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Welcome to the Orchard Accountants blog. This is our hub of information where we will detail company developments as well as provide news and insight into the ever-changing world of finances and accounting. If you read something which strikes to your interest, and you’d like to learn more about a particular topic or service we provide, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

Self-employed profits must be “significantly reduced” to claim third SEISS grant, says HMRC

Self-employed workers’ profits must be “significantly reduced” in order to claim the third instalment of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), it has been revealed.…

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Companies House to scrap paper reminder letters

Companies House has announced that businesses will no longer receive reminder letters, as it seeks to end paper communications. Businesses across the UK have been…

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Third round of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opens on Monday with tighter eligibility criteria

The third round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will open on Monday 30 November 2020 with tighter eligibility criteria than have applied to…

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Important deadlines approach for the furlough scheme

Businesses across the UK are being reminded of key deadlines and actions for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which are just days away. The…

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Spending Review highlights long-term economic impact of Coronavirus pandemic

The Chancellor’s statement to Parliament setting out his Spending Review decisions came against a backdrop of predictions from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), which…

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The New COVID-19 Tier System

When the national temporary lockdown ends in England on 2 December 2020, the country will enter a new tougher, tiered local system of restrictions. To…

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HMRC’s amended guidance on late furlough claims

On 19 November 2020, the Government amended its guidance to give examples of what is meant by a ‘reasonable excuse’, for submitting furlough claims past…

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Businesses urged to file annual accounts early and “go paperless” to avoid Covid-19 disruption

Companies House has urged businesses to file their annual accounts earlier than usual to avoid “last-minute” disruption caused by the coronavirus. (more…)

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HMRC to investigate Eat Out to Help Out scheme claimants

Registered users of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme (EOTHO) should check their claims to ensure money has not been paid out incorrectly, HM…

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Government set to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030

The Government is set to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030, with hybrid vehicles to follow in 2035. (more…)

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