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Contacted by Coronavirus test and trace

Q. I have been contacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) Test and Trace. Am I eligible for statutory sick pay (SSP) from my employer? A. Under the test and trace system that launched on 28 May, ... more


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Advisory fuel rates update

Advisory fuel rates update HMRC publish rates that can be used by employers wishing to pay their employees the cost of fuel for business journeys in company cars (or, where the employer initial... more


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£3bn green homes grant

£3bn green homes grant  Up to £5,000 per household for projects to make homes more energy efficient, with up to £10,000 per household fully funded for low-income househol... more


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Stamp duty holiday

Stamp duty holiday An immediate stamp duty holiday for homes sold for up to £500,000 until 31 March 2021 has been announced, with the chancellor saying the move would save jobs in the con... more


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"Eat out to help out"

"Eat out to help out"  A creative and never tried in the UK before, this new policy will give people a 50% discount on eating in restaurants and cafes, from Monday - Wednesday th... more


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Hospitality VAT cut from 20% to 5% until January

Hospitality VAT cut from 20% to 5% until January 2021 There is to be an interim cut on VAT for hospitality, accommodation and tourism services - including restaurants, cafes, hotels, pubs, Zoos... more

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Kickstart Opportunities

"Kickstart" Opportunities Companies will be given £2,000 for each apprentice they take on under the age of 25. With the additional job protection measures of the government'... more

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Furlough scheme ending October

Furlough scheme ending October 2020 A one-off £1,000 payment to employers for every furloughed employee retained to the end of January 2021. To qualify employees must be earning over &pou... more


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Tax-efficient Savings

Tax-efficient savings update As the new tax year progresses, now is a good time review some of the tax-efficient savings incentives available which may help maximise potential returns. Hel... more


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Coronavirus - Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme Launches

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme Launches From 26 May 2020 onwards, employers can make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme. This is a ne... more


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Coronavirus - Self-Assessment Payment Deferrals

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Self-Assessment Payment Deferrals  To help ease the financial impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government has announced that self-employed taxpayers... more


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Coronavirus - Homeworkers' Expenses

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Homeworkers' Expenses The government has introduced a temporary tax and National Insurance exemption to ensure that home office equipment purchased by employe... more


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Tax-free Personal Allowance

Q. I have a part time job and I earn about £9,000 a year. As my earnings are less than the tax-free personal allowance, can I transfer the unused amount to my husband? A. A spouse o... more


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Flat Rate Scheme for VAT

Q. I have recently registered for VAT. Although my turnover is only just above the VAT registration threshold, I anticipate that it will now increase year-on-year. How does the flat rate scheme for... more


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Coronavirus - Impact to Directors of Limited Companies

Q. I am the director of a limited company and due to the impact of the coronavirus, I will need to waive my entitlement to company dividends for the time-being. Are any formal waiver procedures nec... more