CBILS – what clients need to submit when making an application

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), delivered by the British Business Bank, is designed to help support primarily small ...
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Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) will be made available to enable banks to make loans of up ...
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Commercial tenants protected from evictions

The government has confirmed that there will be an eviction freeze for commercial tenants who miss rent payments as a ...
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Self-employed COVID-19 support

If you are self-employed and qualify for the Self-employment Income Support Scheme you will receive a cash grant from HMRC ...
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Tax relief for working from home

If your employer has requested that you work from home you can claim tax relief for some of the bills ...
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Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Small-and medium-sized businesses and employers can reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid for sickness absence due to COVID-19. You are ...
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National Minimum Wage and training time

An interesting quirk of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is that furloughed workers are not entitled to the minimum wage ...
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CJRS – how to treat employees

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) allows UK employers to access government support to help retain staff that they would ...
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – update for directors

HMRC’s guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has recently been updated. HMRC will reimburse 80% of furloughed workers' wage ...
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What is solvency?

During periods when demand for your goods and services drop – for example, if your business has been closed down ...
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Prepare accounts quickly

As most self-employed readers will be aware, Self-Assessment tax and NIC payments on account are based on profits earned in ...
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Changes announced to Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Many small businesses that have applied for a government backed CBILS loan thus far have been offered standard overdrafts and ...
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Removing your home address from the public register

Company directors, company secretaries, people with significant control (PSC) and LLP members can apply to remove their personal addresses from ...
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Businesses and employers in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) is a UK government department responsible for Northern Ireland affairs. The NIO seeks to ensure ...
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Financial support for exporters

There is a special financial support targeted specifically at exporters. This is in addition to the package of government-backed and ...
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Contactless payment limit increased

The spending limit for contactless card payments has been increased from £30 to £45 effective 1 April 2020. The change ...
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Coronavirus deferral of VAT payments

In another move to help businesses the government announced that VAT registered businesses can defer any VAT payments due between ...
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Coronavirus – relaxation of insolvency rules

New insolvency measures have been announced to help prevent businesses unable to meet debts, due to the impact of Coronavirus, ...
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Further details on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

HMRC has published further details on how the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will work in practice. It had already ...
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Relaxation of phone contracts during COVID-19 outbreak

An interesting joint statement from the Government, Ofcom and the telecommunications industry has been published to help offer support to ...
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