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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme goes live today

The Government’s furlough scheme (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) is now up and running.  You may have been following our updates on this scheme which aims to protect

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Furlough extended to June 2020

You will have read our updates on the various government schemes put in place to protect businesses and individuals during the current Covid-19 crisis.  One of those schemes, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), al

Loan scheme expanded for large businesses

With the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme set to launch on Monday 20 April 2020, the Chancellor has revealed further details.  It has been made clear that ALL viable businesses with a turnover of more th

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Eligibility extended to 19 March 2020

You may have read our blog on the Government’s Job Retention Scheme [click here] which we published on 21 March explaining how employers can claim a grant covering 80% o

COVID-19 & VAT

14 April 2020

VAT is a tax that works in real time and is often payable when a good or service is provided, cash is received, or an invoice is raised.

Charities across the UK will be supported with £750 million by the Government during the Coronavirus outbreak

The last few weeks have seen the launch of a variety of governmental grants and schemes to assist businesses and individuals to cope with the current challenging economic climate.  Until yesterday, however, apart from sche

Can I furlough myself? Employment support for directors of small limited companies

Financial assistance for people struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic was first announced for employees and then later for the self-employed. But, what about small businesses who trade through Limited Companies? 

The £90,000 Lifeline for our Doctors

The new chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak has revealed plans to raise the point at which tapering of the pension annual allowance kicks in by £90,000 from the new 2020/21 tax year.

Universal Credit/Employment and Support Allowance

If you are not eligible for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) perhaps because you are self-employed or earning below the Lower Earnings Limit of £118 per week and you have COVID-19 or are advised to stay at home, you can make a cla

Mortgage/rent holiday

Are you a homeowner? Mortgage borrowers can apply for a three-month payment holiday from their lender. Please note that interest will still be charged on the amount owed. Buy-to-let mortgages are also eligible.

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