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Businesses who defer VAT payments should continue to file returns as usual, says HMRC

Businesses who have deferred VAT payments until the end of June 2020 should continue to file Making Tax Digital (MTD) returns as normal, the regulator…

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Retail, hospitality and leisure firms set for £10 billion business rates savings

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector are expected to save around £10 billion this tax year through business rates relief, official figures have…

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Employers should continue to meet automatic enrolment obligations despite coronavirus disruption, says TPR

Employers should continue to enrol, re-enrol and contribute towards workers’ pensions whether they are furloughed or not, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has confirmed. (more…)

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Government extends Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to all SMEs

More than £90 million in finance has been approved since the launch of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), it has been revealed. (more…)

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COVID-19: Government to cover employer NICs and pension contributions of furloughed workers

The Government has announced that it will cover employer National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and pension contributions of furloughed workers. (more…)

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Businesses urged to apply for Companies House filing extension before deadline

Businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are being urged to request a Companies House filing extension before the deadline. (more…)

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Applying for a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Small to medium-sized businesses in the UK are now able to apply for finance via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) to help them…

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Deferring VAT – HMRC confirms businesses should cancel VAT direct debits

Following the Government’s announcement that businesses will be able to defer VAT payments for the period from April – June, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)…

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Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme – eligibility restrictions for small businesses

The Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) supports small businesses by providing finance to smaller businesses that cannot obtain finance from their lender because of insufficient security.…

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Coronavirus: Government announces IR35 delay

The Government has announced that the IR35 tax reforms which were due to be implemented in April 2020 have been delayed for a year due…

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