RECRUITMENT - 22.09.2020
New “Kickstart Scheme” for employers
The government has launched a fund to subsidise employers who take on new young employees. Is this something to take advantage of?
WASTE - 22.09.2020
Single-use carrier bag charge extended
All covered. Since its introduction in 2015, the single-use carrier bag charge of 5p has applied to any retailer that employs 250 or more people. However, in August 2020 the government announced that the single-use carrier bag charge is to be extended. New rules. From April 2021 all retailers will be subject to the single use carrier bag charge and there will be no small business exemption. The single-use charge will also increase from 5p to 10p per bag. ...
CORONAVIRUS - TAX PAYMENTS - 04.06.2020
HMRC makes time to pay easier
Businesses and individuals struggling with tax bills can agree a repayment schedule with HMRC. This is often easier said than done but has recently been made simpler. What’s the full story?
CORONAVIRUS - DIRECTORS’ DUTIES - 28.04.2020
Wrongful trading rules relaxed
The government has temporarily suspended the wrongful trading rules to ease the pressure on businesses. What do you need to know?
CORONAVIRUS - VAT - 28.04.2020
HMRC makes VAT error correction easier
Error correction. There are different ways to deal with errors in VAT returns. Errors of up to £10,000 need not be notified to HMRC but expert advice is that you should do so regardless. HMRC requires notification to be in writing by letter or using its Form 652 . Because of coronavirus HMRC will accept Forms 652 sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . HMRC says the email address must only be used for error correction and it will not respond to communications about other matters. ...
CORONAVIRUS - BUSINESS RATES - 15.04.2020
Business rates discount - do you qualify?
Some businesses are entitled to a 100% discount of their business rates for 2020/21. Does yours qualify for the discount?