29

Sep

Job Support Scheme As posted on 25th September, the existing CJRS – the furlough scheme – finishes on 31 October. The government is introducing a new Job Support Scheme from 1 November 2020. For employers to participate in the scheme: employees will need to work a minimum of 33% of their usual hours for every hour…

25

Sep

Yesterday Rishi Sunak announced a new Job Support Scheme which will kick in from 1st November after the end of the current furlough scheme on 31st October 2020. The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid-19, to help keep…

25

Sep

The Government have announced that the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme is being extended from 1st November 2020. The grant extension is for self-employed individuals who are currently eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and are actively continuing to trade, but are facing reduced demand due to coronavirus (COVID-19). You do not necessarily have to…

09

Sep

Clients frequently asking us to recommend software to them, and we are loath to do so, because what works for one person does not necessarily work for another. If we are not doing the data entry, then it needs to be software which the client finds easy to use, not ourselves. So we are happy…

14

Aug

We are delighted to announce that one of our long-standing clients, Jon Pijnen at TMC Capital Ltd, has won a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Technical Team Studio for the 2019 FIFA World Cup with Fox Sports. That is a fantastic achievement, Jon. Huge congratulations to you and the team.

31

Jul

Following the gradual lifting of the lockdown, we are starting to see some clients in our offices. We are happy to see you here. However, please note that as of 8th August 2020 the government have announced that it will be mandatory to wear a face covering if you are visiting any premises offering legal,…

09

Jul

Summary of the main points from Rishi Sunak’s mini budget announced yesterday lunchtime 8th July 2020: No extension to the job retention scheme but instead a Job Retention Bonus – The Chancellor will pay businesses a £1,000 job retention bonus for every furloughed worker that is brought back and employed until the end of January…

02

Jul

HMRC has today published a list of different scenarios to try and help those looking to claim under the SEISS grant scheme to see if they are eligible based on the meaning of “adversely affected”. If you are intending to claim for either the first SEISS scheme – deadline 13th July – or second SEISS…

23

Jun

According to Jim Harra, chief executive of HMRC, the CJRS has been a magnet for fraudsters. And HMRC are now starting to crack down. Make sure you have not inadvertently fallen foul of the rules. We have taken this from a recent article by AccountingWeb. How widespread is abuse? A survey commissioned by Crossland Solicitors of 2000…

23

Jun

Remember that if you are intending to put employees on flexible furlough from 1st July, it is a change to their terms of engagement so you need to have something in writing. Below is a link to a template you may wish to use for flexibly furloughed employees. Many thanks to Kirsty McGregor for giving…