Posts Tagged: coronavirus

New Recovery Loans Scheme 2021!

(1 Minute Read) Plans for a new loan scheme for small businesses up to £10m… What is it? A new taxpayer-funded loan scheme is being drawn up by the Treasury. The new scheme will be aimed at increasing small business lending to help recovery from the pandemic. The new scheme is set to replace the… Read more »

Furlough Over Christmas!

(2 Minute Read) Furlough claims over the Christmas holidays… Can I use furlough for holiday leave? Furlough, or the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), can only be used if an employer can’t keep their normal workforce because of Covid-19. You can’t furlough an employee just for their holidays. However, if an employee is flexibly furloughed… Read more »

Concessions from HMRC

(4 Minute Read) Here are the concessions HMRC has made during COVID-19. Self-Assessment Tax Returns for the 2018/2019 year which are filed more than three months late will not be subject to daily penalties, however, all other filing penalties will be charged, unless you can show a reasonable excuse. If the 2018/2019 Tax Return was… Read more »

Tax Changes to Private Residence Relief

(2 Minute Read) Find out about HMRC’s changes to Private Residence Relief. What’s changing? Until 5th April 2020, where a home was transferred between spouses, the recipient inherited the spouse’s ownership history, but only as long as the property was the transferring spouse’s only or main residence at the time of transfer. This would mean… Read more »

Have a Virtual Office Party on the Taxman.

(2 Minute Read) Find out how you can still have your office party at the taxman’s Expense! What are the normal rules? The event must be primarily for entertaining staff and must be open to all staff. If you have multiple locations it must be open to all staff in that location. The total cost… Read more »

Coronavirus Cash Pot

(4 Minute Read) Claim your fair share before it’s too late! Employers and Employees A. Working From Home Working from home. Employees may have to work from home due to the Coronavirus. Any additional costs which arise because of this can either be reimbursed by the employer, or tax relief can be claimed directly from… Read more »

Working From Home Tax Refund

Find out how you could get a tax refund whilst working from home. How much can I get? Where these conditions are met, the employee can receive up to £6 per week from their employer without having to provide supporting evidence for the cost. The costs covered by these payments include the extra cost of:… Read more »

Expanded Coronavirus Help

Find out about the expanded Coronavirus help. Job Support Scheme Changes The Chancellor has recently announced an expansion to the help that businesses can claim under the Job Support Scheme. The announcement stated that when a business is forced to close due to local or national restrictions, the Government will pay 67% of the employees’… Read more »

Local Lockdown Cash Grant

Find out about the cash grant for businesses affected by local lockdowns.     What is it?   The government has announced several local lockdowns, during which some businesses have to close their doors. To help these businesses, and to protect jobs, the Government has announced a new cash grant. You will only be eligible… Read more »

Posh Log Cabin → Office → Business Expense?

Find out whether your garden office could be a business expense.     What is it? Working from home has been the dream for countless people across the country, and because of Covid-19 they have been doing, though not quite in the manner many expected. If Covid-19 continues and more people are working from home,… Read more »