New law clarifies redundancy rights
August 4, 2020

New legislation applies from 31 July 2020 to ensure that furloughed employees receive statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wages, rather than a reduced amount based on their furloughed pay.

Business owners who are considering...

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Making Tax Digital – getting prepared
July 30, 2020

We have been waiting for some time for government to announce an extension to its Making Tax Digital (MTD) program; this they did last week.

What is MTD?

HMRC are keen to digitise the collection of information...

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Brexit – get someone to deal with customs for you
July 28, 2020

It seems fairly likely that we are heading for a no-deal exit from the EU, 1 January 2021. Many smaller businesses that presently import or export goods from and to the EU will need to deal with a complex raft of customs and VAT issues...

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Losses and loans
July 23, 2020

Many businesses in vulnerable sectors may have slipped into a loss making position following lock-down. Some of those businesses may have availed themselves of government backed “soft” loans to provide them with the...

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Audiences back in theatres from 1 August
July 21, 2020

Social distancing will be challenging theatre and other performance arts facilities as they grapple with the news announced last week that indoor performance with socially distanced audiences will be able to take place across the...

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Employers face difficult choices
July 16, 2020

The furlough scheme has enabled employers to defer decisions about their workforce – who to retain, who to let go – but as from the beginning of August 2020, employers will be obliged to meet the furlough costs on an incremental...

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Time to dust-off your gym shoes and swimming togs
July 14, 2020

The government announced further easing of lock-down restrictions last week. Outdoor pools can reopen to the public from 11 July, followed by indoor gyms, pools and leisure centres on 25 July 2020.

In a recent press...

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Its tax payment time again
July 10, 2020

If you submit a self-assessment tax return you may need to consider your options as any second payments on account for 2019-20, are coming due for payment 31 July 2020. In a nut-shell you have three...

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Summer Statement 8 July 2020
July 9, 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak continued with his campaign to support the business and jobs community today, 8 July 2020, as firms engage with the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak and the measures taken to control...

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Which businesses can reopen 4th July 2020
July 8, 2020

As the town of Leicester demonstrates, the recent announcement that many businesses would be able to reopen since 4 July 2020, depends on local conditions. Rates of infection in Leicester are causing concerns and consequently, local...

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