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02 Oct 2020

Job Support Scheme

The existing job support scheme, the furlough scheme, comes to an end on 31 October.

02 Oct 2020

Winter Economy Plan support for the self-employed

As part of the Winter Economy Plan the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will be extended under the name SEISS Grant Extension.

02 Oct 2020

VAT deferral and enhanced Time to Pay for self assessment

As part of the Winter Economy Plan the government has announced options for deferred VAT and income tax self assessment payments.

02 Oct 2020

Changes to the Bounce Back Loan and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes

The government has announced options to extend terms and change payments.

02 Oct 2020

The VAT reverse charge

HMRC has issued detailed guidance on the domestic reverse charge changes scheduled for 1 March 2021.

02 Oct 2020

Ministers announce new grants for businesses affected by local lockdowns

Businesses in England that are required to shut because of local interventions will now be able to claim up to £1,500 per property every three weeks.

02 Oct 2020

New trade arrangements with the EU from 1 January 2021

HMRC has sent letters to VAT-registered businesses in Great Britain trading with the EU, or the EU and the rest of the world.

02 Oct 2020

House sales rise following the introduction of stamp duty holiday

The government has announced that residential property transactions rose in August following the introduction of a stamp duty holiday.

04 Sep 2020

Kickstart Scheme opens for applications

On 2 September 2020, the government's £2 billion Kickstart Scheme opened for employer applications.

04 Sep 2020

Self Employment Income Support Scheme Grants

HMRC are inviting those individuals that are self employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus to claim a second grant under the Self Employed Income Support Grant.

04 Sep 2020

Plastic bag tax charge to be doubled and extended to all retailers

The fee for plastic shopping bags in England will be doubled to 10 pence and extended to all shops from April 2021.

04 Sep 2020

More than £30 million lost to pension scams

Over £30 million has been lost to pension scams since 2017, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

04 Sep 2020

Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which take effect from 1 September 2020.

04 Sep 2020

Eat Out to Help Out - over 64 million meals

The government has announced that more than 64 million meals were enjoyed by diners across the country during the government's Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme.

04 Sep 2020

Self assessment deadlines

Two self assessment deadlines are approaching.

04 Sep 2020

HMRC latest guidance for employers

HMRC has published the latest edition of the Employer Bulletin.

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