Changes to notifying an option to tax (VAT) on land and buildings during the Coronavirus pandemic

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has made temporary changes to the time limit and rules for notifying an option to tax (charge VAT on) land and buildings. Normally, when notifying HMRC of a decision to opt to tax land and

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Tax treatment of expenses and benefits during COVID-19

The Government has updated its guidance on taxable expenses and benefits when they are paid to employees during the Coronavirus crisis and how employers should report them to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The new guidance provided relates to income

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Maximum Government-backed loan amount for larger businesses increased to £200 million

The Government has announced an increase in the maximum amount that larger businesses can borrow under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) from £50 million to £200 million. CLBILS loans are offered on normal commercial terms, but are

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Coronavirus Future Fund opens to applications

The Future Fund, which offers convertible loans of between £125,000 and £5 million to innovative companies facing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has opened. The fund is designed to support UK-based companies that have acquired at

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Eligibility for grant funding

By now many businesses eligible for grant funding from their local authority, either via the Small Business Grants Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund, should have been contacted to make them aware that they are eligible, with

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Get ready to claim the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will start contacting individuals who may be eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The tax authority has said that from 4 May 2020 onwards it will begin reaching out to those who can

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Bounce Back Loan scheme is now live – apply today

The Government’s new Bounce Back Loan scheme (BBLS) has now gone live online and is open for applications. This new scheme is aimed specifically at small to medium-sized businesses looking to borrow a smaller amount to assist them with cash

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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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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 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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