HMRC resumes investigations after COVID-19

What to expect from tax probes in 2020/21 After temporarily pausing tax investigations as COVID-19 business support measures rolled out earlier this year, HMRC has restarted probes into businesses and individuals’ tax affairs. The Revenue has also started to direct its attention towards the misuse of coronavirus support schemes, such as the furlough scheme and[…]

Coronavirus Webinar 30 March 2020

Please see below for our webinar on the help available from government for small businesses, including barristers and employers, during the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. Subjects covered include interest-free loans grants for retails and hospitality businesses deferring VAT and self assessment payments Job retention scheme support for self-employed who earn up to £50,000 per annum Please[…]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

UPDATED 9 APRIL 2020 What has changed since 7th April? As below, we advised that business owners must submit their own applications for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grant, and that we, unfortunately, could not do this on our clients’ behalf. We are pleased to say that HMRC have released new information which indicates that[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Covid-19 VAT Deferral Scheme 20 March 2020

Eligibility 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 keeping our website up to date and ensuring we give you the[…]

Cryptoassets: The revenue’s tax stance

HMRC updates tax guidance for digital currencies Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrencies have grown steadily into the public consciousness, and the taxman’s too. Once the realm of geeks and hackers, cryptocurrencies are becoming more mainstream. In late 2017, the price of a single Bitcoin surged to about $20,000 before falling away dramatically.[…]

IR35 in the private sector

Key considerations for contractors before April 2020 Large and medium-sized organisations have just six months left to prepare for changes to off-payroll working rules, which are due to extend to the private sector next spring. From 6 April 2020, firms that engage private-sector contractors will be responsible for deciding if the rules should apply and[…]