Chancellor unveils changes to furlough scheme

1 Jun 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a series of changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from July that will see furloughed employees able to return to work part-time, but with the value of Government support reducing gradually from

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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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New Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill to extend accounting deadlines

22 May 2020

The new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill will help maximise your business’ chance of survival throughout the coronavirus pandemic, it has been suggested.

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme receives 440,000 applications on day one

18 May 2020

The landmark Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) recorded more than 440,000 applications on its first day, official figures have revealed.

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More than 423,000 workers were paid less than the National Minimum Wage in 2019

14 May 2020

More than 423,000 workers were paid less than the National Minimum Wage (NMW) in 2019, according to a recent study.

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme open for business

13 May 2020

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is now open for business, weeks ahead of schedule.

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COVID-19: The impact on company car benefit in kind

6 May 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people in the UK are now working from home or have been placed on furlough leave, meaning that they are not using their employer-provided company car. But what is the impact on the benefit

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Zero-rate of VAT applied to sales of PPE from today

1 May 2020

The tax on personal protective equipment purchased by care homes, businesses, charities and individuals will be cut from today, it has been announced.

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IR35: House of Lords committee calls for reform of off-payroll working rules

30 Apr 2020

A House of Lords committee report that is reviewing the planned changes to the IR35 off-payroll working rules has called for a reform of the rules, stating that there are ‘inherent flaws’ in the legislation.

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