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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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…
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)…
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.…
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…
Is your business ready for the payroll year-end?
With the payroll year-end fast approaching, you must ensure that your business is complying with the necessary payroll obligations. (more…)
How does the new emergency coronavirus loan scheme work?
On Wednesday 11 March, the Chancellor revealed that the Government would launch an emergency loan scheme designed to support businesses affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.…