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There is a wide range of financial support available under the Government’s economic rescue package, but it can be difficult to identify the measures most relevant for your specific circumstances. Ward Williams provide a simple overview of the most common financial issues arising for businesses and individuals affected by COVID-19. For further information please get in touch wi ...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced approved additional funding for cash grants to support businesses required to close in England due to the lockdown. Those businesses affected will be eligible for the following: For properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under, grants to be £1,334 per month, or £667 per two weeks For properties with a rateable value of between £ ...

Updated 17th November 2020 The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Guidance has just been updated with an important change. For claim periods starting on or after 1 December 2020, an employer cannot claim for any days on or after 1 December 2020 during which the employee was serving a contractual or statutory notice period for the employer (this also includes people serving noti ...

Charity law requires trustees to report serious incidents to their regulator as they arise. To assist trustees in determining what matters need to be reported at the current time, CCEW has produced a series of supplementary examples to its existing guidance that consider how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts upon the reporting obligation. Key things to consider include: closing ...

HMRC has received more than 54,800 claims from taxpayers using a new online portal which allows workers to claim tax relief for working at home. From 6 April 2020, employers have been able to pay employees up to £6 a week tax-free to cover additional costs if they have had to work from home. Launched on 1 October 2020, the online portal has been set up to process tax relief o ...

Updated 5th November 2020 The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension provides financial support to the self-employed in the form of two grants, each available for three month periods covering 1 November 2020 to 31 January 2021 and 1 February 2021 to 30 April 2021. Who can claim To be eligible for the Grant Extension self-employed individuals (including members ...

2020 has been a year like no other in living memory, with the coronavirus pandemic having had an extraordinary impact in the UK and across the world. Just as things seemed to be returning to something resembling normality, a series of local lockdowns, more restrictions on socialising, a call to work from home if you can, reimposed quarantine requirements for those arriving from ...

Originally due to end on 31 October, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will now remain open until 31 March 2021. The scheme had already been extended to December 2020 following the announcement of a new national lockdown for England. For claim periods running ‘through to January 2021’ (so we assume that means all of November and December at least and most probably Ja ...

Given recent events, there has been a significant increase in people looking at making tax relief claims due to the additional costs incurred for working from home. Previously (prior to the current tax year), employers could pay their employees a home working allowance of £4/week tax free. If employers did not make such a payment, the taxpayer could make a tax relief claim fo ...

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension provides financial support to the self-employed in the form of two grants, each available for three month periods covering 1 November 2020 to 31 January 2021 and 1 February 2021 to 30 April 2021. Who can claim To be eligible for the Grant Extension self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships), must: ...