
June 1, 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced the following changes to the Self-Employed Income Support (SEISS) and Coronavirus Job Retention Schemes (CJRS) at the close of business last week.

SEISS...

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Waiving salaries or dividends
May 28, 2020

HMRC advice for people choosing to give up their income to support their business or donate to charity during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been published.

Business owners who have decided to give-up their...

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Coronavirus – Business update 27 May 2020
May 27, 2020

This week, the formal process to claim back certain Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments is launched. From 26 May 2020, employers can register their claim using a new online process.

Making a...

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Cash boost for new business start-ups
May 26, 2020

Innovative businesses and start-ups are set to benefit from a £40 million government investment to drive forward new technological advances. It was announced 20 May 2020, that government is doubling investment in the Fast Start...

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Social distancing at work
May 21, 2020

The following guidelines have been released to cover social distancing concerns if working in offices or call centres. The objective being to maintain 2m social distancing whenever possible.

The published guidelines...

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Title: Coronavirus – Business support updates 19 May 2020
May 19, 2020

Trade credit insurance guarantee

Last week, the government announced that businesses with supply chains that rely on Trade Credit Insurance, and who are experiencing difficulties maintaining cover due to...

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Six-month extension to MOT dates
May 18, 2020

A reminder that if you need to renew your vehicle MOT after 30 March 2020, the usual annual renewal date should have been extended by six-months. Conditions that apply are:

Eligibility

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Coronavirus – Business support updates 13 May 2020
May 13, 2020

Easing back from lock-down

Boris Johnson made his long-awaited statement on the government’s plans to ease lock-down (7pm, Sunday 10 May 2020). No great surprises and we have included a brief...

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Claiming tax relief for home office expenses
May 7, 2020

In the past, claims for the costs of home office furniture and other equipment has been difficult to obtain unless your employer dictates that you must work from home.

With the advent of lock-down and working from home...

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Tax Diary May/June 2020
May 5, 2020

1 May 2020 - Due date for corporation tax due for the year ended 30 July 2019.

19 May 2020 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 May 2020. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 May 2020).

19 May 2020 -...

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