COVID-19 Business Support Hub

We are here to support you during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Please read the articles below for our latest updates.

Don’t forget to make an SEISS claim by 13 July!
Individuals eligible for the first Self-Employment Income Support (SEISS) grant must submit their claim by 13 July 2020. The first round of SEISS funding allows self-employed individuals,
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HMRC offers clarity on usual hours calculation for flexible furlough
After some confusion regarding how flexible furlough should be calculated, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has offered new guidance to help employers work out usual working hours.
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Key dates for Coronavirus support schemes
With numerous Government schemes open to businesses and individuals to help deal with the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, there are dozens of key dates to be
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Guidance published on repaying Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme overpayments
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published new guidance detailing how employers can repay Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) grants if they have over-claimed and therefore received
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Coronavirus grants to businesses, employers and individuals are taxable
We are reminding businesses, employers, employees and self-employed individuals that grants from the various Government schemes to provide support during the Coronavirus outbreak are taxable in the
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Employees returning from parental leave continue to be eligible for furlough scheme
Employees returning from statutory maternity and paternity leave in the next few months will remain eligible for furlough through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Since 10
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Whistleblowers make almost 2,000 allegations of furlough fraud
Figures show that almost 2,000 allegations of furlough fraud have been made by whistleblowers against employers, with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) expected to impose steep penalties
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Guidance on exceptional circumstances for higher rate SDLT refunds updated
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) guidance that sets out the exceptional circumstances allowing homeowners to claim higher rate Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) refunds beyond the usual
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Trade Credit Insurance backed by £10 billion guarantee
The Government will provide up to £10 billion of guarantees to Trade Credit Insurance schemes for business-to-business transactions. The spending commitment, known as the Trade Credit Reinsurance
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VAT deferral refund available
Taxpayers that wished to defer VAT payments, but did not cancel their Direct Debits in time can claim a refund, according to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
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Government delays VAT Reverse Charge
The Government has announced that the controversial VAT Reverse Charge rules for the construction sector will be delayed until 1 March 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 
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Further clarification issued on eligibility for second round of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued further details of eligibility for the second round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), which will provide taxable grants
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