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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

Growth Spurt May to July 2020: The Survive-Pivot/Adapt-Thrive trilogy!

With the advent of the COVID-19 crisis we pivoted our Business Leader Groups (BLG) model to a series of one-hour monthly webinars. In this challenging period, we stimulated critical discussions required between leaders to share best practice as they navigate through this period of surviving, pivoting/adapting and thriving during the COVID-19 crisis. Topics and strategies… Read More

Survive, Pivot, Adapt, Thrive Webinar 3 – How your business can thrive in 2020

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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

Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning

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Fraud and Cybercrime

We are hearing daily of individuals going above and beyond to raise funds for charities supporting the most in need. Who of us will ever forget the amazing Captain Tom Moore who in his 100th year would not be bowed by the current situation? Sadly, for everyone one of these amazing individuals there are those… Read More

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