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One-third of SMEs ‘may never re-open’ after Covid-19, study reveals

May 20, 2020

One-third of small businesses believe they will never reopen as a result of Covid-19 disruption, according to the latest research. The finding forms part of the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) new membership survey - a poll of more than 5,000 ...

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COVID-19: The impact on company car benefit in kind

May 06, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people in the UK are now working from home or have been placed on furlough leave, meaning that they are not using their employer-provided company car. But what is the impact on the benefit ...

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IR35: House of Lords committee calls for reform of off-payroll working rules

Apr 30, 2020

A House of Lords committee report that is reviewing the planned changes to the IR35 off-payroll working rules has called for a reform of the rules, stating that there are ‘inherent flaws’ in the legislation. IR35 was intended to be introduced ...

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VAT

Businesses who defer VAT payments should continue to file returns as usual, says HMRC

Apr 28, 2020

Businesses who have deferred VAT payments until the end of June 2020 should continue to file Making Tax Digital (MTD) returns as normal, the regulator has confirmed. The guidance comes after the Government announced that all businesses severely affected by Covid-19 ...

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Business Rates

Retail, hospitality and leisure firms set for £10 billion business rates savings

Apr 24, 2020

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector are expected to save around £10 billion this tax year through business rates relief, official figures have revealed. The new statistics come after the Government launched its comprehensive business rates relief package for ...

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Employers should continue to meet automatic enrolment obligations despite coronavirus disruption, says TPR

Apr 20, 2020

Employers should continue to enrol, re-enrol and contribute towards workers’ pensions whether they are furloughed or not, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has confirmed. The warning forms part of new guidance designed to help firms affected by Covid-19 meet their automatic enrolment ...

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Deferring VAT – HMRC confirms businesses should cancel VAT direct debits

Mar 25, 2020

Following the Government’s announcement that businesses will be able to defer VAT payments for the period from April – June, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has now confirmed that businesses should cancel direct debits for VAT if they want to ...

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Accounting

Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme – eligibility restrictions for small businesses

Mar 23, 2020

The Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) supports small businesses by providing finance to smaller businesses that cannot obtain finance from their lender because of insufficient security. The British Business Bank has now announced that a number of eligibility restrictions are in ...

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IR35 delayed for a year because of coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020

The Government has announced that the IR35 tax reforms which were due to be implemented on 6 April 2020 have been delayed for a year because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The changes to off-payroll working rules, which would see all ...

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Is your business ready for the payroll year-end?

Mar 16, 2020

With the payroll year-end fast approaching, you must ensure that your business is complying with the necessary payroll obligations. In this blog we have outlined some key dates and tasks that need to be completed. The key dates are as follows: 5 April ...

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