Virtual Christmas party counts towards annual function exemption

Virtual Christmas party counts towards annual function exemption

Employers may be considering how they can celebrate the upcoming festive period, since a traditional office Christmas party is out of bounds. Moving merriments ‘online’ is one way to ensure that you can all still get together, safely. An online

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CJRS extended as Government detail recovery roadmap

CJRS extended as Government detail recovery roadmap

On 12 May, the Chancellor confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will remain open until the end of October. The announcement follows Boris Johnson’s speech outlining the Government’s response to the next phase of the pandemic. In essence,

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Furlough eligibility cut-off date extended to 19 March

Furlough eligibility cut-off date extended to 19 March

Yesterday, the government confirmed that it has altered the cut-off date determining eligibility for furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), from 28 February to 19 March, meaning 200,000 more people will benefit. Under the scheme, employers can claim

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – What does it mean for employers?

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – What does it mean for employers?

On Friday 20 March, the UK government announced the creation of the ‘Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’. The scheme is the latest addition to its ‘temporary, timely and targeted’ package of measures to support businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Under the

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Ready to make resolutions for the new tax year?

new tax year resolutions

The end of the current tax year is only just over a week away. Therefore, it’s time to examine your present situation and identify potential tax-saving opportunities for the next. Failing to act at all could result in you paying

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Turkey, tinsel and tax-efficient gift-giving

Turkey, tinsel and tax-efficient gift-giving

During the season of good-will, many employers like to throw a festive party or give staff a token of thanks. Whilst this is always a great way to boost morale and celebrate another year done, it pays to keep your

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How you pay HMRC is set to change

Due to a decline in demand for the service, from 15 December 2017 it will no longer be possible to make Tax/NIC payments at the Post Office via the Transcash system. Ultimately, HMRC would like to see everyone move to

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