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Businesses can still access the Recovery Loan Scheme

Businesses affected by Coronavirus can still access the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) launched in April, despite the closure of applications for other Government loan schemes, including the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The RLS opened for application on 6…

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Fifth round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to launch in late July

The fifth round of the Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will launch in late July, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed. This round of the SEISS will differ from previous rounds as it will be paid at two…

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Government extends ban on commercial evictions until March 2022

The Treasury has reassured many distressed business owners by confirming that a moratorium on commercial evictions introduced in April 2020 will now be extended for another year. The ban, introduced more than a year ago, has already been extended twice…

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Preparing for the end of the Stamp Duty Holiday

Introduced in July 2020, the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Holiday has helped hundreds of homeowners and investors to reduce the cost of purchasing a new property. However, the higher SDLT thresholds will change from 1 July increasing the cost…

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CJRS – Upcoming changes to payments and the furlough scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) continues to support many businesses, who are reliant on the financial support it offers to cover the costs of staff on furlough. Extended earlier this year in the Budget, support from the CJRS will…

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Insolvency Service to be given new powers to tackle directors who misused COVID loan schemes

Directors of dissolved companies who have benefited from the Government-backed Coronavirus loan schemes, who now do not intend to repay them, could find themselves facing tough sanctions. The Government has announced that the Insolvency Service will be given new powers…

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Is your business ready for the changes to furlough?

Following the Government’s decision to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) earlier this year, businesses now have the opportunity to rely on this support until the end of September. Introduced more than a year ago, the furlough scheme (as…

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Time is running out to join the VAT Deferral Scheme

Companies now have less than one month left to join the VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme. The deadline to join the scheme on 21 June has prompted HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to issue a fresh warning to businesses that…

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HMRC issues their latest employer bulletin

The latest version of the Employer Bulletin has now been released by HMRC. This edition has articles including: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme VAT deferral new payment scheme New one-off payment of £500 to support working households receiving tax credits Extension…

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The P11D deadline approaches – Are you ready?

If you run a business, you might provide benefits, or non-exempt expenses, to some or all of your employees. If you do, it is important to be aware of the annual P11D form that needs to be completed and sent…

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