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HM Revenue & Customs contacts self-employed individuals who could be eligible for the fourth round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme


HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is now contacting self-employed individuals who could be eligible for the fourth round of the Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The fourth round of the scheme covers the period…

Furlough scheme guidance updated


HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a series of updates to its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), more commonly known as the ‘furlough scheme’. The updates cover the changes to the…

New claims needed to continue receiving working from home tax relief


Employees who are continuing to work from home as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and whose expenses have not been reimbursed by their employers should make new claims to continue receiving working from home…

Applications open for £2,000 post-Brexit import VAT advice


Applications are now open for the Government’s SME Brexit Support Fund, which offers grants for up to £2,000 that can be put towards the cost of professional advice on import VAT. The end of the…

An introduction to the UK’s points-based immigration system


On 1 January 2021, the UK launched a new, points-based style immigration system to bring EU immigration into line with the rest of the world. If you are an employer, here’s what you need to…

Small business confidence rises to positive territory for first time since 2018 as non-essential retail reopens


Small business confidence has risen to its highest level since autumn 2014, a major study has revealed.

Limiting tax liabilities with business expenses


Profit margins can be razor-thin for small businesses, whose income can by hit all sorts of problems, from poor weather, late payment, and yes, a global pandemic.

Taxpayers could be missing out on almost £830 million in unclaimed pension tax relief each year


Around 81 per cent of higher rate taxpayers eligible to claim pension tax relief through Self-Assessment are failing to do so, missing out on a huge pot of cash.

The deadline for 2021/22 annual ATED compliance is approaching


For companies that hold residential property with a market value of more than £500,000, the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) deadline is approaching. ATED returns or relief declaration returns for 2021/22 should be submitted…