Self Employment Income Support Scheme: HMRC and Your Claim

As the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) comes to a close, HMRC will continue to check claims rigorously. Reviewing Claims It is always preferable to approach HMRC with a disclosure, rather than wait for HMRC to discover potential problems. As HMRC...

The Basics of VAT for UK Businesses

An introduction to the main business tax. VAT is a business tax on the supply of goods and services. It is charged at varying rates depending on what is being supplied, who it is being supplied to and where it is being supplied to. But with Brexit, temporary rate...

Covid-19 – Analysing the Recovery Loan Scheme

Budget 2021 announced a successor loan scheme to support UK business recovery. Earlier coronavirus (Covid-19) loans, like the Bounce Back loan, closed to applications on 31 March 2021. The new Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) launched on 6 April 2021 and runs to 31 December...

Covid-19: How Do I Join the VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme?

The HMRC VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme is now open which enables VAT payments deferred between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 to be paid in equal instalments – all instalments must be paid by the end of January 2022. You must ensure you have decided how to manage...

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Fourth Grant (SEISS)

In the recent Budget, the Chancellor has set out further support for the self-employed. In addition to the upcoming fourth grant, there will also be a fifth SEISS grant covering the 5 months to 30 September 2021. The Chancellor has extended the scheme to include...

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from July 2021

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021 and the level of grant available to employers under the scheme will stay the same until 30 June 2021. The current version of the furlough scheme that started on 1 November 2020 was...