Lockdown 3.0

This morning the Chancellor announced additional grant support funding under the lockdown with came into force today. The current government guidance on which businesses must close can be found here. Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Under today’s announcement, there will be … Read More

Winter Lockdown

The government has announced new national lockdown measures which will begin on 5 November 2020 and continue until at least 2 December 2020. Furlough Returns All employers are now eligible for the extended Job Retention Scheme, which will continue for … Read More

Liverpool City Region Support Packages

The government’s decision to place Liverpool into the highest Tier 3 restrictions has seen all bars, nightclubs, gyms, casinos and other leisure and hospitality businesses forced to close. We have put together a list of the major grants and financial … Read More

Furlough Scheme Closure

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – more commonly known as “Furlough” – comes to a close on 31 October 2020. The replacement for the Furlough system is the (much) less beneficial Job Support Scheme. This scheme will run until 30 … Read More

Bounce Back Loans

The Chancellor today made a major announcement that will come as a big relief to small businesses – the Bounce Back Loan scheme. The scheme will be open from 4 May 2020 and will enable small businesses to access unsecured … Read More

Coronavirus – SSP Update

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, the government has made substantial changes to existing SSP provisions. Read our guide to the new rules here, including the requirements for employers to obtain evidence on the nature of any staff illness. You … Read More

Budget 2020 – Update

On 11 March, the government laid out the changes that are to be made in the 2020 Budget. The announcements cover several temporary measures to assist businesses in dealing with the unexpected costs of the Coronavirus outbreak. Unfortunately many of … Read More

National Wage Rate Increase

From 1 April 2020, the government has announced record increases to both National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates. For employees over 25 years of age, the new NLW increases 6.2% to £8.72 per hour (currently £8.21). For those … Read More

Making Tax Digital (“MTD”)

Making Tax Digital represents the largest shake up to the UK tax system in decades and spells the end of manual VAT return preparation for most UK businesses. From 1 April 2019 all VAT registered businesses in the UK will … Read More

Autumn Statement 2016

Today’s Autumn statement was notable only for its lack of notable announcements, with the Chancellor making only modest alterations to relatively minor aspects of the tax landscape.   National Minimum and Living Wage Rates   From April 2017, the National … Read More