• Paying for school fees.

    Paying for school fees

    In the UK, paying for education affects many parents and their student offspring at some point. 

  • 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. 

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    If you’re self-employed, paying Class 2 NICS give you access to a whole range of benefits

    Subject to certain conditions and limits, self-employed earners over the age of 16 and below state retirement age are currently entitled to pay both Class 2 and Class 4 National Insurance contributions (NICs).

  • 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.

  • Flexible furloughing

    Flexible furloughing

    As far as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is concerned, it is all change from 1 July 2020. From that date, employees can be flexibly furloughed allowing furloughed employees to return to work part time and be furloughed for their usual hours that they do not work.

  • Entrepreneurs’ relief (ER) but not as we know it

    Entrepreneurs’ relief (ER) but not as we know it

    The Spring Budget 2020 announced a significant restriction on future availability of entrepreneurs’ relief (ER) for individuals who dispose of all or part of their business, individuals who dispose of shares in their personal company, and trustees who dispose of business assets.

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