Tag Archives: Coronavirus Update

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 […]

Repayments of Corporation Tax: Updated Guidance

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HMRC have issued an update to their guidance on repayments of corporation tax. They have now acknowledged that, in exceptional circumstances, claims for repayments of corporation tax for prior periods based on anticipated losses before the current accounting period has concluded will be considered. Angela Clegg, technical manager in the ICAEW tax faculty, which had raised […]

Eat Out to Help Out scheme: Call for Extension

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Small firms have urged the government to extend its Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Extention will continue helping thousands of small food and drink businesses across the UK. The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the scheme in the Summer Economic Update. So, the government started it at the beginning of August. It is going to […]

Small Businesses UK: Government approves £20 million funds

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Uk government approves an additional £20 million for Small Businesses of UK are to help them recover from (COVID-19) pandemic. The government recently announced that small and medium-sized businesses will have access to grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. So, the grants will help them recover from the effects of the pandemic. Further, the funding […]

HMRC to start off compliance activity on CJRS grants

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HMRC has started off its compliance activity on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) grants. They are writing letters to 3,000 employers who may need to repay some or all of their claim. HMRC has been already evaluating Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) applications critically. Therefore, they are now starting the next phase of its compliance […]

Self-Employment Income Support: Claim a second payment

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The second stage of Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opens for applications today. Under the scheme, the government pays self-employed individuals a taxable grant based on an average of their earnings over the past three years. The businesses eligible will receive a government grant worth up to £6,570. Over 2.7 million people have benefitted […]

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-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme extended

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The government has further extended Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme to 31 October 2020. The scheme applies to the parents who may have fallen below the minimum income requirement as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme offers up to £2,000 a year per child towards childcare costs. However, only a […]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Claims deadline approaching

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HMRC has reminded employers that Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims for periods ending on or before 30 June 2020 must be made by 31 July 2020. Employers and agents must submit all CJRS claims for periods ending on or before 30 June 2020 by 31 July 2020. After this date, it will not be […]

VAT flat rates reduction

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HMRC has reduced VAT rates for hospitality and the flat rate scheme. VAT flat rates have been reduced for catering, accommodation and pubs in light of the government’s temporary VAT reduction. As a consequence of the temporary reduction in the VAT rate from 20% to 5% in the hospitality sector, the flat rate percentages used […]