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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Self-employed profits must be “significantly reduced” to claim third SEISS grant, says HMRC

26 Nov 2020

Self-employed workers’ profits must be “significantly reduced” in order to claim the third instalment of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), it has been revealed.

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Companies House to scrap paper reminder letters

26 Nov 2020

Companies House has announced that businesses will no longer receive reminder letters, as it seeks to end paper communications. Businesses across the UK have been receiving a notification letter by post letting them know that Companies House is withdrawing this service, as it seeks to save £1.2 million annually. Instead, companies will be asked to […]

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The New COVID-19 Tier System

25 Nov 2020

When the national temporary lockdown ends in England on 2 December 2020, the country will enter a new tougher, tiered local system of restrictions. To help you understand what you can and cannot do under this new system, please use our helpful chart: Tier 1 – Medium Tier 2 – High Tier 3 – Very […]

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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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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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HMRC receives almost 55,000 tax relief claims for working from home

14 Oct 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has received 54,800 tax relief claims from individuals for working from home using a new online portal.

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Heritage organisations set to receive £103 million under Culture Recovery Fund

09 Oct 2020

Some 445 heritage organisations affected by Covid-19 are set to receive more than £103 million in affordable loans and grant funding, it has been revealed.

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COVID-19: National Audit Office warns up to 60 per cent of Bounce Back Loans may not be paid back

07 Oct 2020

The Government’s spending watchdog, the National Audit Office (NAO), has warned that up to 60 per cent of businesses may not pay back the 100 per cent Government-backed Bounce Back Loans Scheme (BBLS) because of fraudulent applications and minimal credit checks.

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Seven in 10 small businesses adapt sales or payment tactics to pandemic, study reveals

28 Aug 2020

Almost seven in 10 small businesses have launched an e-commerce website or introduced contact-free point of sale (POS) technology to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been revealed.

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