Extension of Government funding schemes

Extension of Government funding schemes

Government funding became a lifeline for many business-owners during COVID-19. However, even beyond times of economic crises, Government schemes and funding initiatives remain an important source of support for SMEs and growing businesses. In recent weeks, HM Revenue & Customs

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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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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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SMEs priorities shift as they look past pandemic

SMEs priorities shift as they look past pandemic

As some semblance of ‘normality’ begins to return post-pandemic, SMEs priorities are shifting in line with this. This is according to research conducted by the UK200 Group and its members, of which we are one, in April 2021. When surveyed

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Tax Day 2021; What can we expect?

Tax Day 2021; What can we expect?

Just weeks after the Chancellor’s Spring Budget, the Treasury will hold what is being dubbed ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March. A raft of consultations which relate to tax policy, but that do not impact upon Government finances, will be released

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