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Furlough Scheme Claims: HMRC found fraud and errors

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HMRC has revealed that they may have paid almost £3.5 billion in furlough scheme money on fraudulent or wrong claims. That means CJRS payments have been claimed fraudulently or paid out in error. The tax authority told MPs on the Public Accounts Committee it estimates that they have awarded 5-10% of furlough cash mistakenly. Latest […]

Kickstart Scheme: Apply for a grant

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The UK government’s £2 billion Kickstart Scheme is now open for employer applications. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the scheme as part of the Plan for Jobs in July Summer Economic Update. The Kickstart Scheme aims to create work placements for young people. Moreover for those who are at risk of becoming unemployed for the long-term. […]

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 […]

Overclaimed grants and penalties: CJRS Covid-19 update

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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 […]

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 […]

Eat Out to Help Out scheme

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The UK government Eat Out to Help Out scheme will start on 3 August and run throughout the month. Chancellor Rishi Sunak had announced this scheme in his Summer Economic Update. It will provide a 50% reduction for sit-down meals in participating cafes, restaurants and pubs across the UK from Monday to Wednesday every week […]

Changes to VAT on imported goods: HMRC introduces a new model

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HMRC has introduced changes to the VAT on imported goods from 1 January 2021. The government will introduce a new model for the VAT treatment of goods arriving in Great Britain from outside of the UK. The changes will ensure to treat goods from EU and non-EU countries in the same way. They will also […]

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 […]

Coronavirus Loan Schemes:UK businesses have borrowed over £46 billion

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UK businesses have now borrowed over £46 billion through the government-backed coronavirus loan schemes. These schemes are helping firms during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, according to the latest figures from the Treasury. In total, £46.3 billion has now been lent to over 1.1 million businesses through the following schemes: Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) Coronavirus […]