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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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UK Foreign Direct Investment

UK 2nd in the world for foreign direct investment according to UN report Global flows of foreign direct investment have been severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic but the UK is amongst those nations leading the way back. In 2020 foreign direct investment (FDI) fell by one third to $1 trillion, well below the low

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Employees Working Abroad

National Insurance Contributions for Employees Working Abroad UK businesses whose employees are working abroad may now apply to HMRC to find out if they need to continue paying National Insurance Contributions.  The service was updated in January 2021 and applies if you’re sending one or more employees to work temporarily in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland,

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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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National Insurance contributions relief

National Insurance contributions relief for employers who hire veterans From April 2022 onwards, employers will be able to apply for National Insurance contributions relief if they hire veterans.  The relief will be available in real time through PAYE for 12 consecutive months from the veteran’s first day of civilian employment. This zero-rate can be applied

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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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Global Business Tax

Biden’s global business tax plan President Joe Biden’s plan for a 21 per cent minimum global business tax rate has been met with resistance from the UK chancellor Rishi Sunak.  Though there is considerable opposition pressure on the chancellor to endorse the US plan, Sunak said he would consider a global minimum levy only as

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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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