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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – help and support for businesses


Unprecedented measures to support businesses and protect the economy are being rolled out across the UK.  Used effectively, these will help many organisations come through the crisis created by the coronavirus. New details are emerging…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – help and support for hospitality businesses


  Major changes to the Job Retention Scheme coming from 1st July 2020 Details and guidance have now been published by HM Revenue & Customs regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The changes which will…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – help and support for charities


In these difficult times the Charity Commission is providing specific advice to the charity sector. In this update, we summarise the advice announced so far. As more details emerge, we will update this webpage. Please…

Budget update 2020 – what you need to know


‘we are at the beginning of a new era in this country. We have the freedom and the resources to decide our own future’. Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 11 March 2020 Rishi Sunak’s…

Spring Budget 2020 – today’s headlines


Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget 2020 had a very different feel to it than those of recent times. With the country facing challenges from the Covid-19 (Corona) virus and the recent floods, his statement focused on…

National Minimum Wage ‘naming and shaming’ rules overhauled


Upcoming changes to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) naming and shaming scheme will make allowances for employers who simply made a mistake. But there are no changes to the underlying rules of the NMW regime.…

Employers should be mindful of 29 February 2020


2020 is a leap year, which means there is an additional day in February – the 29th. For many, this will have absolutely no impact on their pay, but employers are being urged to exercise…

WMT advises on the sale of City Cruises Plc to Hornblower


WMT’s corporate advisory team advised the shareholders of the UK’s biggest tour boat operator, City Cruises PLC, on their personal financial positions during the sale of the company to Hornblower Cruises and Events. Over the…

Charity fraud awareness – the risks of insider fraud


Research published in October by the Charity Commission to coincide with Charity Fraud Awareness Week indicated that more than half of charities that suffered fraud knew the perpetrators. Thiswas the largest ever survey on fraud…