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New legislation introduced to protect redundancy pay of furloughed workers - July 30, 2020
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The Government has announced that from 31 July 2020 any furloughed worker that is made redundant will receive a payment based on their normal wage rather than the reduced rate of pay they may have received…
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Government confirms Job Retention Bonus of £1,000 - July 23, 2020
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During the Summer Economic Update, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his Plan for Jobs, which included a new incentive for users of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to keep furloughed workers…
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Upcoming key dates for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - July 23, 2020
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In the next few weeks, employers may need to submit additional information or change the way they manage their Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims. To help you prepare, here are some key dates…
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Paying for COVID-19: Government begins exploring tax take back - July 23, 2020
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The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has commissioned the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to undertake a review into how Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is paid by small businesses and individuals. It is estimated…
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Government confirms the next steps for the digitisation of taxation - July 23, 2020
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The Treasury has released new details on the next steps it intends to take as part of its long-term tax digitisation plan. Its timeline for a modernised digital tax system will see HM Revenue & Customs’…
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Guidance on hospitality and tourism VAT cut published - July 10, 2020
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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published guidance on temporary cuts to the rate of VAT from 20 per cent to five per cent from Wednesday 15 July 2020 to 12 January 2021 for certain goods and services…
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Details of ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme confirmed - July 10, 2020
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The Government has now confirmed details of the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme, announced by the Chancellor at his Summer Economic Update on Wednesday 8 July. The scheme covers the cost to restaurants,…
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Summer Statement - July 8, 2020
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When the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivered his Spring Budget on 11 March to the packed benches of the House of Commons, the hope was that the economic impact of the Coronavirus outbreak would be ‘V-shaped’,…
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HMRC offers clarity on usual hours calculation for flexible furlough - July 3, 2020
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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.  In its initial…
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Coronavirus grants to businesses, employers and individuals are taxable - June 29, 2020
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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 same…
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HM Revenue & Customs publishes Job Retention Bonus guidance

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published guidance setting out how the Job …
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HM Revenue & Customs sets out details of penalties for breaches of furlough and self-employment scheme rules

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has set out full details of the penalties that …
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