The original plan for the scheme would have meant employers paying one third of their employees’ wages for their hours not worked, as well as normal wages for the time actually worked, making the overall cost of retaining staff on part-time hours prohibitive for many businesses. The changes announced should bring more flexibility to the JSS and reduce costs to employers for em ...
Actions to consider now in preparation for new border controls
Businesses are able to get a personalised summary of the actions they need to take in preparation for new border controls in 2021 at gov.uk/transition. This will assist in : Being ready for new customs procedures for imports and exports Checking if you need a visa or work permit for travel to the EU Preparation for the new immigration system Ensuring you can continue to ...
Self Assessment – Time to Pay Arrangements
Under government announcements, a taxpayer had the option to defer their second payment on account for 2019/20 if they were: registered in the UK for self assessment and; finding it difficult to make that payment by 31 July 2020 due to the impact of coronavirus. The deferred 31 July 2020 payment on account can be paid in full any time up to 31 January 2021. No interest c ...
House sales rise following the introduction of stamp duty holiday
The government has announced that residential property transactions rose 15.6% in August following the introduction of a stamp duty holiday. The government has announced: a rise in sales supports nearly three quarters of a million jobs in the sector – with new homeowners also spending extra cash on decorating, furniture and appliances a 30% boost in output in July for the ...
Jobs Support Scheme Extended
Updated 9th October 2020 Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an extension to the Jobs Support Scheme, which is due to begin on 1 November 2020. The government recently announced how the Jobs Support Scheme would contribute 1/3rd of the shortfall of wages (capped at £697.72pm) for employees who were working reduced hours, but working at least 33% of their normal (pre-furlough ...
Ward Williams was much more sympathetic to my circumstances. There was much more opportunity for me to ask for help when needed, and there was far less jargon in the information that they sent me.Clare Francis - Probate Client
Probate can be a very detailed procedure, as I knew from personal experience. But Ward Williams made the whole thing less daunting. They were very reassuring and clear about everything. Keeping us informed and letting us know we could ask for advice whenever we wanted.Sam Crossby - Probate Client
When taking on my fathers probate, the solicitor didn't explain that there were a number of things we could have done ourselves; in contrast, Ward Williams were clear from the start about the different options available to us and the associated costs of these options.Clare Francis - Probate Client
We felt we were always able to ask questions that we had or pop in for a meeting. We felt well looked after all the way through and it was very comforting to know that we had a professional firm to take the anxiety out of the process for us.Sam Crossby - Probate Client
The relationship in dealing with my parents tax has come to an end but the fact we are going to ask them to handle the trust speaks volumes about how we feel they dealt with the probate.Clare Francis - Probate Client
Ward Williams simply told us that they could provide the service, explaining what they could do if we wanted them to. Their approach was far more human, and much more appropriate to the circumstances.Sam Crossby - Probate Client
Personal relationships count for a lot in these circumstances and our relationship with Ward Williams is excellent.Clare Francis - Probate Client
Ward Williams were financial advisers to both parents and after my father died they continued to look after my mother's financial affairs. Because of that good understanding we felt they would be best placed to provide the expertise needed to see probate through and would handle everything in-house. The long-term relationship meant that we already had a high level of trust in them.Sam Crossby - Probate Client