SEISS Extension

The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme Grant Extension The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) was first introduced to assist sole traders and those in a partnership who had been adversely affected by Covid-19. The SEISS has now been extended to cover two further grants, each covering a three-month period with the first grant covering November 2020…Read More

Working from home allowance

We suspect that many of you have been working from home over the last few months due to obvious reasons. Did you know however that by working from home you can save money in tax? HMRC have a scheme in place which helps you cover the seemingly higher costs of working from home such as…Read More

Charity reporting

Implications for breaking fundamental laws One of the most high-profile charities was in the news for not following fundamental charity laws. Upon investigation, the Charity Commission found that trustees of The Prince Andrew Charitable Trust had breached charity law overpayments to a trustee, which could have resulted in the loss of public funding of over…Read More

The Winter Economic Plan

Extra Help for Small Business Owners Here are 5 extra support offerings for small business owners announced on 24th September 2020 The Government has extended the 15% VAT cut for the tourism and hospitality sectors to the end of March next year. Businesses who deferred their VAT between March & June 2020 will no longer…Read More

The next step for MTD

It’s a digital world – The next step for MTD We have already had the first big move in Making Tax Digital, with the transition of nearly all VAT registered companies with a turnover of over £85,000 being forced onto digital software such as QuickBooks or being made to use bridging software, keeping an online…Read More

VAT changes

What has happened? On the 8th July 2020, the UK government announced that it would be introducing a temporary reduction in the rate of VAT for certain supplies of hospitality, holiday & hotel accommodation and admissions to certain attractions. They will be slicing the rate of VAT payable from the normal standard rate of 20%…Read More

Flexible Furlough For Directors

Up until now, company directors have been able to furlough themselves and carry on doing their director duties, provided they are doing no income-generating activities. This is still the case, however, with the introduction of a new phase of the furlough scheme, they may wish to consider the option of ‘Flexible Furlough’. Here we explain…Read More

SEISS-The second Grant

The Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) was first introduced to assist sole traders and those in a partnership who had been adversely affected by Covid-19. The scheme offered a grant worth 80% of average monthly trading profits for a three month period, paid in a single instalment and capped at a total of £7,500.…Read More

Restarting your deferred VAT in seconds!

As you might have seen, HMRC has now ended their deferral of VAT payments and as such, you may now wish to reinstate your direct debit payments. Unfortunately, HMRC has removed the ability for us to set this up on your behalf, however, it is relatively straightforward for you to do now. Firstly, you will…Read More

The end of Furlough?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – The End of Furlough? On the 29th of May, the chancellor announced some major new updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to help get businesses back on their feet and employees back to work. Here we outline the latest changes and highlight what you need to know. Deadline…Read More

COVID-19 the numbers

The numbers behind the covid-19 pandemic The Coronavirus has pushed the world into a downward financial spiral and plagued global societies with financial uncertainty, loss and great sadness. Many international governments and health organisations are doing all they can to not only stop the spread but to also provide support and stability to those also…Read More

Self-employed Grant

Who can get the Self-Employed grant? Sole traders or partners in a trading partnership, but not director/owners of limited company businesses. What will you get? A taxable grant representing up to 80% of your average profits if you meet the following criteria: you submitted your tax return for 2018/19 ( year ended 5th April 2019…Read More

Support for Self-Employed COVID-19

On Thursday evening, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the eagerly awaited government aid plans for the self-employed in the UK. The scheme looks to mirror the current support offered to the employed by offering an 80% guarantee on income up to £2,500 per month (dependant on conditions). How much will I get? Much like the scheme…Read More

What Financial Support is Available for businesses during the COVID-19 Outbreak?

With the vast majority of the country practising ‘social isolation’ during the outbreak of the Coronavirus, we are seeing that more money is remaining in pockets and out of the cash flow of small businesses. We look at some of the solutions available to help businesses protect themselves through this potentially difficult time financially. Government…Read More

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