Coronavirus; Help for the Self-employed

4 minutes to read The government’s much-anticipated help for the self-employed was announced on Thursday 26 March by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak.   The ‘Self-employment Income Support Scheme’ (SEISS) broadly mirrors the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) previously announced for employees on PAYE, although the eligibility criteria are a little more restrictive. The help available HMRC will pay self-employed individuals who …

Coronavirus – Help for business

9 minutes to read Coronavirus – Help for business (Updated 28 April 2020) Businesses are facing unprecedented challenges during the Coronavirus outbreak, and the government has been quick to acknowledge this and introduce a number of measures to bring relief through the tax system to large and small employers alike.  Further details can be found on HMRC’s website. TAX …

Working from home – what expenses can you claim?

4 minutes to read Working from home – what expenses can you claim? The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in more employees than ever working from home, whether because of office closures or the need to self-isolate at home.   Many employers and employees will not have considered the tax implications of expense payment associated with home working. To avoid falling …

Coronavirus – Landlords and Tenants

< 1 minute to read The Coronavirus Act 2020 contains a number of measures to assist both tenants and landlords affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Tenants The government’s measures do not include a rent ‘holiday’ or specify that landlords must offer a reduction in rent during the Covid-19 pandemic, and rent will continue to be payable in accordance with the …

Coronavirus Covid19

< 1 minute to read In the light of latest government advice on the coronavirus outbreak, we would like to reassure our clients that our offices remain open and our staff and partners are on hand to provide all our usual services. We are making some adjustments to our normal working practices, such as arranging for staff to work from …

Budget 2020 Comment

2 minutes to read Following Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement yesterday, we’ve highlighted the key changes that will impact on small and medium businesses and their owners. For SMEs (meaning businesses with 250 or fewer staff), the cost of Statutory Sick Pay will be refunded in full for 14 days if employees are off work because of coronavirus. Meanwhile, …