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Further revisions to the Job Support Scheme

With more regions entering tiers 2 and 3 Covid-19 restrictions, further revisions to the Job Support Scheme have been announced The existing Furlough Scheme ends on 31 October and the Job Support Scheme announced last month has been completely revised before it even started Employees would have had to work at least one third of their… Read More

Support for businesses forced to shut

Just a fortnight after announcing the new Job Support Scheme, the Government confirmed on 9 October that they will be providing further support for employees who work for UK businesses forced to shut by law because of coronavirus restrictions. The new 67% additional support scheme This latest scheme aims to protect jobs and enable businesses… Read More

Changes to Coronavirus Business Loans

With new CBILS applications set to close on 30 September 2020, the Government have announced a number of changes to support UK businesses though the second wave.   Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme lenders will now be able to extend the length of loans from the current maximum of 6 years to 10 years. Businesses… Read More

Job Support Scheme

Announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 24 September, the Job Support Scheme will run for six months from 1 November and will top up salaries in firms which can’t afford to pay employees their normal full-time hours UPDATE: This scheme has been replaced before it was even launched To be eligible, employees must work for… Read More

Dafferns are hiring – Join the Dafferns team

Dafferns are hiring and we are looking to recruit a number of positions across the firm in the Corporate, Small Business and Tax teams At whatever stage you may be in your career, we always welcome contact with high calibre, ambitious talented professionals. Do you have a professional approach, excellent eye for detail, outstanding communication… Read More

Employment Allowance and the CJRS

Good news and common sense has prevailed. HMRC have now confirmed that employers can save their Employment Allowance for later and use it after the CJRS grant has ceased to be available There has been a huge amount of uncertainty, concern and discussion about how Employment Allowance (EA) is intended to interact with the Coronavirus… Read More

MTD – an updated roadmap from HMRC

New draft legislation to extend Making Tax Digital was revealed by the Government on 21 July. What was announced? April 2021: the MTD for VAT ‘soft landing’ period ends: digital links must be in place for all VAT quarters beginning on or after 1 April 2021. April 2022: MTD for VAT will apply to all… Read More

Dafferns Business Confidence Survey Summer 2020

What has been the impact on your business? As the UK comes towards the end of the third month of the Covid-19 lockdown, most businesses are putting in place plans for returning to some form of normality. We would appreciate your thoughts and views on how the Covid-19 crisis has impacted your business and your… Read More

Survive, Pivot, Adapt, Thrive Webinar 2 – Pivot/Adapt in your business and role as a leader in 2020

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The Brexit trade deal negotiations

Do you remember the good old days? Only a few months ago, when Brexit negotiations dominated the news agenda, when Theresa May brought her Withdrawal Bill back to Parliament three times, when Teresa May was Prime Minister even and when every vote – in the Commons was crucial? The UK officially left the EU on… Read More

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