Category Archives: Uncategorized

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme: Extension announced

Self Employment Income Support Scheme Extension announced black board calculator

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has now announced the extension of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) until April 2020, to the relief of many businesses. The businesses praised the scheme for helping them to stay afloat during the coronavirus lockdown. However, the scheme has also faced significant criticism for excluding a number of self-employed people who […]

UK Tax rises: Pay the cost of COVID-19

uk tax rises pay the cost of covid 19 upward arrows

The leading economists have warned that the UK will likely face “substantial” tax rises in the coming years, as the government seeks to pay for the cost of its COVID-19 response and public services. Some top economists told parliament’s Treasury Select Committee on Tuesday that tax rises were likely, although they said increases would likely […]

Overclaimed grants and penalties: CJRS Covid-19 update

overclaimed-grants-and-penalties-covid19-trolly

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has warned taxpayers that they have 90 days to notify HMRC of overclaimed coronavirus (COVID-19) grants. The 90-day period to inform HMRC of any overclaimed amounts is now law. Finance Act 2020 recently received Royal Assent, which confirms the taxability of the Coronavirus Job Retention […]

Changes to Tax-Free Childcare Scheme

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 […]

Bounce Back Loan Scheme : Coronavirus

bounce-back-loan-scheme-for-small-businesses

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 […]

Chancellor expands loan scheme for large businesses

large-business-loan-scheme-update

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 […]

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme

  Rishi Sunak has taken further action to support firms affected by Coronavirus. He has revised the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and announced a new scheme for larger companies. The expanded CBILS will be offered by lenders from Friday 3 April 2020 and operational from Monday 6 April 2020. Friday, 3 April, Chancellor […]

The New Chancellor guarantees a ‘soft approach’ in pushing IR35 tax reforms

Covid-19-latest-business-friendly-measures-by-chancelllor-red file

The UK’s new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, guarantees that HMRC will not be “heavy-handed” in pushing its IR35 tax reforms. According to HMRC  “Customers will not have to pay penalties for errors relating to off-payroll in the first year, except in cases of deliberate non-compliance”. Sunak has offered reassurance to contractors that HMRC will ensure a […]

Non-Resident Landlords will pay Corporation Tax

Non-Resident-corporate-Landlord-new-guidance-hmrc

Non-Resident Landlords (companies) will start paying corporation tax rather than income tax on their profits from 6 April 2020. HMRC has released new guidance concerning this change. Key points to note from the guidance are that: HMRC is automatically registering non-resident landlords for corporation tax and issuing a corporation tax unique taxpayer reference (UTR). Companies should […]