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7th April 2020 COVID-19 – Furlough for IR35 Workers in the Public Sector

The Government has issued guidance notes to clarify the extent to which the Furloughing arrangements can be offered to all public sector workers including contingent workers being paid under PAYE, through an umbrella or their own personal service company.  This means that the scheme can be offered to those individuals who:   work through a…

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6th April 2020 Update: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Following a meeting with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) have issued some notes on how they believe the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will work.   The notes below provide an update to our original piece published earlier in the week which is copied below for…

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3rd April 2020 Marriage allowance can you cash in?

The marriage allowance allows you to transfer £1,250 of your unused personal allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner in a given tax year.   In order to qualify the one receiving the transfer must not be a higher rate tax payer and the lower earner must have income below their personal tax free…

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2nd April 2020 Tax Planning for COVID-19 – A Brief Guide

Our Tax Department has written ‘A Brief Guide to Tax Planning for COVID-19’ please click the link below:   Tax planning for COVID-19 Brief Guide  

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2nd April 2020 COVID-19: HMRC Delays MTD ‘Digital links requirement’ until 1 April 2021

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic presenting unprecedented challenges for everyone, HMRC has announced a one year deferment to the requirement to digitally link separate software programmes when preparing your VAT return. The soft landing period of MTD (Making Tax Digital) had originally been in place for businesses to make a manual transfer – this…

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31st March 2020 COVID-19: July POAs

With an increasing pressure on the government to provide financial support to UK taxpayers during the COVID-19 pandemic, amongst other proposals, the government announced a deferral of the due date of the second payment on account for 2019/20.   Initially it was unclear whether this would apply only to self-employed individuals. Clarification has now been…

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30th March 2020 Coronavirus Related VAT Deferral: Cancel DD with Bank

It is fairly well publicised now that as part of the Government’s financial support package for businesses during this Coronavirus outbreak, these businesses can, if they wish, defer their next VAT payment(s) (those due between 20 March and 30 June 2020). Interest and penalties will not be charged on such a deferral. What was not…

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27th March 2020 COVID-19: Organising your Business Finances

  Whilst the Government have announced a business finance support package, it is unlikely to be accessible for several days (the loans via the banks) or weeks (the grants via HMRC/Local Authorities). Not all businesses will meet the criteria for them anyway.  There is more to come from the Government, but in the meantime business…

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26th March 2020 Help for the Self-Employed

The new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced this afternoon (26th March 2020) much needed support for the self-employed. This will be known as the Coronavirus Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.   As in any support, there are conditions and the detail will need to be scrutinised.   To be eligible for the scheme there are various…

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26th March 2020 COVID-19 Payroll Update

Please find below the latest payroll information regarding the current COVID-19 situation:   COVID-19 Payroll Newsletter

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