Month: November 2020

Third Self-Employed grant now available!

The HMRC portal for the Self Employed who have been adversely affected by the pandemic to claim for the third SEISS grant has now opened. Care is needed however before you claim! The rules for this third grant, and the future fourth grant, are different to those that applied for the first two. Who can […]

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Planning a virtual Staff party?

HMRC has confirmed that where all normal conditions are met, virtual events CAN be included when considering the £150 annual event exemption for staff events. So if you’re thinking about a festive ‘thank you’ for your team, that’s one less hurdle to consider! What conditions must you meet? The event must be annual. It must […]

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Spending Review – The Key Facts

Rishi Sunak yesterday outlined the Government’s spending plans for the coming year. These areas included health, transport, education and other public services. There was also a briefing on the state of the UK economy and the latest forecasts. Despite concerns around potential tax increases, Sunak instead opted to keep those under wraps until Spring’s Budget. […]

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Key dates for the Furlough Scheme!

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, or Furlough Scheme, was recently extended across the UK until 31st March 2021. The key features of the latest incarnation of the scheme are as follows: Starting on the 1st November, the Government will pay 80% of employee’s usual wages for the hours they do not work, up to a […]

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VAT Deferral Payment Scheme

Businesses who had a VAT liability that fell due between 20th March 2020 and 30th June 2020 were able to defer payment until March 2021. This deadline for payment has now been extended again, giving small businesses an opportunity to hold on to that cash for a longer period. As part of the Government’s Coronavirus […]

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Central Beds Council Business Support Grants now open!

We’ve received notification from Central Bedfordshire Council that applications are now open for the first of two new COVID-19 Business Support Grants. As we’ve reported previously, these are aimed at businesses who’ve been forced to close by the Lockdown regulations, and who pay business rates. A second scheme to support other businesses who’ve been ordered […]

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