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National Minimum Wage compliance in relation to pay advances and loans

The government has issued a bulletin providing advice for employers regarding compliance with the National Minimum Wage (NMW) framework, particularly ...
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Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

The long-awaited statement from the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak regarding COVID-19 support for the self-employed has been announced. The Chancellor said ...
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Acas publishes updated coronavirus resources

Acas has published updated guidance for employers and employees on the coronavirus (COVID-19). The guidance now covers: social distancing and ...
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Coronavirus: government launches online “isolation notes” service

Employees who are unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus (COVID-19) can now obtain an “isolation ...
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Tax relief for pension contributions

The decision of the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak to increase the tapered annual allowance thresholds in the Budget earlier this month ...
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COVID-19 – new ministerial structures

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has set up four new ministerial structures to coordinate, prioritise and respond to the Coronavirus ...
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Tax-Free Childcare scheme

The Tax-Free Childcare Scheme (TFCS) is open to all eligible families with children under 12. It was announced as part ...
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Paper tax returns

HMRC has announced that taxpayers still using paper returns will no longer routinely do so. This is part of the ...
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Further details on Hardship Fund published

The launch of a new £500 million Hardship Fund in England was announced at Spring Budget 2020 by the Chancellor ...
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Business rates and grants – regional variations

We have written about the changes to business rates for businesses in England due to COVID-19. There is also a ...
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COVID-19 and claiming benefits

The government has announced that certain benefits will be increased as part of the package of measures to help households ...
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

If you have been 'furloughed' then the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme may be able to help. If you are ...
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Sick pay if you are unable to work

The government has announced a number of funding and support measures to help those affected by the COVID-19 virus outbreak ...
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Companies House deadlines and Coronavirus

There are automatic late filing penalties which are designed to encourage companies to file their accounts and reports on time ...
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Television licence fees for over-75s

In a joint statement from the BBC and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport it has been announced ...
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Please read our emails and news updates

The current “lock-down” to slow down the Coronavirus epidemic is a sensible medical response, but a potential disaster for small ...
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The importance of credit control

Most business owners are rightly focussed on sales. If sales dry up business costs will quickly result in losses; and ...
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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The Chancellor announced at Spring Budget 2020 that a new Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) would be launched to ...
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