18

Jun

13th July is the last date by which you can apply for the first SEISS grant – so do act now if you believe you are eligible for this or have received an email invitation from HMRC to apply for this government support 14th July is the key date for the second SEISS scheme. When…

17

Jun

You can no longer delay VAT payments because of coronavirus (COVID-19) VAT bills that have a payment date on or after 1 July 2020 must be paid on time.If you cancelled your Direct Debit, set it up again so you don’t miss a payment. Contact HMRC as soon as possible if you are unable to…

03

Jun

There are so many changes coming thick and fast during this COVID-19 pandemic. One of the important issues for employers is that they have done the relevant paperwork to back up their claims. If you furlough an employee, this is a change to their employment and therefore you must have something in writing to confirm…

02

Jun

Yesterday we published a post about the next steps for the furlough scheme. We just wanted to draw your attention to a few points: The Government had warned employers that financial support would start to taper off, but it was a bit surprising that flexible furloughing is to be introduced one month earlier than expected,…

01

Jun

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced further details on the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) including improved flexibility to bring furloughed employees back part time in July, and a new taper requiring employers to contribute modestly to furloughed salaries from August From 1 July 2020, businesses will be given the flexibility to…

01

Jun

• The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has extended the SEISS. The scheme was initially open until 30th June. Individuals can continue to apply for the first SEISS grant until 13 July. Under the first grant, eligible individuals can claim a taxable grant worth 80% of their average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment…

26

May

You may remember that in his budget on 17th March 2020, the Chancellor anounced a raft of measures to support businesses through the CODIV-19 crisis. Among these measures was the fact that if you were off sick or self-isolating because of COVID-19, from Friday 20th March Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) could now be paid from…

18

May

For those businesses who may be experiencing problems getting business support loans, we thought it might be helpful to share some information provided by Kirsty McGregor, at The Corporate Finance Network. Kirsty reports that “there is a lot of activity on social media as Starling Bank have declined a large number of Bounce Back loans,…

15

May

We are delighted that some of our clients have already contacted us to say that they are opening their businesses back up as of Monday 18th May. With this in mind, we are passing on some links which may be useful. You can keep up to date with the latest government guidance here:  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/offices-and-contact-centres …

04

May

Today, 4th May 2020, HMRC have announced that the Self-employed cannot ask their Accountant to make the claim on their behalf. Self employed individuals have to make the claim themselves. To make the claim you need to have a government gateway account. So if you do not have a government gateway account, we would strongly…