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Government publishes new ‘Covid Secure’ guidance

25 Jun 2020

The Government has published new ‘Covid Secure’ guidance following the announcement that businesses in England including pubs, bars, restaurants, hair salons, barbers, hotels and bed and breakfasts may reopen from 4 July 2020. The latest documents, prepared by the Department

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Remember to reinstate your VAT direct debit in time for your next payment

25 Jun 2020

If you are using the option to defer VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 and you have cancelled your direct debit, you should now ensure that you reinstate your direct debit in enough time for

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HM Revenue & Customs clarifies repayments of Corporation Tax and anticipated losses

25 Jun 2020

With businesses across many sectors having been hit hard by the Coronavirus crisis, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has now said it will, in exceptional circumstances, consider claims for Corporation Tax repayments for prior periods based on anticipated losses, even

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Employers given 30 days to confess to furlough fraud

25 Jun 2020

Employers will be given 30 days to ‘confess’ to furlough abuses, with legislation being fast-tracked to allow HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to reclaim any furlough grant that is overpaid to employers, or that is not spent on wages as

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COVID-19: UK businesses owed more than £133 billion since lockdown began

24 Jun 2020

UK businesses are owed more than £133 billion since the lockdown measures began in March, with the average business waiting on £148,917 for work that was completed before the lockdown.

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Download our Coronavirus support for business timeline

19 Jun 2020

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK, the Government has announced numerous schemes to support employers and businesses. Several of these schemes are winding down or changing in the coming months, so we have created a handy

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Stamp duty: Government relaxing three-year rule for reclaiming surcharge for exceptional circumstances in relation to COVID-19

15 Jun 2020

The Government is relaxing the three-year rule for reclaiming the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge for exceptional circumstances where a property could not be sold during the three-year time limit because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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HM Revenue & Customs publishes detailed guidance on calculating furlough claims from July onwards

15 Jun 2020

HM Revenue & Customs has published detailed guidance on the operation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from 1 July 2020 onwards, including examples of how to calculate claims for the new flexible furlough option. The CJRS currently provides

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Further clarification issued on eligibility for second round of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

15 Jun 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued further details of eligibility for the second round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), which will provide taxable grants to self-employed individuals. The grants will be 70 per cent of average monthly

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Government delays VAT Reverse Charge

15 Jun 2020

The Government has announced that the controversial VAT Reverse Charge rules for the construction sector will be delayed until 1 March 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The VAT Reverse Charge rules, which effectively transfer the responsibility of paying VAT

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