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05 May 2021

Fourth self-employed grant now open for online applications

The online service for applications for the fourth Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant is now open for claims.

05 May 2021

Recovery Loan Scheme opens to businesses

The Recovery Loan Scheme has been introduced to replace the government's coronavirus lending schemes.

05 May 2021

Recent changes to IR35 'undermine the self-employed' says IPSE

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed has stated that the recent changes to the rules relating to off-payroll workers, commonly known as IR35, 'undermine the self-employed at the worst possible time'.

05 May 2021

CBI calls for extension of Kickstart Scheme as jobs market remains subdued

The Confederation of British Industry has urged the government to extend the Kickstart Scheme to help young people who are bearing the brunt of the subdued job market.

05 May 2021

New 95% mortgage scheme launched

On 19 April, a government-backed mortgage scheme to help people with 5% deposits get on to the housing ladder was made available to lenders.

05 May 2021

New claims required for home working tax relief

Employees who are working from home will need to make new claims for tax relief for the 2021/22 tax year, HMRC has stated.

05 May 2021

HMRC sets out penalty regime for SEISS abuse

The fourth Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant is now live and HMRC has set out the penalties for abuse of the scheme.

05 May 2021

Pension fraud increased to £1.8 million in first quarter of 2021

Losses from pension fraud rose to £1.8 million in the first three months of this year, according to figures from Action Fraud.

06 Apr 2021

Business rates relief extended with £1.5 billion fund

The government is to extend business rates relief with a £1.5 billion fund targeted at those businesses unable to benefit from the current COVID-19 support.

06 Apr 2021

Consultations launched on UK's first Tax Day

The government has published over 30 updates, consultations and documents on the UK's first ever Tax Day.

06 Apr 2021

Government publishes details of Finance Bill 2021

The details of the Finance Bill 2021 have been published by the government.

06 Apr 2021

£20 million SME Brexit Support Fund opens for applications

The UK government has unveiled a £20 million Brexit support package to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with changes to customs and tax rules when trading with the EU.

06 Apr 2021

HMRC publishes details of final grants for self-employed

HMRC has published details of the eligibility criteria of the final two grants available under the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).

06 Apr 2021

National Minimum and Living wages increases

UK workers are set to benefit from rises in the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and the National Living Wage (NLW) rates that took effect from 1 April 2021.

06 Apr 2021

UK cuts electric vehicle grants by £500

The government has cut the Plug-in Car Grant and Van & Truck Grant by £500 and lowered the pricing cap on qualifying electric vehicles.

06 Apr 2021

ICAEW urges HMRC to rethink quarterly reports under MTD for corporation tax

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales has urged HMRC to rethink the requirement for companies to report quarterly under Making Tax Digital for corporation tax.

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