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Accountancy, bookkeeping and taxation are fast-moving areas. It is our job to keep up with changes so that you don’t have to! However, from time to time, we do share urgent, important or even entertaining subject matter with you in the form of our blog. Please browse at your leisure, and if there is any issue about which you would like more detail, please do not hesitate to call us today.

Deferring VAT and tax payments

Date: 1st April 2020

As part of the government’s response to assist businesses during the COVID-19 crisis is the offer to defer VAT and self-assessment tax and NIC payments.

VAT

HMRC will not enforce payment of VAT liabilities that fall due between 20 March 2020

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Converting assets into cash in the bank

Date: 1st April 2020

During and after any period when economic activity is depressed, companies that survive the process are those that manage their cashflow effectively.

A number of businesses will be in the fortunate position of heading into the current COVID-19

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Tax Diary April/May 2020

Date: 1st April 2020

1 April 2020 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 30 June 2019.

19 April 2020 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 April 2020. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 April 2020).

19 April 2020 – Filing

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National Minimum Wage compliance in relation to pay advances and loans

Date: 31st March 2020

The government has issued a bulletin providing advice for employers regarding compliance with the National Minimum Wage (NMW) framework, particularly with regard to the effect under that framework of pay advances and loans to workers, in the context

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Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

Date: 27th March 2020

The long-awaited statement from the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak regarding COVID-19 support for the self-employed has been announced. The Chancellor said that the scheme will benefit some 95% of people whose main income source is derived from

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Acas publishes updated coronavirus resources

Date: 26th March 2020

Acas has published updated guidance for employers and employees on the coronavirus (COVID-19). The guidance now covers:

social distancing and vulnerable people
self-isolation and sick pay
what to do if the employer needs to close the

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Coronavirus: government launches online “isolation notes” service

Date: 26th March 2020

Employees who are unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus (COVID-19) can now obtain an “isolation note” through a new online service. The new isolation note, which can be used by employees as evidence of their

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Companies House deadlines and Coronavirus

Date: 25th March 2020

There are automatic late filing penalties which are designed to encourage companies to file their accounts and reports on time. All companies, private and public, large or small, trading or non-trading must send their accounts to Companies

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Please read our emails and news updates

Date: 25th March 2020

The current “lock-down” to slow down the Coronavirus epidemic is a sensible medical response, but a potential disaster for small businesses desperately trying to keep their businesses open and operational.

Since the 10 March, we have had

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Television licence fees for over-75s

Date: 25th March 2020

In a joint statement from the BBC and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport it has been announced that the changes introducing television licence charges for the over-75s has been delayed. These changes had been due to come into

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