Details of Job Support Scheme eligibility published

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published further details of the Job Support Scheme (JSS), announced by the Chancellor during his Winter Economy Statement in Parliament and subsequently amended to reflect tightening restrictions. The JSS Open will help businesses and

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HMRC to accept legal correspondence by email during Covid-19 pandemic

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will now accept legal correspondence by email rather than by post throughout the coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced. The notice forms part of new guidance designed to reduce the handling of paper documents and

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New Charities Register aims to improve transparency

A new and improved register of charities aims to improve public confidence by increasing transparency on how donations are spent. The new style public register of charities was launched last month and, according to the Charity Commission, the new system

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Extended business interruption loan scheme to provide vital funding for charities

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has confirmed that the Government has extended the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) until the end of November. Since March, nearly £53 billion Government-backed loans have been granted to commercial and third sector organisations. One of

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Charity Commission urges greater fraud awareness

The Charity Commission has used its annual Fraud Awareness Week to urge charities to protect its hard-earned funds from scammers. The fraud awareness campaign, which this year ran from 19 to 23 October, was organised jointly by the Charity Commission

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Lack of migrant workers could affect Christmas food supplies

A severe seasonal labour shortage could affect Christmas sales for producers, with one business group claiming that a lack of non-UK poultry workers could lead to the collapse of the industry. According to the British Poultry Council (BPC), Christmas food

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Brexit: UK food safety standards in jeopardy, say farmers

Despite the Government insisting that the UK will not allow food standards to drop regardless of who the country does trade deals with post-Brexit and millions of consumers signing petitions asking for food and farming standards to be enshrined in

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Government extends further support to businesses affected by COVID-19

Under increasing pressure from business groups, local authority leaders and the public, the Government has decided to extend several of its existing support measures to help businesses across the UK – regardless of whether they are forced to close or

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Government sets out steps businesses need to take to prepare for end of the Brexit transition period

The Government has set out the steps the businesses that trade with the EU or employ people from the EU need to take to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020. The steps set

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CMA to assess impact of price transparency rules in second major review

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will assess whether price transparency rules introduced in 2018 have increased competition in the legal market, it has been revealed. The “three-month long” review will be the second major assessment of the legal services

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