VAT Payments Deferral: Coronavirus


    HMRC has announced temporary changes to the VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 to help businesses manage their cash flow. Businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are seeking to make use of the VAT deferral have been urged to cancel their direct debits ‘as […]

Covid-19: Support through Tax Credits & Universal Credit

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The government has made some changes to the support available through working tax credits and universal credit which will provide some help to the self-employed. Increases in the standard rates The standard rate for universal credit and tax credits will both increase by £20 a week for one year from 6 April 2020. This increase […]

Coronavirus Support Package for Self-Employed


Struggling self-employed people will have to wait for the Government to come up with a “deliverable and fair” coronavirus support package, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said. Boris Johnson’s Government has come under sustained pressure to provide financial help for self-employed workers, who face a dramatic loss of income if forced to take time off for […]

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme: Claim a grant


You can claim a grant through the coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme. Use this scheme if you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have lost income due to coronavirus. This scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your trading profits up to a maximum of £2,500 per […]

Employment Allowance Changes

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  Employment Allowance was introduced in 2014 in order to reduce the NIC’s liability for small to medium businesses by £3,000. The eligibility rules for an employer claiming the EA will change from April 2020. This measure increases the maximum EA by £1,000 to £4,000 from April 2020. This means eligible businesses and charities will […]

Coronavirus Wage Bailout Fund


  Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an extraordinary Coronavirus wage bailout fund to support UK workers hit by Coronavirus crisis. The government will pay up to 80%, or £2,500, of the salaries of British workers affected by Covid-19 in a major wage bailout. Mr Sunak stated in a speech: “Employers will be able to contact […]

Covid-19: Latest Business Friendly Measures by The Chancellor

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Last night, the Chancellor announced a far-reaching package of measures to allow businesses in this country to stand by their employees at a time of Covid-19 national emergency. Such practical business advice to keep people in employment is a really good start. Governemt is still working on much of the detail and we expect more […]

Incentives for small businesses: Budget 2020

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Despite of Brexit uncertainties and the COVID-19 outbreak the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivered his first Budget on 11 March. Some businesses may experience increased costs or disruptions to their cash flow as a result of COVID-19. The Budget announces a set of measures to provide support to small businesses during this temporary period. These […]

IR35 changes delayed due to COVID-19


The government has announced a one year delay to controversial changes to IR35 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This gives businesses a further year to make the necessary changes. HMRC’s Announcement about IR35 changes: Changes to the off-payroll working regime will not take effect until April 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, HMRC confirms. In […]

Capital Gains Tax: New rule for property owners


HMRC has recently announced changes to Capital Gains Tax payment for UK property sales. HMRC have reminded property owners who are selling a residential property in the UK about important deadline changes when paying Capital Gains Tax. The deadlines for paying CGT after selling property are changing from 6 April 2020. Property owners should understand […]