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Tariff free trade deal: Brexit

tariff free trade deal Britain Brexit

Just before Christmas, the U.K. and the EU have announced a historic agreement indicating tariff free trade deal. The agreement (termed a “Trade and Co-operation Agreement” (TCA)) meant how they’ll trade with one another after Brexit. TCA agreed between the UK and EU came into force at 11 pm on 31 December 2020. Why did […]

What if you can’t pay your tax bill on time?

tax bill on time? girl working on laptop

Contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as soon as possible if you have missed your tax bill payment. How you contact HMRC depends on what you need to pay. You have to pay interest if you pay late. You may avoid penalties by contacting HMRC as soon as possible. If you cannot pay because of […]

New lockdown grants: Chancellor announces £4.6 billion

new lock down grants hm treasury update

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced £4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs. UK businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors will get one-off grants worth up to £9,000 per property. The payments will support 600,000 business properties across the UK. A further £594 million will be available to councils […]

2,700 tax returns filed on Christmas Day

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HMRC’s new data has shown that 2,700 people used Christmas day to file their tax returns. Many taxpayers chose to send the documents in just after lunchtime on 25 December. The peak time for completing tax returns was between 2 pm to 2.59 pm. More than 200 customers pressed ‘submit’ on their online form in […]

Self Assessment filing deadline: No relaxation

Self Assessment filing deadline No relaxation calculator

HMRC has rejected requests from professional bodies (ACCA, CIOT, AAT, ICAEW and ICAS) to relax the Self Assessment filing deadline. HMRC will issue penalty notices as usual to all who file late but will allow more time to appeal. Many members contacted ICAEW in relation to the 31 January self assessment filing deadline. ICAEW wrote […]

Extend SEISS : IPSE calls for Government

Extend SEISS IPSE calls for government

The government must extend SEISS Self-employment Income Support Scheme to fulfil their commitment with employed workers, says IPSE. Chancellor Rishi recently announced the extension of the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention and loan schemes from March until April 2021. IPSE welcomed this announcement. However, it claims that self-employed workers have received less comprehensive support from the […]

Furlough scheme extended until end of April 2021

Furlough scheme extended until end of April 2021

UK Chancellor has extended the furlough Scheme (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) until the end of April 2021. The government will continue to contribute 80% towards wages of employees’ salaries for hours not worked until the end of April. Employers will only be required to pay wages, national insurance contributions (NICs) and pensions for hours worked, […]

New state-backed SME loan scheme

New state-backed SME loan scheme application

The UK government is planning to replace existing the £65bn Covid loans programme with a permanent state-backed SME loan scheme. The new scheme will support lending by banks to a broad range of small to medium-sized business. Under the plans, the government would guarantee 80 per cent of loans to small businesses. The business could […]

Furlough claims under CJRS updates

Furlough claims under cjrs updates

HMRC has reminded employers that they must submit furlough claims November 2020 under CJRS by 14 December 2020. Mr Chancellor has extended the CJRS until the end of March 2021. The government will review the scheme in January 2021. Although payroll dates may differ for the Christmas period. The claims can continue to be submitted […]

Payment deferrals: Lenders to support borrowers

Payment deferrals Lenders to support borrowers blackboard in hand

The banking and finance industry continues to support thousands of borrowers with payment deferrals. According to the latest figures from UK Finance, mortgage lenders will continue to provide support to homeowners facing financial difficulties The number of customers seeking support from deferrals has dropped significantly since earlier this year. As of mid-November, there were still […]