Entries by chrissie

£4.6 Billion in new Lockdown Grants

The Chancellor has today announced that retail, hospitality and leisure businesses will receive a fresh round of grants to help them cope with the new lockdown measures. If a business is forced to close as a result of the restrictions, they will be entitled to: £4,000 if the property they occupy has a rateable value […]

3rd SEISS Grant for Self Employed

Full details of the third SEISS grant to support self-employed people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) have been published on GOV‌‌.UK.   The rules on who is eligible to claim have changed. However, your clients will still need to have submitted a Self Assessment tax return for the tax year 2018 to 2019 showing self-employment income in order […]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme continued….

You can now claim for periods starting 1 November under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which is running until the end of March for all parts of the UK. You will still need to submit all final claims for periods up to 31‌‌‌ ‌October on or before 3‌‌‌‌0 November. Make sure you have the latest […]

Extension of Furlough Scheme

In response to the new national lockdown the CJRS has been extended…  As you are likely aware the Government announced, on the 31 October, a new national lockdown will be imposed from the 5 November until at least the 2 December. Please be aware that the Government are still clarifying their position, we seek to […]

New Job Support Scheme and SEISS Grant extension

Job Support Scheme The Job Support Scheme (JSS) will open on 1‌‌‌ ‌November and run for six months, until 30‌‌‌ ‌April 2021. The government has said it will review the terms of the scheme in January 2021. There are two variations to JSS – JSS Open and JSS Closed. The UK government announced it will […]

New Coronavirus Job Support Scheme

Yesterday, the Chancellor announced significant changes to the Job Support Scheme (JSS), which will have a positive effect on many businesses affected by the pandemic.  Old Scheme As a reminder, the old scheme required employees to work a minimum of a third of their normal working hours, which the employer would pay as normal and […]

How to stay mentally healthy at work

We all have the tendency to work-work-work and forget about ourselves. That’s okay on occasion, but not on the long run, so it’s good to keep your mental health in check to avoid running into health problems. Here are 6 tips to stay mentally healthy at work. 1. Fresh air and physical exercise Fresh air […]

Struggling to pay your self-assessment for 2019-20

As announced by the Chancellor last week, Self Assessment customers can now apply online to spread the cost of their tax bill into monthly payments without the need to call HMRC. The online self-serve ‘Time to Pay’ service, has been increased to £30,000 for Self Assessment customers, to help ease any potential financial burden they […]

As it stands, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or ‘furlough’ comes to an end on 31st October 2020. So, with just over 5 weeks to go, you may be thinking about your options going forward.

Reminder of CJRS claim for October From 1st October, the employee will still receive 80% of salary, up to a maximum of £2,500 (gross) per month, however, the government contribution will be a maximum of 60%.  This means that the maximum amount an employer can claim via the CJRS is 60% of salary or a maximum […]