Relief for homeworking expenses post Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic forced large numbers of employees to work from home for the first time. Having made the transition to home working, post pandemic, many employees have continued to work from home some or all of the time. Due to this the Government have brought in some changes to...

Reporting Covid-19 Support Payments on your tax return

If you are self-employed and you received Covid-19 support payments during the pandemic, you may need to report these on your self-assessment tax return. If you are an employee and you were furloughed and received furlough grants under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, these were liable to tax under PAYE and...

Further grants for the self-employed

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has provided grant support for self-employed individuals whose business has been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. An extension to the scheme was announced at the time of the 2021 Budget. As a result, it will continue to provide support until September 2021. Three grants...

More time to pay back deferred VAT and tax

At the start of the pandemic, VAT registered businesses were given the option of deferring payment of any VAT that fell due in the period from 20 March 2020 to 30 June 2020. Self-assessment taxpayers were also given the option of delaying their second payment on account for 2019/20, which...

SEISS extended again

The Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) was launched to provide help for self-employed people whose businesses were adversely affected by Coronavirus. The second payment under the scheme, which was payable from mid-August, was due to be the final payment under the scheme. However, as cases continue to rise and many...

Latest measures to support jobs

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that England would enter a national lockdown from 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which was due to come to an end on 31 October 2020, has been extended for a month and will continue to be available from...

Maintaining your NIC contributions record during Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that many people will suffer a reduction in income in 2020/21. Not all individuals are eligible for support under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or the Self-Employment Income Support scheme, and those who are eligible for the grants will not generally receive their full pay. Where...

SEISS: Self Employed Can Benefit From Second Stage Grant

Claiming the second grant under the SEISS Claims for the second grant under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) can be made from 17 August 2020 onwards. Who can claim? A self-employed individual or member of a partnership who meets the eligibility criteria and whose business has been adversely affected by Coronavirus on...

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