HMRC sends thousands of letters to employers for ‘incorrect’ CJRS claims

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been writing to thousands of employers, asking them to review the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims they have already made for errors – often without specifying what is wrong with the claim or

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Government introduces legal duty to self-isolate, with big penalties for employers that prevent staff from following the rules

Speaking in the House of Commons, the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has announced a legal duty to self-isolate for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are asked to do so by NHS Test and Trace. People who fail

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Hospitality industry faces new restrictions to curb second wave

In recent weeks, many businesses within the hospitality sector have been enjoying a relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions. However, from 24 September 2020 pubs, bars and restaurants will have to close at 10pm, as part of the Government’s attempts to limit

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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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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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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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Second round of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) now open

The second round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), which is worth 70 per cent of three months’ average trading profits, capped at £6,570, launches on Monday 17 August 2020. You can claim for the SEISS if you are

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Key dates for Coronavirus support schemes

With numerous Government schemes open to businesses and individuals to help deal with the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, there are dozens of key dates to be aware of in the coming months, including: 31 August 2020 Eat Out to

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Green Homes Grant guidance published

The Government has published further details of the Green Homes Grant, announced by the Chancellor at his Summer Economic Update on 8 July. The scheme provides vouchers worth up to £5,000 for most homeowners or £10,000 for households on low

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Banks list top 10 Coronavirus scams

Throughout this ongoing pandemic, fraudsters have attempted to play on people’s fears to try and trick them out of their hard-earned cash. Now UK Finance, the trade body for the British banking sector, has issued a list of the most

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