Tag Archives: Business Impact

Budget 2021: Major highlights at a glance

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the contents of his Budget 2021 in the House of Commons on 3rd March. He announced the UK government’s tax and spending plans for the year ahead. However, the focus on helping business and jobs through the pandemic and supporting the UK’s long-term economic recovery will remain unchanged. Here is a […]

HMRC Starts checks on Eat out scheme

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HMRC is writing to businesses in the hospitality sector requesting them to verify their claims made under the Eat Out scheme. The COVID support scheme was available throughout August. It provided firms with up to £10 per diner to enable them to offer up to 50% discount on food on specific weekdays. HMRC stated that […]

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme: Extension announced

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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

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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 […]

UK economy in recession for first time in 11 years

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  Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that Coronavirus lockdown measures have pushed the UK economy into recession. These measures were introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The economy shrank by 20.4% in the second quarter of 2020. Construction and factory output slowed as the lockdown took effect and household spending […]

Tax consultation deadlines extended: Covid-19

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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 […]

Business Impact of COVID-19 – ONS’s Survey

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  ONS held a survey on Business Impact of COVID-19 Survey for the period 23 March to 5 April 2020. Respondents were asked to respond to the questions between 6 April and 12 April 2020. The questions were based on their experiences from 23 March to 5 April 2020. Office for National Statistics (ONS) has […]