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04 Sep 2020

Kickstart Scheme opens for applications

On 2 September 2020, the government's £2 billion Kickstart Scheme opened for employer applications.

04 Sep 2020

Self Employment Income Support Scheme Grants

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.

04 Sep 2020

Plastic bag tax charge to be doubled and extended to all retailers

The fee for plastic shopping bags in England will be doubled to 10 pence and extended to all shops from April 2021.

04 Sep 2020

More than £30 million lost to pension scams

Over £30 million has been lost to pension scams since 2017, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

04 Sep 2020

Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which take effect from 1 September 2020.

04 Sep 2020

Eat Out to Help Out - over 64 million meals

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.

04 Sep 2020

Self assessment deadlines

Two self assessment deadlines are approaching.

04 Sep 2020

HMRC latest guidance for employers

HMRC has published the latest edition of the Employer Bulletin.

06 Aug 2020

HMRC outlines Job Retention Bonus criteria

HMRC has outlined the eligibility requirements for the Job Retention Bonus.

06 Aug 2020

Treasury sets out next steps for Making Tax Digital

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.

06 Aug 2020

Government announces review of business rates scheme

The government has published a call for evidence on the overhaul of the business rates system that applies in England.

06 Aug 2020

Eat Out to Help Out now up and running

On 1 August, the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme began operating at eateries across the country.

06 Aug 2020

Scottish government cuts LBTT to help home buyers

On 15 July, the Scottish government reduced the rate of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax.

06 Aug 2020

Wales reduces LTT rate

On 27 July, the Welsh government reduced the rate of Land Transaction Tax.

06 Aug 2020

Chancellor asks OTS to review capital gains tax

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has asked the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to carry out a thorough review of capital gains tax.

06 Aug 2020

Overclaimed COVID grants

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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04 Sep 2020

Kickstart Scheme opens for applications

On 2 September 2020, the government's £2 billion Kickstart Scheme opened for employer applications.

04 Sep 2020

Self Employment Income Support Scheme Grants

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.