Information and resources for business owners and individuals

This hub is designed to help you keep up-to-date with the latest government announcements and to provide useful information for business owners and individuals on how COVID-19 may affect you and your business.

Government Job Retention Bonus

The government is introducing a new Job Retention Bonus to provide additional support to employers who keep on their furloughed employees in meaningful employment, after the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends on 31 October 2020. The...

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Chairs, Tables and Tax: working from home

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has seen an upsurge in homeworking. For many people, there are questions on the tax on the equipment required. What if I contribute to employee costs? You can look to reimburse some specified costs incurred by employees...

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Getting Up and Running After the Lockdown

As lockdown restrictions lift across the UK, businesses are preparing for a new working environment. The Chancellor may have begun winding down the schemes that have supported businesses through the pandemic, but government-backed loans and the...

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VAT Reduced Rate of 5%

The government made an announcement on 8 July 2020 allowing VAT registered businesses to apply a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT to certain supplies relating to: • hospitality • hotel and holiday accommodation • admissions to certain attractions...

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