Month: July 2020

New legislation introduced to protect redundancy pay of furloughed workers

The Government has announced that from 31 July 2020 any furloughed worker that is made redundant will receive a payment based on their normal wage rather than the reduced rate of pay they may have received under the Coronavirus Job

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£84 billion of R&D tax credits unclaimed – Could you be eligible for a share of this funding?

Innovative businesses, both large and small, are hungry for funding to assist them as they emerge from lockdown and begin their recovery. While the Government has offered several loans and grants to COVID-stricken businesses, there is an existing tax relief

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New corporate insolvency rules come into effect

A range of new corporate insolvency rules have come into effect after the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) received Royal Assent. The Act contains a combination of permanent reforms to the corporate insolvency rules and short-term governance

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Research finds lack of knowledge, information and skills are key barriers to Making Tax Digital compliance

A report commissioned by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to find out why 16 per cent of businesses have failed to comply with Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT more than a year after the rules came into effect has

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Future Fund expanded to more businesses

The Government has announced that the Future Fund – the support scheme for early-stage, high-growth firms – will be expanded so that more firms can benefit. The scheme, which was announced by the Chancellor in April, offers Government loans ranging

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Government confirms Coronavirus tax concessions in amended Finance Bill

The Finance Bill 2020 has now reached the report stage in Parliament. In response to the impact that COVID-19 has had on the country, the Government has confirmed several temporary tax concessions. To help you make sense of these changes

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Seven tips to get start-ups off the ground

Out of the doom and gloom of the pandemic, new businesses are sprouting up – many built around successful concepts launched and developed during lockdown. Launching a business can be daunting and risky, to help, we have prepared seven tips

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Guidance on hospitality and tourism VAT cut published

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published guidance on temporary cuts to the rate of VAT from 20 per cent to five per cent from Wednesday 15 July 2020 to 12 January 2021 for certain goods and services in the

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Details of ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme confirmed

The Government has now confirmed details of the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme, announced by the Chancellor at his Summer Economic Update on Wednesday 8 July. The scheme covers the cost to restaurants, cafes and pubs that sell food

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Summer Economic Update

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