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Covid-19 and other news

  • Coronavirus Update – Winter Economy Plan 24/09/2020

    The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, today announced additional support for businesses and workers. Whilst the details and guidance are yet to be published, the main elements of the announcement were: -Job Support Scheme to commence 1st November, for a 6 month period, providing a grant towards the wages of employees working reduced hours due to decreased...Read More

  • Coronavirus Update – Kickstart Scheme 07/09/2020

    The Government has launched the Kickstart Scheme to provide job placements for young people currently on Universal Credit . The main features of the Scheme include: -Funding is provided for a 6 month placing at National Minimum Wage, associated National Insurance contributions and auto enrolment pension, together with £1500 per placement for setup, support and...Read More

  • Coronavirus Update – HMRC briefing on their continuing support 27/08/2020

    HM Revenue & Customs have issued a briefing paper explaining how they intend to provide support over the coming months. We particularly draw your attention to the following: -Taxpayers are expected to file returns on time and should prepare to meet future tax obligations. -Penalty notices are being issued to those not meeting their obligations, but...Read More

  • Coronavirus Update – Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) 2nd Grant 17/08/2020

    In our Update dated 1st June 2020, we notified you of the 2nd grant being provided from August 2020.  Further guidance has now been issued, and the Scheme has now opened. We particularly draw your attention to the following: -Terms & eligibility of the grant remain unchanged (see our Update dated 1st June 2020). -The Scheme...Read More

  • Coronavirus Update – Job Retention Bonus 03/08/2020

    On 8th July 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the Job Retention Bonus. HM Revenue & Customs have provided more detail in a newly published policy paper. -All employers are eligible for the Scheme which provides them with a one-off payment of £1,000 for each employee who they previously claimed for under the Job Retention...Read More

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