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Customs changes from 1 January 2021

Most smaller businesses will not have the resources to train and employ their own customs clearance staff in which case you may have to consider using a customs agent or broker. We have reproduced the advice on the GOV.UK website on this critical issue below. If you do import or export goods from and to …

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Tax Diary December 2020/January 2021

1 December 2020 – Due date for Corporation Tax payable for the year ended 28 February 2020. 19 December 2020 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 December 2020. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 December 2020) 19 December 2020 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly …

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Employers note increase in National Living Wage

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, confirmed a small increase in the National Living Wage rates from April 2021. Employers will need to diarise these increases otherwise they may break their obligation to pay these rates and risk penalties. The increase in the NLW will mean that low-paid workers’ incomes rise broadly in line with predicted wage …

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Are you ready for 1 January 2021?

When we awake to the new year we will no longer be in transition; we will be out of the EU and will have to cope with a wide range of regulatory changes if we buy or sell goods or services to EU suppliers and customers. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy recently …

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Furlough claims from 1 November 2020

If you are making claims under the extended furlough scheme from 1 November 2020 you need to be aware of changes in the claims process. Perhaps the most significant is that claims need to be registered within 14 days of the relevant period end. In their revised guidance on this topic HMRC say: You can …

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Are you eligible for further self-employed grants?

Two quarterly grants have been paid to UK self-employed traders that qualify for the Self- Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS). These covered the periods up to 31 October 2020. The Chancellor has announced that two further quarterly payments will be made. Traders will still need to qualify for the payments and in particular: Have been …

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Current businesses subject to lock-down

We have reproduced below a list of businesses which must close during the period 5 November to 2 December 2020. Business based in England and required to close To reduce social contact, the regulations require some businesses to close and impose restrictions on how some businesses provide goods and services. These include: Non-essential retail, such …

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Are you eligible for Universal Credit?

What to do if you are placed in a financial position where you do not have sufficient income to meet your monthly outgoings and you are unable to find work to plug the gap. The main government assistance for those who find themselves in this position is to register for Universal Credits. The following notes …

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Government financial support extended

Government financial support for UK businesses affected by the COVID pandemic have been extended in the past week. Thankfully, relief for employees of affected companies and the self-employed have been announced in tandem. A short summary of the main changes follows: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) This furlough scheme will now be extended until the …

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Get ready for end of EU transition period

Government have recently promoted their online webinars that aim to support businesses who will be affected by the end of the EU exit transition period, 31 December 2020. Here’s what the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial activity have to say: Over 3,000 people have attended government webinars to help them get ready for the …

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Are you making the most of your accounts data?

Many of us have taken the step from manual to digital accounting systems. But are you making the most of features provided? Without a doubt, accounts software offers a wealth of reports many of which will likely be of limited use to businesses, however, many will be of use. There is a temptation to stick …

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