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04 Sep 2020
On 2 September 2020, the government's £2 billion Kickstart Scheme opened for employer applications.
HMRC are inviting those individuals that are self employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus to claim a second grant under the Self Employed Income Support Grant.
The fee for plastic shopping bags in England will be doubled to 10 pence and extended to all shops from April 2021.
Over £30 million has been lost to pension scams since 2017, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which take effect from 1 September 2020.
The government has announced that more than 64 million meals were enjoyed by diners across the country during the government's Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme.
Two self assessment deadlines are approaching.
HMRC has published the latest edition of the Employer Bulletin.
06 Aug 2020
HMRC has outlined the eligibility requirements for the Job Retention Bonus.
On 21 July, the Treasury set out the next steps in its plan to extend Making Tax Digital (MTD) to all businesses and those taxpayers that file self assessment returns.
The government has published a call for evidence on the overhaul of the business rates system that applies in England.
On 1 August, the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme began operating at eateries across the country.
On 15 July, the Scottish government reduced the rate of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax.
On 27 July, the Welsh government reduced the rate of Land Transaction Tax.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has asked the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to carry out a thorough review of capital gains tax.
Taxpayers who have received CJRS or SEISS grants are urged to doublecheck their entitlement as the 90 day period to inform HMRC of any overclaimed amounts is now law.
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Here at Groucott Moor, we understand how unsettling the changing climate is. We want to reassure you that Groucott Moor we are here to advise and support you in any way that we can. Andrew and all the team remain on hand at all times to provide you with support and guidance so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need to.
We would like to reassure you that we are monitoring developments closely and putting in place sensible measures as the Government guidelines continue to be reported.
We would also like to reassure you of our business continuity planning that would enable us to continue to provide a high level of service in the event that our staff have to work remotely.
We have, recently as a firm, embraced and invested in technology to enable operation through the cloud, which includes the use of various technologies and will enable us to continue to provide you with a full service, ‘business as usual’
We have listed below a number of actions we are taking to ensure that we can maintain business as usual:
The health, safety and well-being of employees and clients is of upmost importance to us and we are providing guidance to employees.
Please be aware, that to ensure the safety of clients and themselves, our staff will not be visiting client premises going forward until things change and we have further clear government guidelines to follow. We would now ask that all unnecessary visits to Lombard House are now ceased until further notice .
Should you need to attend Groucott Moor offices you will be asked to sanitize your hands and also asked , if you have had contact with anyone with coronavirus and/or been advised to self-isolate. Again, this would only be as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus.
This is a constantly evolving situation and we want to provide the reassurance that we are taking sensible precautions to minimise the impact on employees and clients, whilst continuing to carry out our business to a high standard.
In the meantime, stay safe, remain vigilant and call on our help when you need it.