HMRC write off £4.3bn in Covid payments lost to fraud

HMRC write off £4.3bn in Covid payments lost to fraud

HMRC are expecting to recover £1 of every £4 stolen from the public purse by fraudsters during the pandemic. In figures published last week a total of £4.3 billion has been written off. This represents c74% of the total £5.8 billion that was stolen from its emergency...
Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure

Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure

Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure The Chancellors autumn budget was released on Wednesday 27 October 2021. Whilst a lot of the budget was known before the official announcement there was a lot more detail released on the day. It remains to be seen how the country...
Spring Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure

Spring Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure

It’s hard to believe Rishi Sunak has only been in office for a little over a year given what the Chancellor has had on his plate over the last 12 months. At lunchtime on 3rd March 2021 he delivered his second budget announcement, the first following the Coronavirus...
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Interruption Loan Scheme Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Interruption Loan Scheme Guidance

Further to our Government Support guide the British Business Bank have now issued their guidance as to eligibility criteria for businesses wishing to access the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) as follows: The British Business Bank qualifying...
Auditors ‘are letting charities down’

Auditors ‘are letting charities down’

The Charity Commission believes some auditors in England and Wales are letting the sector down after around half of charities failed to meet basic benchmarks. The regulator scrutinised 296 charities with various incomes and found that 44% of accounts submitted by...