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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.

Let us rise out of lockdown

Date: 4th June 2020

It is still early days, but the first steps have been taken for us to emerge out of lockdown. This is a perfect opportunity for us to reflect on the two types of categories business have fallen into during lockdown: Thrivers and Survivors.

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National Insurance numbers

Date: 3rd June 2020

If you have lost or forgotten your National Insurance number you should try and locate the number on paperwork such as your tax return, payslip or P60. You can also login to your personal tax account to view, download, print, save or share a letter

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Changes to CJRS – Employer costs

Date: 3rd June 2020

HMRC’s guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been updated a number of times as the workings of the scheme evolve. The most recent update, on 29 May 2020, followed an announcement by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak.

The Chancellor

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Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Date: 3rd June 2020

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme allows small and medium-sized businesses and employers to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid for sickness absence due to COVID-19. The online service to reclaim SSP launched on 26 May 2020.

The

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New code of practice for High Street businesses and their landlords

Date: 3rd June 2020

The government has announced that a new code of practice is to be published for High Street businesses and their landlords to help provide clarity and reassurance over rent payments. A new working group has been setup with leading businesses and

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Eligible for extended self-employed scheme?

Date: 3rd June 2020

The Chancellor has confirmed that the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is to be extended for a final three-month period to 31 August 2020. The maximum grant for the final 3 months of the scheme will be based on 70% of eligible earnings

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CJRS closure to new entrants

Date: 3rd June 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is open to all UK employers to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis.

The CJRS will close to

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Certain retail outlets given green-light to re-open

Date: 3rd June 2020

The government has started the slow process of reopening selected businesses as we continue to face restrictions in almost all aspects of daily life. The reopening of retail outlets reflects the acceptance that life for the foreseeable future will

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Intellectual Property Office service changes

Date: 3rd June 2020

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright. The IPO buildings are currently closed but the majority of services

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Bounce-back economy

Date: 3rd June 2020

Recent statistics published by HM Treasury confirm that £22bn of Bounce-Back Loans have been taken up by 700,000 small businesses across the UK. That is an average loan of approximately £31,000 per business.

As these loans are limited to

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