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

COVID-19: The key dates for your tax diary

There are a number of Government support measures to help businesses through the coronavirus pandemic, as well as various business tax obligations being deferred. However, it can be difficult to keep track of all of the dates, deadlines and requirements, with many being amended, delayed or deferred over the past few months. Continue reading

One in 10 firms unable to reopen safely under current guidance, study reveals

One in 10 firms are unable to open safely under the Government’s current health and safety guidance, a major study has revealed. Continue reading

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – the next steps

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), also known as the furlough scheme, was recently extended until October, with no changes until August. But what happens next with the scheme? Continue reading