Furlough (2)

HMRC’s amended guidance on late furlough claims

Nov 23, 2020

On 19 November 2020, the Government amended its guidance to give examples of what is meant by a ‘reasonable excuse’, for submitting furlough claims past the deadline. Claims need submitting within two weeks of the end of the previous calendar month ...

Eat Out to Help Out

HMRC to investigate Eat Out to Help Out scheme claimants

Nov 19, 2020

Registered users of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme (EOTHO) should check their claims to ensure money has not been paid out incorrectly, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced. The warning comes after the regulator revealed that it would ...

R&D (1)

Proposed R&D cap for SMEs published

Nov 16, 2020

On 12 November 2020, the details of the proposed Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Cap, which is due to come into effect on 1 April 2021, was published. This cap is on the amount of payable credit ...


Furlough scheme update – Publication of claims and employees serving notice

Nov 16, 2020

  HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that employees serving notice cannot be claimed for from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from 1 December 2020 onwards. It has also confirmed further details of plans to disclose details of claims made ...


More than 8,000 not-for-profit organisations share funding through Coronavirus Community Support Fund

Nov 13, 2020

Over 8,000 not-for-profit organisations have received grant funding of £200 million to support them throughout the coronavirus pandemic, new figures have revealed. The research, published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, highlights the success of the Coronavirus Community ...


Temporary Annual Investment Allowance extended to January 2022

Nov 12, 2020

The temporary Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) will be extended until 01 January 2022 to “stimulate investment in UK manufacturing”, it has been announced. The measure – which increases the allowance from £200,000 to £1 million - was due to end in ...


Extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme FAQ

Nov 11, 2020

  To help you get to grips with the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) please use our helpful FAQ. What does the CJRS offer? The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is a temporary scheme open to all UK ...

Bank UK

New Bounce Back Loans have banks preparing for a wave of applications

Nov 09, 2020

UK banks have been preparing themselves for the wave of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) topping up with the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) once the Chancellor reopens the coronavirus-related scheme on 9 November. Banks have already lent £38 billion under ...

Brexit Business

HMRC urges businesses to act ahead of end of transition period to “avoid disruption”

Nov 05, 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has written to over 250,000 VAT-registered businesses urging them to “act now” ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period. The letter, found here, outlines the actions businesses need to take to “avoid disruption” to ...


Government extends furlough scheme and provides a boost to SEISS

Nov 05, 2020

  As businesses deal with the impact of yet another national lockdown in England, the Chancellor has taken further steps to protect jobs, businesses and the self-employed by announcing additional changes to the Government’s financial support measures. Speaking in Parliament, Rishi Sunak ...


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