Government urged to extend COVID business support measures

The Government is being urged to extend emergency coronavirus support in the upcoming Budget with a recent study warning that businesses face a £50 billion shortfall when the support measures end in April 2021.Continue reading

CJRS: Annually paid directors may now be eligible for furlough claims

Small company directors that were not able to claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) because they paid themselves an annual salary in March 2020 may now be eligible to claim under the scheme.Continue reading

Employers: call for furlough scheme to be introduced to working parents while schools are closed

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) states that working parents with children, who struggle to balance their work-life and childcare, should be put on the furlough scheme whilst the schools are closed.Continue reading

HMRC: Penalty payments for non-compliance increase by 62 per cent

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) penalties for non-compliance by taxpayers have risen by 62 per cent, according to the latest research.Continue reading

CJRS: Deadline for November claims fast approaching

Claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for November must be submitted no later than 14 December 2020, it has been cautioned.Continue reading

COVID-19: Time is running out to make November furlough claims

Businesses have just days left to make a claim for staff furloughed in November, with the deadline ending on 14‌‌‌ ‌‌December 2020.Continue reading

HMRC’s amended guidance on late furlough claims

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.Continue reading

Businesses return £215 million furlough payments to the Government

According to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), more than £215 million of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) payments have been willingly returned to the Government by UK firms, out of £35.4 billion worth of claims up until 16 August.Continue reading

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme rejects claims after employer accounting errors

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has warned businesses to get “their data right” or face delays receiving grants under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).Continue reading

HMRC confirms unused Employment Allowance can be used to reduce other tax costs

Employers who delay their Employment Allowance claim and have unused Employment Allowance available at the end of the tax year “can use this to reduce other tax costs”, it has been confirmed.Continue reading

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