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Category Archives: Covid

By | September 28, 2020

Job Retention Bonus Scheme

The government is introducing a new Job Retention Bonus to provide additional support to employers who keep on their furloughed employees in meaningful employment, after the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends on 31 October 2020 The Job Retention...

By | August 13, 2020

Applying for the second SEISS grant

Applications for the second grant will open from 17 August. HMRC will work out your eligibility the same way as the first grant. If you make a claim for the second grant, you will have to confirm your business...

By | July 30, 2020

COVID-19 VAT payments deferral scheme ends

Businesses were given the option to defer their VAT payments between 20 March and 30 June VAT returns with a payment due date after 30 June must now be paid as normal Any deferred payments should be paid in...

By | June 26, 2020

SEISS broadens eligibility to cover new parents

HMRC has announced changes to the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) for new parents and reservists. The government has announced that the SEISS will be changed to include some parents who have taken time out to have children The change...

By | June 26, 2020

VAT: Construction industry reverse charge delayed again to March 2021

The domestic reverse charge anti-fraud measure for the construction industry has been delayed once again by five months to 1 March 2021 Monthly VAT returns: If all or most of your income will be subject to the reverse charge,...

By | June 26, 2020

Second SEISS grant

The self-employed scheme will open for applications in August, but with the grant reduced to 70% of their average monthly trading profits. As with the SEISS scheme, the money will be paid in a single instalment covering three months’ average...

By | June 26, 2020

Furlough scheme to be tapered off

The Chancellor has announced plans to end the eight-month coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS) and self-employed income support scheme (SEISS), with taxpayers’ contributions gradually withdrawn from August The furlough scheme will continue in its current guise, paying 80% of employees’ wages up to £2,500...

By | June 26, 2020

Domestic care workers should record mileage

Domiciliary care workers (those that travel around looking after people in their own homes) are one of the few categories of workers that can legitimately claim their home to work travel costs as tax-deductible

By | December 24, 2019

Be meticulous with furlough scheme paperwork, limited company bosses warned

Limited company contractors must be “meticulous” with their furlough paperwork, following a snap HMRC consultation on CJRS clawback measures due to bite from next month. Directors should take the forensic approach to both the amounts claimed via the scheme, and...