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27/03/2020 – Dear Clients, I am sorry that we do not yet have full answers for you on how we will all actually physically receive the financial support through this difficult time. However (The Sun newspaper aside), there does seem to be a ray of hope for COVID-19 affected Self-employed people. Self-Employed The Self-employment Income Support … More...

Furlough Leave

24/03/2020 – Dear Client, We have now had the weekend to digest what has been an unprecedented week for the UK - where citizens have been asked to isolate, social distance, stay away from family and friends, not panic buy. Businesses, employees, casual workers, directors have had to make difficult decisions - go to work, work from home, work when … More...


17/03/2020 – In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we want to send you all our best wishes. In terms of our services, we have full contingency plans in place to ensure we can continue to offer the best service possible, especially where social isolation and home working has become necessary. We are fully set up for remote working and online or … More...

Prepare accounts quickly

08/04/2020 – As most self-employed readers will be aware, Self-Assessment tax and NIC payments on account are based on profits earned in the previous tax year and balancing payments due are not payable until the 31 January following the tax year end date. From a cash flow point of view this is an advantage but only if taxable profits year on year are … More...

What is solvency?

08/04/2020 – During periods when demand for your goods and services drop – for example, if your business has been closed down or adversely affected by the recent COVID-19 outbreak – your sales and incoming cash receipts tend to drop at a faster rate than you are able to reduce your outgoings. Expenses tend to fall into one of two … More...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – update for directors

08/04/2020 – HMRC’s guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has recently been updated. HMRC will reimburse 80% of furloughed workers' wage costs, capped at £2,500 per month per employee. The scheme will run for at least 3 months, backdated from 1 March 2020, but will be extended if necessary. Company directors and other … More...

CJRS – how to treat employees

08/04/2020 – The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) allows UK employers to access government support to help retain staff that they would otherwise may have considered laying-off, reducing pay / hours or making redundant. If your employee is furloughed, they should not be undertaking any work. This includes providing services or generating … More...

National Minimum Wage and training time

08/04/2020 – An interesting quirk of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is that furloughed workers are not entitled to the minimum wage. HMRC's guidance categorically states that 'individuals are only entitled to the National Living Wage (NLW)/National Minimum Wage (NMW)/ Apprentices Minimum Wage (AMW) for the hours they are working or … More...

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

08/04/2020 – Small-and medium-sized businesses and employers can reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid for sickness absence due to COVID-19. You are eligible for the scheme if your business is UK based, small or medium-sized and employs fewer than 250 employees as of 28 February 2020. The scheme will cover up to 2 weeks’ SSP per eligible … More...

Tax relief for working from home

08/04/2020 – If your employer has requested that you work from home you can claim tax relief for some of the bills you pay that are related to your work. These tax reliefs have always been available, but as many of us are now being instructed to work from home, a claim for the use of your home, from your employer or HMRC, may be relevant. Employers … More...

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