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  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...

Are you ready for the introduction of the new way of accounting for VAT in the Building and Construction Industry?   This comes into force with effect from 1 March 2021.   The government had previously announced a delay to the introduction of the domestic reverse charge for the...

You or your employees may be able to claim tax relief for additional household costs if you have to work at home on a regular basis, either for all or part of the week. This includes if you have to work from home due to...

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) provides local councils with grant funding to support closed businesses that do not directly pay business rates as well as businesses that do not have to close but which are impacted. In addition, larger grants can be given than those...

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 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....