COVID-19 Business Support Hub

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Please read the articles below for our latest updates.

New legislation introduced to protect redundancy pay of furloughed workers
The Government has announced that from 31 July 2020 any furloughed worker that is made redundant will receive a payment
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Paying for COVID-19: Government begins exploring tax take back
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has commissioned the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to undertake a review into how Capital Gains
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Government confirms the next steps for the digitisation of taxation
The Treasury has released new details on the next steps it intends to take as part of its long-term tax
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Upcoming key dates for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
In the next few weeks, employers may need to submit additional information or change the way they manage their Coronavirus
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Government confirms Job Retention Bonus of £1,000
During the Summer Economic Update, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his Plan for Jobs, which included a new incentive for
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Coronavirus apprenticeships guidance updated
Updated guidance from the Department for Education on apprenticeships during the Coronavirus crisis has been published and contains a number
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Download our updated Coronavirus Support grids
Following the Chancellor’s Summer Economic Update on Wednesday 8 July, we have comprehensively updated our Coronavirus Support Grid and our
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HM Revenue & Customs updates Self-Employment Income Support Scheme guidance
Ahead of the second round of funding for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opening for applications on 17 August,
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Reminder: Deferral of second payment on account
Those facing financial difficulty as a result of COVID-19 are being reminded that they can defer their second 2019/20 self-assessment
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HM Revenue & Customs confirms first arrest in connection with furlough fraud
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed that a 57-year-old man from Solihull in the West Midlands was arrested on
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Government publishes detailed guidance on SDLT holiday
During his Plan for Jobs announcement, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a temporary eight-month cut in Stamp Duty Land Tax
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Download our Coronavirus support for business timeline
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK, the Government has announced numerous schemes to support employers and
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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
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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 &
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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
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