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Universal Credit Fact Sheet

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Businesses Need to Reinstate VAT Direct Debits

Businesses Need to Reinstate VAT Direct Debits

The deferral of VAT payments due to coronavirus comes to an end on 30 June and businesses need to take action to reinstate their direct debit mandates. The Institute of Chartered accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Tax Faculty has reminded its members. The VAT...

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Local Authority Discretionary Grant Funds

Local Authority Discretionary Grant Funds

C19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE Today we catch up with the launch of the Local Authority Discretionary grant funds in England and how you can watch videos and register for the free Government webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the...

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Expenses and Benefits During Covid-19

Expenses and Benefits During Covid-19

C19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE INTRODUCTION In this article we outline details of the Governments advice on how to treat certain expenses and benefits provided to employees during the Pandemic. We also outline support from business representative organisations and trade...

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Flexible Furloughing and Important Dates

Flexible Furloughing and Important Dates

C19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE In this article, we detail the latest Government supports and guidance. The Furlough scheme is changing, and we will keep you updated about your record keeping requirements in due course. The self-employment support scheme has been extended...

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Prime Minister Sets Out Timeline for Retail to Reopen in June

Prime Minister Sets Out Timeline for Retail to Reopen in June

C19 Business News Update Thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres across England are set to reopen next month once they are COVID-19 secure and can show customers will be kept safe, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed today....

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Welsh Economic Resilience Fund restarting Next Month

Welsh Economic Resilience Fund restarting Next Month

Economy Minister @KenSkatesMS announced on Wednesday that Welsh Government expects to re-open the Economic Resilience Fund in June. He is also widening the terms of eligibility for non-VAT registered limited companies, and developing support for businesses not yet...

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Holiday Entitlement & Pay During Coronavirus

Holiday Entitlement & Pay During Coronavirus

The UK government issued a guidance detailing how holiday entitlement and pay operate during the coronavirus pandemic, where it differs from the standard holiday entitlement and pay guidance. It is designed to help employers understand their legal obligations, in...

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Circular Economy Fund

Circular Economy Fund

CIRCULAR ECONOMY FUND Due to coronavirus, many organisations are facing significant challenges. In response to this WRAP Cymru have implemented changes to the £6.5 million Circular Economy Fund, created to support even more organisations. In addition to funding the...

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Update on Corona job Retention Scheme

Update on Corona job Retention Scheme

Chancellor Extends Furlough Scheme Until October The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October, The key points announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak are: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until end of October...

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New Guidance Launched to Help Get us Safely Back to Work

New Guidance Launched to Help Get us Safely Back to Work

The Government has published guidance for employers to help them get their businesses back up and running and workplaces operating safely. New ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidelines are available to UK employers to help them get their businesses back up and running and...

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Opening a Government Gateway Account

Opening a Government Gateway Account

Self Employed Income Support (SEIS) Under the Coronavirus Scheme HMRC have issued some more details relating to the claims for the Self-Employed Income Support. Details are in the link highlighted below. As with many HMRC “guidance notes” issued recently, these tend...

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C19 Business News Update – 4 May 2020

C19 Business News Update – 4 May 2020

Small Business Discretionary Grant payments Top-Up to Local Business Grant Fund Scheme The Government has announced a discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme. The...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

On 15 April 2020 the Government announced further updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The main changes include: 1. Change of Payroll date to 19 March 2020 Previously, any employee eligible to be furloughed must have been on the employer’s PAYE payroll...

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Support for Microbusinesses in Wales

Support for Microbusinesses in Wales

A grant of up to £10,000 is available to assist microbusinesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. This grant can only be claimed by businesses that meet the following criteria: employing between 1 and 9 employees (in addition to the business owner)...

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Cocooning a Business

Cocooning a Business

OUR THOUGHTS ON COCOONING A BUSINESS Customers and suppliers - if the business is a vital link in a supply chain then there may be an opportunity to agree with customers / suppliers for relaxed terms to continue trading. Expected revenues – If the expected revenues...

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Furloughing Company Directors

Furloughing Company Directors

Although there is no detailed guidance available in respect of furloughing directors our interpretation of the Job Retention Scheme is as follows: Furloughing for normal employee type duties If, as a director you were on the payroll, engaged under an existing written...

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Coronavirus – Help for The Self Employed

Coronavirus – Help for The Self Employed

Coronavirus self-Employed Income Support Scheme (CSEISS) Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced measures to support the self-employed and partnerships. The scheme is called the Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme (CSEISS). If you have suffered a loss in...

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HMRC Confirms Option to Defer Income Tax Payments

HMRC Confirms Option to Defer Income Tax Payments

HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) have today confirmed that, if you are required to make a payment on account on the 31 July 2020, this may be deferred until 31 January 2021. Previously, this was only available to the self-employed but this has now been extended...

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Job Retention Scheme: Furlough Letter Guidance

Job Retention Scheme: Furlough Letter Guidance

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN EXAMPLE ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON UNTIL YOU HAVE CONFIRMED CONTENTS WITH YOUR LAWYERS AND / OR HR SPECIALISTS FURLOUGH LETTERS An employee furlough refers to a temporary leave or modification of normal working hours for a specific...

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