Small business confidence rises to positive territory for first time since 2018 as non-essential retail reopens

Apr 16, 2021

Small business confidence has risen to its highest level since autumn 2014, a major study has revealed. The finding forms part of the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) quarterly Small Business Index (SBI), which comes as non-essential retail in England and ...

New claims needed to continue receiving

New claims needed to continue receiving working from home tax relief

Apr 15, 2021

  Employees who are continuing to work from home as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and whose expenses have not been reimbursed by their employers should make new claims to continue receiving working from home tax relief. This is because claims ...

Furlough scheme guidance updated

Furlough scheme guidance updated

Apr 15, 2021

  HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a series of updates to its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), more commonly known as the ‘furlough scheme’. The updates cover the changes to the scheme as it is extended from ...

HM Revenue & Customs contacts self-employed

HM Revenue & Customs contacts self-employed individuals who could be eligible for the fourth round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Apr 15, 2021

  HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is now contacting self-employed individuals who could be eligible for the fourth round of the Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The fourth round of the scheme covers the period from 1 February 2021 to 30 ...


The ATED return for 2021-22 is due by 30 April 2021

Apr 13, 2021

The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) return for 2021 to 31 March 2022, and any tax due for the year, is due by 30 April 2021. What is the ATED? The ATED is a system that came into force on 1 ...

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New off-payroll working rules come into force: what you need to know

Apr 08, 2021

Medium and large employers are now required to determine the employment status of contractors after major changes to the off-payroll working rules came into force this month. Here’s what you need to know. What are the off-payroll working rules? A contractor who works ...


Coronavirus Restart Grant

Apr 07, 2021

  Businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors can now access one-off cash grants of up to £18,000 from their local council. The Restart Grant scheme opened nationally on 1 April 2021 and is now being rolled out by ...


New legal minimum wage comes into force from today, Government confirms

Apr 01, 2021

The new minimum rate of pay for workers in England comes into force today, 01 April 2021, it has been confirmed. According to the Government, around two million of the UK’s lowest-paid workers will benefit from the rise in the National ...

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Could the current tax payment timings change?

Mar 30, 2021

Millions of taxpayers in the UK could face earlier tax payments as part of the Government’s 10-year strategy to build a “trusted, modern tax administration system”. Due to the challenges of the current tax-payment timings, it is considering bringing tax payments ...


Government to crack down on rogue tax advisers

Mar 26, 2021

Accountants who provide tax advice may be required to hold professional indemnity insurance (PII) under new laws proposed this week. The plans come after concerns that rogue tax advisors were often giving incorrect or incomplete advice without a route to redress, ...


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