Coronavirus

The reduced 5% rate of VAT for goods and services supplied by the tourism and hospitality sector has been extended to 30 September 2021. To help support businesses further there will be a transitional rate of 12.5% from 1 October to 31 March 2022 with the...

The furlough scheme will continue in its current form until 30 June 2021, furloughed workers will continue to receive up to 80% of their wages for the hours not worked. From 1 July 2021, employers will contribute towards the costs of unworked hours, starting with 10%...

  Businesses that deferred VAT payments last year can join the new scheme to pay it in smaller monthly instalments.   If you deferred VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make, you can:   Pay the deferred amount in...

The government has extended a ban on evictions of commercial property tenants until the end of March 2021, in a move that will be welcomed by struggling restaurant owners and retailers. A moratorium on business evictions was introduced earlier this year to help businesses ride out...

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Open)) supports businesses that have been severely impacted due to temporary local restrictions. Businesses that have not had to close, but which have been severely impacted due to local tier 2 or tier 3 restrictions, may be eligible for LRSG...

If you deferred VAT between 20 March and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make, you can: pay the deferred VAT in full on or before 31 March 2021 opt into the VAT deferral new payment scheme when it launches in 2021 contact...