SEISS Grant Extension

SEISS Grant Extension

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension  Following the new Job Support Scheme, the British Government want to ensure that they are providing the same level of support to self-employed individuals as is being provided to employees. As such, they have...

Make sure the only thing scary about this Halloween are the trick or treaters! This Halloween, 31st October 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will come to an end.  We summarise what we know so far about the Job Support Scheme which takes its place from the...
UK Government Start A Ban on Plastic Straws, Stirrers and Cotton Buds

UK Government Start A Ban on Plastic Straws, Stirrers and Cotton Buds

The ban on supplying plastic straws and stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds has come into force in England today (Thursday 1 October), marking yet another major step in the Government’s fight against single-use plastic waste to protect our environment and clean...
3.3m sole traders to have ‘no pension by 2028’

3.3m sole traders to have ‘no pension by 2028’

More than three million self-employed people could be left without a pension in the next 10 years, according to a recent report. The warning came from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE). It made the claim based on the growth of...
Open Banking and how this impacts Xero

Open Banking and how this impacts Xero

New EU standards, due to take effect from 14 September 2019, will change the way some banks connect to Xero. To comply with the new requirements, many of Xero’s bank feeds will be replaced by new direct feeds using Open Banking. What is Open Banking? Open Banking...
IR35 reforms to affect the private sector

IR35 reforms to affect the private sector

Changes to the legislation may have a wide reaching effect IR35 is legislation to combat off-payroll working for those whom HMRC deem to have the hallmarks of employment. The Chancellor confirmed in the budget that its remit, already been introduced for the public...