New Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill to extend accounting deadlines

The new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill will help maximise your business’ chance of survival throughout the coronavirus pandemic, it has been suggested.

22 May 2020

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme receives 440,000 applications on day one

The landmark Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) recorded more than 440,000 applications on its first day, official figures have revealed.

18 May 2020

One in five apprentices among 423,000 workers paid less than National Minimum Wage in 2019, study reveals

More than 423,000 workers were paid less than the National Minimum Wage (NMW) in 2019, a major study has revealed.

14 May 2020

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme open for business

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is now open for business, weeks ahead of schedule.

13 May 2020

COVID-19: The impact on company car benefit in kind

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people in the UK are now working from home or have been placed on furlough leave, meaning that they are not using their employer-provided company car. But what is the impact on the benefit in kind (BIK)?

06 May 2020

Zero-rate of VAT applied to sales of PPE from today

The tax on personal protective equipment purchased by care homes, businesses, charities and individuals will be cut from today, it has been announced.

01 May 2020

IR35: House of Lords committee calls for reform of off-payroll working rules

A House of Lords committee report that is reviewing the planned changes to the IR35 off-payroll working rules has called for a reform of the rules, stating that there are ‘inherent flaws’ in the legislation.

30 Apr 2020

Businesses who defer VAT payments should continue to file returns as usual, says HMRC

Businesses who have deferred VAT payments until the end of June 2020 should continue to file Making Tax Digital (MTD) returns as normal, the regulator has confirmed.

28 Apr 2020

Retail, hospitality and leisure firms set for £10 billion business rates savings

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector are expected to save around £10 billion this tax year through business rates relief, official figures have revealed.

24 Apr 2020

Employers should continue to meet automatic enrolment obligations despite coronavirus disruption, says TPR

Employers should continue to enrol, re-enrol and contribute towards workers’ pensions whether they are furloughed or not, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has confirmed.

20 Apr 2020

COVID-19 – HMRC relax inheritance tax process

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced changes to the inheritance tax (IHT) process to ensure minimal disruption because of the coronavirus pandemic.

17 Apr 2020

Government extends Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to all SMEs

More than £90 million in finance has been approved since the launch of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), it has been revealed.

07 Apr 2020

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