Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to close

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to close

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme will terminate on 17 March 2022. The original scheme was launched in May 2020 and closed in September 2021. The scheme enabled small and medium-sized

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Holiday lets: new rules to close tax loophole

Holiday lets: new rules to close tax loophole

The Government has announced the forthcoming introduction of new rules to prevent abuse of a ‘tax loophole’ associated with holiday lets. What is a holiday let? Holiday lets are properties let out, short-term, for the sole purpose of ‘holidaying’. Typically

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Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): Two things employers should know today

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): Two things employers should know today

Employers should be aware of a temporary change to the Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 2021, which took effect on 17 December. The change is part of the Government’s wider response to an increase in the number of cases

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SME employers confident in workforce expansion plans

SME employers confident in workforce expansion plans

Official research has found increasing confidence amongst SME employers, with 26% expecting to increase employee headcount in the coming year. The findings come from the Small Business Survey, carried out by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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CJRS compliance letter: How should I respond?

CJRS compliance letter: How should I respond?

Have you received a CJRS compliance letter, from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)? HMRC are increasingly relying on letters to tackle issues with compliance amongst those who have utilised the various support measures implemented by the Government, during the Coronavirus

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SEISS: HMRC auto-corrects 2020/21 tax returns

SEISS: HMRC auto-corrects 2020/21 tax returns

Where grants claimed under the self-employment income support scheme (SEISS) do not match HMRCs records, it has begun auto-correcting 2020/21 tax returns. HMRC will issue a revised SA302 calculation to both taxpayer and acting agent, capturing the amendment. 2020/21 tax

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SDLT cut creating behind the scenes disruption

SDLT cut creating behind the scenes disruption

During the pandemic, the Chancellor temporarily increased the nil rate band at which Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) became payable. Otherwise referred to as the “Stamp Duty Holiday”, it was hoped this would boost the property and construction industry. Fearing

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