News and Updates

 

Job Support Scheme has changed

Rishi Sunak announced changes to the Job Support Scheme (JSS) yesterday one week before the scheme is set to start. The updated scheme is now more generous than previously planned with employees receiving up to 73% of their usual wage for working a minimum of 1/5 of...

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More grants for the self-employed

HMRC has published guidance on two new coronavirus- related grants for the self-employed that it will be administering. The bad news is that the deadline for claiming the second Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant passed on 19 October. The good news is...

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Test and Trace support payments

Lump sum payment If on or after 28 September 2020 you're asked to self-isolate, you're entitled to a lump sum payment of £500 if: you were notified by NHS Test and Trace you are employed or self-employed (this includes being a member of a partnership) you can't work...

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Key announcements

The Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) In the recent announcement, the chancellor has extended the SEISS for six months with a third and fourth grant being made available. The third grant will cover November 2020 to January 2021 but has been lowered to 20%...

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CJRS Job Retention Bonus

Here is a summary, broadly in line with what we knew was coming:- the Job Retention Bonus is available to employers in respect of each employee who (a) has been on furlough at some point; and (b) remains employed, and not under notice, on 31 January 2021. HMRC will...

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Further help for the self employed announced

The Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) In the recent announcement, the chancellor has extended the SEISS for six months with a third and fourth grant being made available. The third grant will cover November 2020 to January 2021 but has been lowered to 20%...

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New Jobs Support Scheme

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has set out the government's new job retention measures in a statement to the House of Commons. The furlough scheme will come to an end, as planned, on 31 October 2020.  The government says it cannot keep jobs open only inside the furlough...

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VAT Flat Rate Percentages Reduced

Good news for the catering and holiday accommodation sectors. HMRC have finally updated their flat rate percentages for the businesses mostly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Reduced rates will apply from 15 July 2020 to 12 January 2021. Catering services...

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