Download the Government’s guide to the Job Support Scheme

Many businesses have welcomed the news that the Government will introduce a new scheme to support them with their employment costs once the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends. The new Job Support Scheme will launch on 1 November 2020 and

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Chancellor announces new Job Support Scheme and package of business support measures

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a new job protection scheme and a range of new business support measures. Announcing his Winter Economy Plan at a hastily arranged statement in the House of Commons, Mr Sunak said: “Our task now

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CBILS ends on 30th September 2020

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has offered important financial support to thousands of businesses across the UK – but it is due to end this month. Although the deadline for accredited lenders to review applications was recently extended

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Change to Companies House bank details

Companies House has changed its bank details with effect from 1 September 2020 following a technical change to the way it is funded. Letters sent by Companies House from 1 September 2020 onwards include the new bank details, which businesses

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More than £1 billion in tax reliefs for creative industry

According to the latest official figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), a total of £1.1 billion was paid out in tax reliefs for the creative sector during 2019/20. The figure represents a rise of more than £30 million on

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Advisory Fuel Rates for next quarter come into effect

A new set of Advisory Fuel Rates for the next financial quarter are now in effect as of 1 September 2020. These rates apply to any employee who uses a company car. The rates can be used in circumstances where

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Key dates for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is slowly wound down by the Government, businesses must adapt their PAYE reporting and payroll function to reflect the required funding contributions. To help, we have provided a list of key dates for

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The first Child Trust Funds (CTFs) can now be claimed

The first Child Trust Funds (CTFs) are set to mature in September allowing those turning 18 to access their fund for the first time. CTFs were tax-free children’s savings account set up by the Government, which were available to those

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Four in five SMEs are confident over their Coronavirus recovery

Four in five UK small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are confident that they will recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, according to research by Starling Bank and the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. The data indicates that 75 per cent of business

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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) writes to 3,000 employers over furlough claims

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is reportedly writing to 3,000 employers over claims they have made for grants from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The ICAEW Tax Faculty says that HMRC began issuing the letters at the end of

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