Government aid

COVID: VAT deferral extended

Overview HMRC recently provided an update of their VAT deferral scheme. This note summarises HMRC’s guidance, You can read the guidance in full here. The VAT deferral scheme Basically, if you deferred VAT payments at the start of COVID (between 20 March and 30 June 2020) and you still have payments to make, you can […]

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Extension of the UK Job Retention Scheme and introduction of the Local Restrictions Support Grant

Job Retention Scheme extended and Local Restrictions Support Grant announced Over the weekend the UK Government made two announcements that will help to support UK businesses: extension of the Job Retention Scheme; and creation of a Local Restrictions Support Grant Job Retention Scheme The Job Support Scheme that was recently announced has been suspended and […]

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Job Support Schemes (Revised)

Background to the new Job Support Schemes As you probably remember, the initial wage subsidy offered by the Government to employees was called the Furlough Scheme. This scheme comes to an end at the end of October and claims for October need to be submitted to HMRC no later than 30/11/20. On 24 September the […]

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Job Support Scheme

The Job Support Scheme aims to protect jobs by topping up the wages of staff that are employed on a part-time basis.

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Update on the UK Job Retention Scheme

The rules on the Job Retention Scheme are changing The aim of this note is to provide you with an update on the UK Job Retention Scheme and follows various announcements and changes made by the UK Government. The rules that are planned to operate each month are, in summary as follows. Job Retention Scheme […]

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Can a sole director be furloughed?

Two reasons why we don’t think a sole director can be furloughed The question that I am trying to address here is if a sole director can furlough himself or herself In summary, there are two reasons why I don’t think that this is allowed under the current rules: Reason 1: A company must always […]

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Help for the UK self-employed announced today

Taxable grant of 80% of average monthly profits, up to a maximum of £2,500/month The UK Government announced today a grant to help self-employed to help them cope with the financial impact of Coronavirus. The Coronavirus Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, as it is called, is worth 80% of the self-employed persons average monthly profits over […]

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Government announces more time to file Accounts and pay Corporation Tax

Deadline for filing accounts with Companies House delayed by 3 months The UK Government has announced that from today (25/03/20) businesses can apply for a 3-month extension for filing their accounts. The Government says: “As part of the agreed measures, while companies will still have to apply for the 3-month extension to be granted, those […]

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UK COVID-19 aid for businesses – actions and fees

This post summarises the webinar that we held earlier today (25/03/20, 9:30am UK Time) regarding the aid that is available to small businesses and the actions we suggest that you take. As I noted before, we would like to offer these services to our clients free of charge. However, like everyone else we need to […]

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