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27-05-2020
Additional funding for charities and social enterprise
The government's dormant assets scheme allows money in accounts that have been dormant for at least 15 years to be made available for certain qualifying charitable and community causes. The Read more..

27-05-2020
Further support for charities from VAT receipts
It has been revealed by HM Treasury that the VAT collected on donated personal protective equipment (PPE) will be given to charities supporting the NHS and care workers. This measure will apply to all Read more..

27-05-2020
Apply for NIC Childcare Credits
National Insurance credits can help qualifying applicants to fill gaps in their National Insurance record. This can assist taxpayers to build up the amount of qualifying years of National Insurance Read more..

27-05-2020
Reimbursing expenses for home office equipment
HMRC has updated its guide for employers who have employees working from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This could be a result of the workplace being closed or because employees are following Read more..

27-05-2020
Employee car ownership schemes
An Employee Car Ownership Scheme (ECOS) is a set of arrangements whereby employees acquire cars from a specified, often single source and within a specified financing framework. The use of an ECOS can Read more..

27-05-2020
New HM Treasury instructions re CJRS
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has made a further Treasury Direction under sections 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 concerning the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The CJRS currently helps Read more..

27-05-2020
Estate Agents who may be exempt from Money Laundering registration
HMRC is responsible for the money laundering supervision of a number of businesses including estate and lettings agents. Estate agency businesses that HMRC is responsible for supervising should be Read more..

27-05-2020
Rules on waiving income or donating to charities
HMRC has published a new press release that provides some advice for people choosing to give up their income to support their business or donate to charity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Read more..

27-05-2020
New advisory fuel rates published
Advisory fuel rates are intended to reflect actual average fuel costs and are updated quarterly. The rates can be used by employers who reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars or Read more..

26-05-2020
Tackling redundant stock
Many retailers and manufacturing businesses have stock on their shelves gathering dust. There are compelling reasons for tackling this issue as we cautiously emerge from lock-down. For example, Read more..

26-05-2020
Winding-down the furlough scheme
Without a doubt, the furlough scheme has provided small businesses with the means to retain staff that would otherwise have been laid-off. The government is paying 80% of furloughed employees’ Read more..

21-05-2020
Coronavirus Future Fund launched
Last month, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a number of measures to help innovative firms survive the Coronavirus pandemic. One of these measures was the launch of a special investment fund for Read more..

21-05-2020
Maximum loan under CLBILS increased to £200m
The scope of the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) is to be extended from 26 May 2020. The maximum loan size will be increased from £50 million to £200 million. Read more..

20-05-2020
Working safely during coronavirus
The government has produced guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed in England understand how to work safely on their return to work during the coronavirus pandemic. The so-called Read more..

20-05-2020
Guidance for employers on workplace testing
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published guidance for employers on workplace testing during the coronavirus pandemic. It covers the extent to which employers can carry out tests Read more..