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Self Employed Help

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Self Employed help during COVID-19 The Chancellor has announced a new Self- employment income support scheme for those affected by COVID-19. What self- employed help is available? Self-employed people will be able to apply for a grant of 80% of their monthly profits over the last three years, up to £2,500 a month. There is … Read more

Government financial help to Businesses

Financial assistance COVID-19

Financial assistance for Businesses during COVID-19 Since the announcement of financial assistance to businesses which employ staff under PAYE, we await the set-up of the HMRC portal through which it is intended that businesses will claim the 80% rebate. It appears that companies can make a claim having designated which staff are ‘furloughed’ i.e. those … Read more

Payment dates to HMRC

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Payment dates to HMRC changed due to COVID-19 With the outbreak of COVID-19 gripping the nation HMRC have announced some changes to the payment dates for VAT and Self-assessment. I would like to take this opportunity to clarify that although there has been a change to the payment deadlines the returns still have to be … Read more

Coronavirus Support

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The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by the Coronavirus. This includes a package of measures to support businesses including: a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme deferring VAT and Income Tax payments a Statutory Sick Pay relief … Read more


Coronavirus job retention scheme

The aim of the Coronavirus job retention scheme is to avoid people losing their jobs altogether, the government will reimburse 80% of the wage costs of “furloughed workers”, ie workers who are sent home and do not do any further work for the organisation. All UK employers, including charitable or non-profits, are eligible. Employers need … Read more

Homeworking tips for businesses

homeworking tips for business and employees COVID-19

Homeworking as advised by the government due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst we know that not every business will be able to operate from home, here are some tips for those that can: Know of any potential impediments your staff may face Even though this sounds obvious its worth have the conversation with your employees, … Read more

Covid-19 Key-workers

COVID-19 Key-workers list

Are you a COVID-19 key-worker? With the schools closing as of the 20th March 2020 and parents being asked to keep children home wherever possible. Care will still be available for children of COVID-19 key-workers and children classed as vulnerable. These measures have been introduced to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus spreading. Key-workers … Read more

IR35 private sector reforms delayed

Changes to furlough scheme and self employment income support scheme

IR35 private sector reforms to be delayed until 2021. The government has announced the one year delay to the off payroll working rules amid concerns of the covid-19 pandemic. Plans were announced at the end of the parliamentary debate on the Budget speech. “The government is postponing the reforms to the off payroll working rules- … Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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HMRC have launched a helpline for businesses concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus (covid-19). A phone helpline has been set up by HMRC to support businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The helpline allows any business or self-employed individual who is concerned … Read more

Paper Self-assessment Return

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Paper self-assessment returns will no longer be automatically sent out by HMRC. With the aim to encourage online filing and cut paper usage. Why digital? Why now? For the 2018/19 tax year 94% filed their tax return online recent 110% increase in customers registering for digital communication, HMRC feels this is the next step to … Read more