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Here you can keep up to date with our latest news, as well as the latest goings-on in the world of accounting.

The phone number for the COVID-19 helpline launched earlier this month has been changed to 0800 024 1222. Calls to the previously published number will be redirected. The launch of the new number will help increase capacity.  The helpline... Read More

As part of the package of measures to tackle the Coronavirus outbreak, the government has announced that the basic element Working Tax Credit payments will be increased from an expected £1,995 to £3,040 for the 2020-21 tax year starting o... Read More

An interesting joint statement from the Government, Ofcom and the telecommunications industry has been published to help offer support to vulnerable consumers and those who may become vulnerable due to circumstances arising from COVID-19. The U... Read More

As part of the government’s response to assist businesses during the COVID-19 crisis is the offer to defer VAT and self-assessment tax and NIC payments. VAT HMRC will not enforce payment of VAT liabilities that fall due between 20 March 2020... Read More

During and after any period when economic activity is depressed, companies that survive the process are those that manage their cashflow effectively. A number of businesses will be in the fortunate position of heading into the current COVID-19 crisi... Read More

1 April 2020 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 30 June 2019. 19 April 2020 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 April 2020. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 April 2020). 19 April 2020 - Filing de... Read More

The government has issued a bulletin providing advice for employers regarding compliance with the National Minimum Wage (NMW) framework, particularly with regard to the effect under that framework of pay advances and loans to workers, in the context... Read More

The long-awaited statement from the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak regarding COVID-19 support for the self-employed has been announced. The Chancellor said that the scheme will benefit some 95% of people whose main income source is derived from self-em... Read More

Whilst HMRC have confirmed that if COVID-19 means that you have spent more days in the UK than your category of non-residence permits, then the exceptional days rules can be applied, up to a maximum of 60-days, this only applies to the days in the UK... Read More

Employees who are unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus (COVID-19) can now obtain an “isolation note” through a new online service. The new isolation note, which can be used by employees as evidence of their coron... Read More

Acas has published updated guidance for employers and employees on the coronavirus (COVID-19). The guidance now covers: social distancing and vulnerable people self-isolation and sick pay what to do if the employer needs to close the workplace... Read More

The government has announced a number of funding and support measures to help those affected by the COVID-19 virus outbreak. A significant number of the measures are designed to help provide financial support at this most difficult time. One of... Read More