Defra extends BPS and funding deadlines for agriculture sector

The Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has extended the deadline for farmers and land managers to apply for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments and claim funding for their environmental and woodland work under other schemes until

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Bounce Back Loans scheme for small businesses

The Chancellor has announced a new loans measure, known as the Bounce Back Loans Scheme (BBLS), which will allow small businesses to borrow up to 25 per cent of their turnover, up to a maximum of £50,000. The BBLS will

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Certain sectors see access to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme restricted

Some sectors that receive payments from the Government as well as from private sources have seen their access to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) restricted. The CJRS allows employers to retain employees on the PAYE Payroll who are not

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Payment of dividends during the Coronavirus outbreak

It is common for directors of limited companies, who are also shareholders, to receive much of their income in the form of dividends instead of through a salary, owing to the tax benefits this can entail. However, there are strict

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Are you or your team classed as essential workers?

Book your free coronavirus test online For the Government to begin the process of lifting the lockdown they need to undertake more test to understand what proportion of the UK public is immune and to ensure those most at risk

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Coronavirus Customs Authorisations

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government is making temporary changes to customs policy and authorisations. These amendments to existing policies are most likely to affect businesses authorised, or applying to be authorised by customs, that use temporary storage

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Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is expected to release a new online service to help companies reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) that has been paid as a result of COVID—19. As such, it has updated its guidance on its website

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Child Benefit and the High-Income Child Benefit Charge during the coronavirus outbreak

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak on incomes in the most affected sectors has the potential to have a knock-on effect on eligibility for Child Benefit and the High-Income Child Benefit Charge. The High Income Child Benefit Charge was introduced

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Businesses bombarded by cyber-attacks as they seek support for COVID-19

A range of organisations, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), have released fresh warnings about the risk of cyber-attacks during this already challenging period. Reports are being released that suggest that cybercriminals are targeting businesses

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Are you eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Find out if you are eligible and how to obtain the taxable grant worth 80 per cent of your taxable trading profits. Click here to download our PDF guidance.

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