HMRC to contact self-employed claimants for grant four SEISS applications

HMRC has confirmed that it will be contacting eligible self-employed individuals based on their tax returns in mid-April to give a date for making applications Individuals will be contacted by email, letter or within the online service and all claims must be made on or before 1 June 2021. The claim must be made by[…]

Personal tax planning in 2021/22

Personal tax planning in 2021/22 If there’s one thing to take away from Spring Budget 2021, it’s taking charge of your personal finances is going to be increasingly important over the next five years. With the financial fallout from COVID-19 over the last year being the fiscal equivalent of fighting a war at more than[…]

The economic damage of COVID-19

Had everything gone to plan this year, the Chancellor would have been delivering his Autumn Budget speech. Instead, Rishi Sunak declared an “economic emergency” alongside a slimmed down spending plan to see him through until spring. Nobody in government would privately claim there is any way to avoid tax rises at some point, but the[…]

12 months interest free loans via your bank

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Updated: 7th April 2020 On 20th March 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced several measures to help businesses across the UK who will be affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus. The situation is changing rapidly. This was the third significant announcement by the Chancellor in 10 days. Subscribe[…]

Support for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses that pay business rates – 20 March 2020

Following the covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, the government have introduced targeted measures for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses that pay business rates. The following has been taken directly from the UK government website. If you need our help or further advice, please email your usual Jack Ross contact. Support for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses that[…]

Covid-19 Self Assessment Income Tax Deferral Scheme – 20 March 2020

On 20th March 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced several measures to help businesses across the UK who will be affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus. The situation is changing daily and there is scant detailed information coming from the government. We will be keeping our website up to date and ensuring we[…]

Business investments

Cautious Businesses Delaying Investments

Businesses are in no rush to make investments amid the ongoing uncertainty of Brexit, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). More than one in four businesses are delaying investment decisions as the government continues negotiations with the EU. As a result of their collective cautiousness, 61% of those firms[…]

Pension reforms could cost £5 billion

The pension reforms introduced by George Osborne could cost £5 billion and push house prices up in the long term, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). The report examined the projected economic effects of a range of the ex-chancellor’s reforms, including the pension freedoms and savings products such as the Help to Buy[…]