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17-09-2020
Furlough Scheme changes September 2020

Furlough Scheme changes September 2020

As our readers will no doubt be aware, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is closing on 31 October 2020. The scheme moved to a more flexible working arrangement from 1 July 2020 to allow employees to resume part-time working and to begin to ... read more

17-09-2020
Companies with a 31 December year end

Companies with a 31 December year end

For companies with taxable profits of up to £1.5 million the payment of any Corporation Tax is due 9 months and 1 day after the end of your accounting period. The accounting period is usually the financial year of your business but can be different ... read more

17-09-2020
Working from home tax claim

Working from home tax claim

If you do not receive compensation from your employer you can still claim tax relief for some expenses that result from home working. HMRC will usually allow you to claim tax relief if you use your own money for things that you must buy for your job ... read more

17-09-2020
Video-witnessed wills

Video-witnessed wills

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed that video witnessed wills in England and Wales will be made legal during the coronavirus pandemic. The change in law to introduce this measure is due to come into force later this month - the reforms will ... read more

17-09-2020
VAT on compensation payments

VAT on compensation payments

HMRC has published a new Revenue and Customs Brief on the VAT treatment of early termination fees and similar compensation payments following recent judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). HMRC has said that this will impact ... read more

17-09-2020
Relief for self-employed trading losses

Relief for self-employed trading losses

There are a number of tax reliefs available for self-employed taxpayers that make a loss carrying on their trade, profession or vocation (collectively referred to as a ‘trade’) and for their share of trading loss for any partnerships they are ... read more

17-09-2020
Carry Corporation Tax losses back

Carry Corporation Tax losses back

Corporation Tax relief may be available where your company or organisation makes a trading loss. The loss may be used to claim relief from Corporation Tax by offsetting the loss against other gains or profits of the business in the same accounting ... read more

17-09-2020
The private pensions’ annual allowance

The private pensions’ annual allowance

The annual allowance for tax relief on pensions has been fixed at £40,000 since 6 April 2014. The annual allowance is further reduced for high earners. Since 6 April 2020, the tapered annual allowance increased from £150,000 to £240,000. This means ... read more

17-09-2020
Free domestic abuse advice line for employers

Free domestic abuse advice line for employers

A new advice line for employers who are supporting employees experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse has been launched by domestic abuse charity Hestia. The Everyone’s Business Advice Line, which is being funded by the Home Office, will be a point ... read more

17-09-2020
Coronavirus testing guidance for employers

Coronavirus testing guidance for employers

The government has published detailed new guidance for employers on the regulations and legal obligations relating to running internal workplace coronavirus (COVID-19) testing programmes, i.e. those which are outside of the NHS Test and Trace ... read more