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09 Oct 2020

New measures to sort out late payers

Proposals have been outlined by government to ensure small businesses in the UK are paid on time. Currently £23.4 billion worth of late invoices are owed to small firms across Britain, impacting on businesses’ cash flow and ultimate survival.

09 Oct 2020

Have you over-claimed for COVID related support grants?

Readers who may have inadvertently over-claimed grants, the furlough scheme for example, should remedy the situation before HMRC start pro-actively investigating claims.

02 Oct 2020

The new Job Support Scheme

After much head scratching at the Treasury, the son of the furlough scheme has been unveiled. Aptly named the Job Support Scheme JSS). When the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme finishes on 31 October 2020, employers will need to register for the JSS which is being made available for a six month period from 1 November 2020.

02 Oct 2020

Over 100 towns to share £80m

The government has announced that over 100 towns in England will be given up to £1 million to kick start regeneration projects and give areas a boost.

25 Sep 2020

Are you ready for the NHS COVID-19 app?

Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, cinemas and other venues across England and Wales are being urged to download QR codes to prepare for public rollout of a new app.

25 Sep 2020

Contact details or else…

Hospitality trades are now mandated to collect the contact details of customers. Which logically assumes that if a customer refuses to provide this information they must be turned away?

21 Sep 2020

HMRC put their case

HMRC has been at the forefront of the government’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the extraordinary challenges being faced by millions of individuals and businesses.

21 Sep 2020

Travel corridors

It is almost impossible to keep up with changes to overseas territories that require us to self-isolate when returning to the UK from a holiday or business trip.

09 Sep 2020

Employer obligations to employees working at home

It may surprise many smaller employers with staff working from home that they still have health and safety responsibilities. The following notes published by ACAS should be considered.

08 Sep 2020

Are taxes on the increase?

There has been the usual political speculation that taxes will be increased in the forthcoming budget to pay for COVID grants and support.

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