Coronavirus

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 restrictions (Local COVID alert levels: High or Very High) may be...

The government will replace the national lockdown on Wednesday 2 December with a regionally differentiated approach, where different tiers of restrictions apply in different parts of the country. These tiers will be strengthened compared to the previous tiers in order to prevent a return to growing...

HMRC has issued guidance on paying deferred VAT. 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...

HMRC has issued guidance on the third SEISS grant and specifically how trading conditions affect eligibility. To be able to claim for the third grant, you must either: be currently trading but are impacted by reduced demand due to coronavirus have been trading but are temporarily...

The CJRS has been extended to 31‌‌‌ ‌March 2021 for all parts of the UK and HMRC has updated its guidance. From 1‌‌‌ ‌November the Government will pay 80% of employees’ usual wages for the hours not worked, up to a cap of £2,500 per month....

The government’s plan for managing COVID-19 through the end of 2020 and into the start of 2021 was released 23 November. It outlines: A route back to normality Controlling the virus Protecting the NHS and the vulnerable Keeping education and the economy going See here for details....

A joint statement on UK-wide Christmas arrangements from the UK Government and Devolved Administrations has been published outlining UK wide arrangements for Christmas. They have agreed that: Travel restrictions across the four administrations and between tiers will be lifted to provide a window for households to...

In his recent spending review Rishi Sunak said the "economic emergency" caused by Covid-19 has only just begun, as he warned the virus would mean lasting damage to growth and jobs. Official forecasts now predict the biggest economic decline in 300 years. The UK economy is expected...

The Government has issued Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures and the financial support available. The guidance covers: Stay at home Staying safe outside the home (Social Distancing) Meeting with family and friends Businesses and...

Approximately 11 million self-assessment taxpayers will be able to benefit from a separate additional 12-month extension from HMRC on the “Time to Pay” self-service facility, meaning payments deferred from July 2020, and those due in January 2021, will now not need to be paid until...