End of the road for Furlough

End of the road for Furlough

As we reach the final days of September, we prepare for the closure of the ground breaking Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The one-of-a-kind scheme launched by Rishi Sunak back in March 2020, has been a lifeline for millions of businesses and employees.   ...
Paying back a false SEISS claim

Paying back a false SEISS claim

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) provided financial support for self-employed individuals who experienced a reduction in profits due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the scheme was subject to a lot of dishonesty; people were claiming SEISS...
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) changes: August 2021

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) changes: August 2021

As national restrictions due to coronavirus have been lifted, from 01 August 2021, the CJRS will become less generous, and employers will be asked to contribute more towards the cost of furloughed employees’ wages. To be eligible, you must continue to pay your...
Limited businesses can now apply for exemption to self-isolation

Limited businesses can now apply for exemption to self-isolation

Throughout the pandemic, the NHS track and trace app has been a fantastic tool to tell people, who have potentially been in contact with coronavirus, that they need to isolate. However, as cases begin to rise due to the easing of social distancing restrictions, more...
Rising inflation – what does that mean for UK businesses?

Rising inflation – what does that mean for UK businesses?

The covid-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of life as we know it. As we are hopefully emerging from the worst of its social impacts, we are now faced with potentially crippling economic effects caused by the proliferating borrowing throughout the pandemic. In this...
Ready for a SEISS Challenge: Information about Penalties and Claims

Ready for a SEISS Challenge: Information about Penalties and Claims

As coronavirus support undergoes HMRC scrutiny, we summarise the checks and possible sanctions the self-employed need to look out for when applying for the latest self-employed income support scheme grant (SEISS). The Treasury has provided HMRC with substantial...