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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HMRC’s amended guidance on late furlough claims

23 Nov 2020

On 19 November 2020, the Government amended its guidance to give examples of what is meant by a ‘reasonable excuse’, for submitting furlough claims past the deadline.

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Furlough scheme update – Publication of claims and employees serving notice

16 Nov 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that employees serving notice cannot be claimed for from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from 1 December 2020 onwards. It has also confirmed further details of plans to disclose details of claims made by employers from December onwards. Notice periods The change means employers cannot claim furlough […]

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Businesses return £215 million furlough payments to the Government

21 Sep 2020

According to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), more than £215 million of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) payments have been willingly returned to the Government by UK firms, out of £35.4 billion worth of claims up until 16 August.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme rejects claims after employer accounting errors

18 Sep 2020

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has warned businesses to get “their data right” or face delays receiving grants under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

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HMRC confirms unused Employment Allowance can be used to reduce other tax costs

21 Aug 2020

Employers who delay their Employment Allowance claim and have unused Employment Allowance available at the end of the tax year “can use this to reduce other tax costs”, it has been confirmed.

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COVID-19: The key dates for your tax diary

01 Jul 2020

There are a number of Government support measures to help businesses through the coronavirus pandemic, as well as various business tax obligations being deferred. However, it can be difficult to keep track of all of the dates, deadlines and requirements, with many being amended, delayed or deferred over the past few months.

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One in 10 firms unable to reopen safely under current guidance, study reveals

29 May 2020

One in 10 firms are unable to open safely under the Government’s current health and safety guidance, a major study has revealed.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – the next steps

27 May 2020

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), also known as the furlough scheme, was recently extended until October, with no changes until August. But what happens next with the scheme?

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