Category Archives: HMRC News

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme is ready to launch


The government is ready to launch an online service (portal) for employers to claim under the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme. Under the scheme, employers can claim the payments they have made to their employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The portal for claiming under the SSP rebate scheme will open on 26 May. […]

Changes to Tax-Free Childcare Scheme


  The government has announced temporary changes to its Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The changes to the rules affect parents applying for, or already getting, tax-free childcare or 30 hours free childcare. Individuals whose earnings are now below the normal minimum income requirement but would normally expect […]

Job Retention Scheme extended until October: Coronavirus


The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October, the Chancellor announced on Tuesday 12 May. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) until the end of October. Mr Sunak confirmed that employees will continue to receive 80% of their monthly wages up to £2,500. However, the […]

Bounce Back Loan Repayments: UK Finance warns firms


  UK Finance has warned small businesses to consider their ability to repay a Bounce Back Loan before taking one out. They warned businesses after the publication of Treasury figures highlighting the popularity of the Bounce Back Loan Scheme. The scheme allows small businesses to apply for up to £50,000, with the government guaranteeing 100% […]

Bounce Back Loan Scheme : Coronavirus


The government has announced a 100% government-backed Bounce Back Loan Scheme for small business to help them make it through the coronavirus outbreak.   What does the new Small Business Bounce Back Loan actually mean for small businesses?  Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new government-backed loan to support small businesses on Monday 27th April. The […]

Tax consultation deadlines extended: Covid-19


HMRC and the Treasury have extended their tax policy consultation deadlines. They have set out revised timelines for tax policy consultation and other work in the light of the current Covid-19 crisis. Government has extended the deadlines in order to allow more time for feedback but has declared that all planned reforms will still go […]

Chancellor expands loan scheme for large businesses


The chancellor has expanded the government-backed Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme to cover all viable firms. Ahead of the scheme’s launch on Monday (April 20), Sunak unveils the final details of Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme. Who is eligible for the Coronavirus Large Business Loan Scheme? all viable businesses with turnover of more […]

No Late Filing Penalties for CGT Payment


HMRC has confirmed it will not charge late filing penalties for capital gains tax (CGT) payment on disposals of UK residential property by UK residents made by 31 July 2020. The announcement came in a question and answer factsheet shared with ICAEW’s Tax Faculty. The has not published the information yet but HMRC has […]

Support for Charity Sector : Covid-19


  On Wednesday 08 April, the Chancellor announced £750 million to support for the charity sector in response to coronavirus. The funding package announced by the Chancellor include cash grants, which will be supplied to charities that provide key services during the crisis. Support for small, local charities Scheme declared £370 million to support small, […]

Making Tax Digital for VAT


HMRC has revealed guidance to check when a business must follow the rules for Making Tax Digital for VAT. HMRC has announced that due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the businesses can delay (defer) any VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020. If they choose to defer a VAT payment, they will have […]