Business rates relief extended

Two significant elements of the measures announced by the Government to ease the financial impact of the Coronavirus crisis have been business rates reliefs and grants to certain ‘at risk’ businesses. These include grants for businesses in the hospitality, leisure and retail sectors, a grant for businesses that pay no or little business rates and…

Tax and Companies House Deferrals

As part of its measures to reduce the economic impact of the Coronavirus crisis, the Government has announced deferrals to a number of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and Companies House deadlines to ease the strain on businesses and self-employed individuals. VAT VAT payments have been deferred by three months from 20 March 2020 until…

Personal Finances

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on all aspects of individuals’ lives, not least their personal finances. During this difficult period, it is likely that your staff may look to you for advice if their own income is affected by the economic impact of this virus. To help them make sense of…

Working from home

With the Government recommending that people work from home where possible, many businesses will have had employees working from home for the first time in recent weeks. Amidst the logistics and practicalities of setting employees up to work from home, it could be easy to overlook the implications of increased home working for your business’…

Coronavirus Update 19.3.20

What to do if you can’t pay your tax bill Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced that as part of a package of measures to address the economic impact of coronavirus HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will provide Time to Pay arrangements to businesses and self-employed individuals in financial distress and with outstanding tax liabilities. To…