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SEISS – Second Grant

Claiming the second grant under the SEISS Claims for the second grant under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) can be made from 17 August 2020 onwards. Who can claim? A self-employed individual or member of a partnership who meets the eligibility criteria and whose business has been adversely affected by Coronavirus on or after…
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Making Tax Digital to be Extended from April 2022

Making Tax Digital to be extended from April 2022 A couple of days ago there was an announcement that was hidden away from most taxpayers but the implications of which will have a major effect on many. After delay after delay caused by Brexit and now Coronavirus the government have now announced they will be…
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Deferring your July payment on account – Is it is good idea?

Deferring your July payment on account – Is it is good idea? To help those suffering cashflow difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government have announced that self-assessment taxpayers can delay making their second payment on account for 2019/20. The payment would normally by due by 31 July 2020. Under self-assessment, a…
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Government Summer Statement – Further Coronavirus help for business and individuals

Government Summer Statement – Further Coronavirus help for business and individuals On 8th July the Chancellow announced some further help for businesses and individuals. Here is a summary. Job Retention Bonus The government will pay a one-off £1000 payment to employers for every furloughed employee retained to the end of January 2021 This is conditional…
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Companies House – Changes to Filing Dates

Companies House filing deadlines have changed The Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act became law at the end of June and with it came a raft of extensions to filing dates at Companies House. Where an extension is possible it has been automatically processed by Companies House and you no longer need to apply for permission…
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Seven important things to know about the new flexible furlough rules

1. Who can I place on flexible furlough? From 1 July 2020 only employees that you as an employer have claimed for previously will be eligible for more grants under the Job Retention Scheme. This means they must have previously been furloughed for at least three consecutive weeks taking place any time between 1 March…
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Why are trends so important ?

Annual Accounts are just a jumble of numbers on a page that most business owners don’t understand. But in the right hands and with the right understanding those very same numbers can tell you so much about your business. Let’s start with trends as they can reveal which way a business is heading. Using the…
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A beginners guide to business expenses

Business Expenses – A few basic rules Over the years I have seen some amazing claims for what taxpayers believe should be an allowable expense against their profits. From make-up to pet food for the guard dog. With this in mind I thought it worthwhile just going back to a few basic rules. The “Wholly…
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Flexible Furlough Scheme – 1st July 2020

Flexible Furlough Scheme – 1st July 2020 There are changes being made to the furlough scheme with effect from 1st July and that means that if you are an employer you need to be aware of how you can bring staff back to work and claim the furloughed grant for the hours they do not…
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What is a Dividend ?

What is a dividend? One of the most common questions I am asked is whether a Company Director / Shareholder can take a dividend to reduce their corporation tax bill ? I believe it is a popular misconception that a dividend is some sort of business expense that helps to reduce bills but it most…
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