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Termination payments: Get the details right, part 1

Sarah Bradford provides an overview of the payments that may be made on the termination of an employment contract and how they should be treated for tax and NI purposes. As the coronavirus job retention scheme starts to wind down, employers are faced with the difficult decision as to which employees they can bring back

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From the Pension Regulator

We’ve been keeping an eye on pensions throughout the crisis, making sure we support employers and savers during this difficult time. Our recently launched advertising campaign reminds employers that while their business might have changed due to COVID-19, their responsibilities towards their staff haven’t. Your clients must continue to assess and put eligible staff into

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Stay safe at work

The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help make sure workplaces are as safe as possible. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has also hosted webinars on working safely during coronavirus. You can also visit the Coronavirus Business Support blog to read examples of how businesses such as Surrey

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Restarting the strike off process

Source –  Companies House From 10 September 2020, we’ll restart the process for companies that have applied for voluntary strike off. From 10 October 2020, we’ll also resume the compulsory strike off process for companies we believe are no longer carrying on business or in operation.  Read more about how Companies House will resume the

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Take action to prepare for 1 January 2021

Source –  Companies House While the government continues to negotiate a free trade agreement with the European Union, there are actions your business can take now to prepare for the end of the transition period after Brexit. You can use the straightforward checker tool at gov.uk/transition to identify the specific steps you need to take to be

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End of VAT payment deferrals period from HMRC

To provide government support during the early stages and peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, HMRC gave businesses the option to defer VAT payments if they were unable to pay on time. They could do this without incurring late payment interest or penalties. Under the scheme, payment of VAT due between 20 March and 30 June

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HMRC updates – how to collect the 1k job retention bonus

3 Aug 2020 source AAT HMRC has published additional information on the new Job Retention Bonus, which provides a bonus to employers who keep on their furloughed employees at least until the end of January 2021. The scheme allows employers to receive a one-off payment of £1,000 for every employee, previously claimed for under Coronavirus job

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HMRC updates: CJRS deadlines, Finance Bill 2020-21

Here are the latest updates from HMRC for week commencing 20 July 2020. Key dates for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) We’re reminding customers about key dates for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and actions they might need to take, to help your business. Key dates Submit your CJRS claim for periods ending

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BREXIT update from the AAT

There are less than six months to go until the UK leaves the EU single market and customs union on 31 December. Having already left the European Union in January (which effectively sealed Brexit), the country has been in a transition period ever since, with the UK continuing tariff-free trade with its continental neighbours. However, that’s all

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Making Tax Digital Announcement from HMRC

On 21 July the Government published a 5 to 10-year vision for tax administration.   This included a future roadmap for Making Tax Digital.     The roadmap provides certainty so that businesses and agents can plan ahead. It allows for lead-times and piloting and does not require action in the near future.   Making

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Companies House to restart the voluntary strike off process

From 10 September 2020, we’ll restart the process for companies that have applied for voluntary strike off. Published 10 July 2020 From:  Companies House In March 2020, we introduced temporary easement measures to suspend voluntary strike off action in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and we’ve reviewed these measures each month. Following our July review, this

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Second SEISS grant explained

To qualify for the second SEISS grant the business must be adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic on or after 14 July 2020. Rebecca Cave from accounting web explores what this will mean in practice. The Chancellor’s announcement on 29 May told us the SEISS would be extended with a second tranche of money available from August.

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