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Summer Statement

08/07/2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak continued with his campaign to support the business and jobs community today, 8 July 2020, as firms engage with the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak and the measures taken to control infection. The main thrust of his announcements during his Summer Economic update concerned his nominated Plan for...

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UK chancellor announces package of measures aimed at combating the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic

08/07/2020

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered a statement to the Commons, announcing a package of measures aimed at combating the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a brief overview of his announcements: A plan to keep furloughed workers in their jobs when the scheme ends in October. If employers keep workers in...

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Tax Credits updates required this month

07/07/2020

Families and individuals that receive tax credits should ensure that they review their tax credit claims by 31 July 2020. Claimants who do not inform HMRC about relevant changes in their circumstances by the deadline date may have their payments stopped. HMRC has sent tax credits renewal packs to tax credit claimants and is encouraging...

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Reminder of businesses opening since 4 July 2020

07/07/2020

A reminder that since 4 July 2020, many business sectors have been given permission to reopen in England. The businesses are expected to follow COVID-19 secure guidelines. The categories of businesses that have been allowed to reopen include: hotels, hostels, bed and breakfast accommodation, holiday apartments or homes, cottages or...

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Reminder of businesses not opening 4 July 2020

07/07/2020

There are business sectors that have not yet been given permission to reopen in England. There has been no indication given as to when these businesses will be able to reopen. Government guidance lists the following businesses that currently need to remain closed, as government assessment suggest that they cannot yet be made sufficiently...

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UK VAT claims by non EU businesses

07/07/2020

There are special rules for businesses established outside the EU submitting a claim for VAT incurred on goods or services bought in the UK. The exact rules that determine what VAT is refundable can be complex. There are also a number of conditions which must be met in order for a claim to qualify. The deadline for the submission of a...

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Finance Bill 2020 progress

07/07/2020

The government’s Finance Bill 2020 (formally known as Finance Bill 2019-21) has now completed its passage through the House of Commons and the 1st reading at the House of Lords took place on 2 July 2020. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords. The date for the 2nd reading of the...

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SEISS further update

07/07/2020

HM Treasury has published a further Treasury Direction made under the Coronavirus Act 2020, ss. 71 and 76, which modifies and extends the effect of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).The Direction mainly deals with the expansion of the SEISS for a final three-month period to 31 August 2020, officially referred to as the...

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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill receives Royal Assent

07/07/2020

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) received Royal Assent, with most provisions coming into force on 26 June 2020. The Act addresses numerous issues arising for businesses from the COVID-19 pandemic to give distressed businesses the breathing space they need to get advice and seek a rescue Some of the key...

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Reclaiming VAT after deregistration

07/07/2020

Businesses can close a VAT registration for two main reasons. For example, the business has stopped making taxable supplies or a voluntary deregistration can be made by businesses that does not expect its taxable turnover to exceed the deregistration limit. The current deregistration limit is £83,000. A business that deregisters...

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LAST CHANCE TO BOOK! - FREE Quick Books Webinar on 09.07.2020 from 2pm

07/07/2020

Our next Quick Books webinar will be on 09.07.2020 at 2pm and will cover setting up bank rules and bank feeds and invoicing on the go. To book a place go to: https://quickbooks.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/386431/register?in_tok=382167f1-c2ed-474c-b8e3-a26eee8740b6 If you are unable to attend the live webinar then please book on...

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Redundancy process map

06/07/2020

Acas has published a process map for employers who are having to consider making redundancies due to coronavirus. The interactive tool has been designed to help employers better understand redundancy processes, required steps and good practice when engaging with employees. It also provides details of options and alternatives to making...

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FREE QUICK BOOKS WEBINAR - 09.07.2020 from 2pm

06/07/2020

Our next Quick Books webinar will be on 09.07.2020 at 2pm and will cover setting up bank rules and bank feeds and invoicing on the go. To book a place go to: https://quickbooks.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/386431/register?in_tok=382167f1-c2ed-474c-b8e3-a26eee8740b6 If you are unable to attend the live webinar then please book on...

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The new reality

05/07/2020

It may be some time before we could state with some certainty that it was back to business as usual; usual being the business environment before the arrival of Coronavirus. What has changed? The major change has been the dampening of demand due to lock-down and other government interventions aimed at job retention and support for...

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What is working capital?

05/07/2020

Accountants would say that working capital is the difference between current assets and current liabilities. It is the capital of a business used in day to day trading operations. Current assets are generally those that can be converted into cash reasonably quickly, money in your bank account. For example, stocks and work in progress,...

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Updated HM Treasury instructions re: CJRS

30/06/2020

On 26 June 2020, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak made a further (third) Treasury Direction under sections 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 concerning the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). There are a number of important changes to the way the revised scheme works that started to come into effect from 1 July 2020, the date that...

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Government support for pubs, cafes and restaurants

30/06/2020

The government has confirmed a further easing of lockdown as pubs, cafes, restaurants, hotels, hairdressers and cinemas have been given permission to reopen in England from 4 July. The launch date has been dubbed as Super Saturday. These changes will see a further move towards the reopening of certain businesses that can operate by...

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Financial help for debt advisers

30/06/2020

The government has announced that an extra £37.8 million will be made available to support debt advice providers during 2020-21. The distribution of the money will be overseen by the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS). MaPS will set out the process for allocating funds in the coming weeks to charities for debt advice and to other...

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