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UK Start-Up Boom

Increase in Registered Companies Indicates a UK Wide Start-Up Boom The largest start-up boom in the UK for the past decade has been one of the unexpected results of the coronavirus pandemic.  New businesses have been created in response to necessity, the changes to work and lifestyle, and the opportunity many have had to reassess

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Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Winding Down: Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021 while simultaneously being wound down.  The level of grant available to employers under the scheme stayed the same until 30 June 2021 but has now started to reduce. Furlough The Job Retention Scheme, known

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Extended Loss Carry Back

Extended Loss Carry Back – help for businesses In an effort to provide further aid for businesses struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, the government has extended the period in which trading losses can be carried back for tax relief purposes. The Extended Loss Carry Back measure announced at Budget 2021 allows businesses to make claims

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Deferred VAT

Deferred VAT Deadline Looms Businesses that deferred their VAT payments last year have less than a month left to join an online payment scheme.  Payments deferred from the early stages of the pandemic which remain outstanding need to be paid by the end of June in order to avoid penalties.  To benefit from further deferral,

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COVID-19 Litigation

COVID-19 litigation surge awaits UK companies A surge in contract disputes and employment-related litigation may be about to hit UK companies, according to Insurance broker Gallagher.  Possible allegations include workplace-related safety violations and negligence, as well as unfair dismissal and discrimination following job losses. The survey, which was conducted last month by 3Gem on behalf

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Off-Payroll Working IR35

Changes to off-payroll working (IR35) rules The new off-payroll working (IR35) rules came into force on the 6 April 2021.  Though payments relating to work or payments made before 6 April 2021 are not affected, the new rules need to be considered for all payments made on or after 6 April 2021, for work carried

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US Stimulus Package

Biden’s $1.9tn stimulus set to boost global economy President Biden’s Covid-19 Relief Bill has been sold as a tool to boost the US recovery, but the wider world will also welcome the stimulus package.  We know that when America sneezes the world catches a cold, and America has indeed been sick.  However, the hope is

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UK Budget 2021

UK Budget 2021: A summary of key announcements Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced his Spring 2021 Budget promising further support for Covid-hit businesses and workers.  As well as supporting and boosting industries ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, the announcement also looked ahead to the difficult process of repairing the public finances. At a Glance  

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Working From Home

Tax relief for working from home Working from home has become the new normal for much of the UK workforce.  During the first national lockdown in 2020, the Office for National Statistics recorded that nearly half of those in employment (46.6%[i]) performed some work at home.  Not all of that group will necessarily be aware

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Covid Leadership

Knee Jerk v Big Picture I don’t think I’m the first person to suggest we are living in ‘interesting’ times. What has been described as an old Chinese Curse, has sadly become a daily challenge. After almost a year of the Covid Pandemic around the globe every life has been touched, some more than others.

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