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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

Temporary reduction in Stamp Duty Land Tax

In the Chancellor’s Summer Statement, Rishi Sunak announced a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday to take effect from 8 July until 31 March 2021 in England and Northern Ireland in an attempt to boost the property market. The changes mean that for people buying their main home (in England and NI) where the value… Read More

Deferral of 31 July 2020 Payment on Account

Under the Government’s time to pay measures introduced in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, HMRC advised that anyone struggling to pay the July 2020 payment on account could defer payment until 31 January 2021. HMRC have confirmed that their IT system has been updated so that deferred payments don’t incur any late payment interest… Read More

Headlines from the Chancellor’s Summer Statement

There has been much rumour leading up to this week of a possible emergency Budget and of us seeing widespread tax raising measures being put in place to start to pay for the Covid-19 support package.  That hasn’t happened.  The Chancellor remains committed to an annual autumn Budget and obviously wants to see how the… Read More

More time to file accounts and other information

On 25 June 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 received royal assent. Some of the measures in the Act came into effect immediately on Friday 26 June. Other measures came into effect on Saturday 27 June when the secondary legislation came into force. The measures introduced by the Act will relieve the burden on… 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

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Phase 2 Begins 1 July

Now that HMRC’s guidance has been published on how the rules of CJRS Phase 2 are going to work, it is worth updating this blog to add some of the detail. The new measures should aid the gradual return to work of many employees who have been furloughed under phase 1 of the CJRS.  Crucially,… Read More

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

This scheme was originally announced in the March Budget and was part of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s early package of support measures for businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Employers, with fewer than 250 employees can apply to HMRC to recover the costs of paying coronavirus related SSP, through a new online service which HMRC are… Read More

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Furlough Period Extended

Tuesday 12 May: In response to concerns of a cliff edge effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ceasing at the end of June, the Chancellor has announced an extension of the scheme to the end of October 2020. The existing scheme will now run until the end of July and a new scheme is… Read More

New Mindshop Online Course – Personal Resilience

Build your resilience and assist others to strengthen theirs with this new online Mindshop course from Dafferns Resilience can generally be defined as ‘bouncing back from adversity’ but also includes being more ‘bullet proof’ in the first place. When facing a challenge, resilience enables you to manage emotions and create positive self-talk to help successfully… Read More

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