COVID-19: Time is running out to make November furlough claims

02 Dec 2020

Businesses have just days left to make a claim for staff furloughed in November, with the deadline ending on 14‌‌‌ ‌‌December 2020.

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Advisory Fuel Rates: updates from 1 December 2020

30 Nov 2020

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has updated the Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) which come into effect on 1 December 2020, for company car drivers requiring fuel costs from their employer. However, you can use the previous AFRs for up to one month from the date of the new rates. 

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HMRC to investigate Eat Out to Help Out scheme claimants

19 Nov 2020

Registered users of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme (EOTHO) should check their claims to ensure that money has not been paid out incorrectly, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced.

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Government set to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030

18 Nov 2020

The Government is set to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030, with hybrid vehicles to follow in 2035.

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Proposed R&D cap for SMEs published

16 Nov 2020

On 12 November 2020, the details of the proposed Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Cap, which is due to come into effect on 1 April 2021, was published.

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Temporary Annual Investment Allowance extended to January 2022

12 Nov 2020

The temporary Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) will be extended until 01 January 2022 to “stimulate investment in UK manufacturing”, it has been announced.

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Government set to unveil legislation enabling ministers to block foreign takeovers of UK companies

11 Nov 2020

The Government is set to unveil new legislation that will enable ministers to block firms from ‘hostile states’ from completing takeovers of UK companies.

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HMRC urges businesses to act ahead of end of transition period to “avoid disruption”

05 Nov 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has written to over 250,000 VAT-registered businesses urging them to “act now” ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period.

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COVID-19: Payment holidays on credit cards, car finance and personal loans extended

04 Nov 2020

Payment holidays on credit cards, car finance, personal loans and pawned goods have been extended following the Government’s announcement of a second lockdown from Thursday 5 November.

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Premium Bond holders express concern with new paper-free system

21 Oct 2020

Some Premium Bond holders have expressed their concern with the new paper-free system after National Savings and Investments (NS&I) announced that it would stop paying winnings by cheque from March 2021.

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