• Reduced rate of VAT for hospitality and leisure.

    Reduced rate of VAT for hospitality and leisure

    The hospitality and leisure industries have been severely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. 

  • 'More financial support' for businesses and workers announced.

    'More financial support' for businesses and workers announced

    The government today (22nd October 2020) announced it will turn the cash tap on to provide more financial support to businesses and workers.

  • Job Support Scheme expanded to firms required to close due to Covid Restrictions.

    Job Support Scheme expanded to firms required to close due to Covid Restrictions

    The government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be expanded to protect jobs and support businesses required to close their doors as a result of coronavirus restrictions, the Chancellor announced today, 9 October.

  • A laptop on a desk with Photoshop open.

    Do you work from home? Here’s how to get tax relief for your expenses

    An increasing number of employees work from home some or all of the time. Where they do so, they may be able to claim...
  • The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has provided a lifeline to millions of employees and their employers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Bonus for retaining staff when CJRS comes to an end

    The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has provided a lifeline to millions of employees and their employers during the Covid-19 pandemic.     

  • Extracting income from a family company with no retained profits.

    Extracting income from a family company with no retained profits

    The Covid-19 pandemic has had an adverse effect on millions of family companies, potentially reducing or eliminating profits.     

  • Maintaining your NIC contributions record during Covid-19.

    Maintaining your NIC contributions record during Covid-19

    The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that many people will suffer a reduction in income in 2020/21.     

  • Claiming the second grant under the SEISS.

    Claiming the second grant under the SEISS

    Claims for the second grant under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) can be made from 17 August 2020 onwards. 

  • Tax implications of Covid-19 support payments.

    Tax implications of Covid-19 support payments

    Various support payments are available to individuals and businesses to help mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Are the payments taxable and how should they be treated?

  • Reasonable excuse – does coronavirus count?.

    Reasonable excuse – does coronavirus count?

    HMRC may allow an appeal against a penalty if the taxpayer has a ‘reasonable excuse’ for why, say, they filed a return late or paid their tax late.

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