COVID-19: A new £4.6 billion support package for businesses

With a national lockdown predicted to continue until mid-February, the levels of uncertainty have risen for thousands of businesses across the UK.

COVID-19: Furlough scheme extended again through to April 2021

On 17 December 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a further extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

COVID-19: Furlough scheme extended until March 2021

On Thursday 5 November, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced an extension to the furlough scheme to support businesses across the United Kingdom.

Brexit: New VAT trading guidance between Great Britain and Northern Ireland

From 1 January 2021, as the Brexit transition period comes to an end, the EU VAT rules concerning the supply and movement of goods will not apply in Great Britain (GB) i.e. England, Wales and Scotland.

COVID-19: SEISS grant increased for the self-employed

Last updated: 5 November 2020

The Government is increasing its support to the self-employed over the winter months and making payments sooner than previously planned.

COVID-19: Furlough scheme extended and Job Support Scheme (JSS) postponed

On Saturday 31 October, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a second national lockdown for England, with restaurants, gyms and non-essential shops set to close for four weeks from Thursday 5 November.

COVID-19: Further help for employers and the self-employed announced

The Government announced this week that it will increase the amounts and reach of its winter support schemes, to help businesses impacted by the new tiered lockdown system.

US presidential election 2020 – What does this mean for investors?

It is difficult to believe that it has already been four years since Donald J Trump was elected as President of the United States.

COVID-19: Job Support Scheme expanded

The Government’s new Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be expanded to protect jobs and support businesses required to close their doors because of new COVID-19 restrictions.

Pensions are changing (again!)

From 2028, the age at which individuals can access their pension is set to rise from 55 to 57.

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