Virtual Christmas Party

By Gary Robinson / December 14, 2020

Due to the coronavirus restrictions, you may be unable to host your usual Christmas Party for your employees. We are pleased to confirm that the annual parties’ exemption (s264 ITEPA03) will apply to the costs associated with virtual parties in the same way that it would for traditionally held parties. Therefore, subject to the normal…

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Furlough Update

By Gary Robinson / September 17, 2021

The CJRS is due to end on 30 September 2021. For claims relating to August and September 2021, the government will pay 60% of wages up to a maximum cap of £1,875 for the hours the employee is on furlough.Claims for September must be submitted by 14 October 2021 and any amendments must be made…

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The importance of Wills

By Gary Robinson / September 10, 2021

If the last year and a half has taught us anything, it is that life is unpredictable. And there is no better time than now to get your affairs in order. Whilst sorting out your Will might be left on your longer term ‘to do’ list, it should not be avoided or delayed – especially…

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September 2021 Newsletter

By Gary Robinson / September 3, 2021

SEPTEMBER IS THE LAST MONTH FOR CJRS “FURLOUGH” GRANTS The Government are pulling the plug on support to employers for furloughed staff at the end of September as they anticipate that the economy will be back to normal by October. The grant claims for employees furloughed in the month of September are 60% of the…

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August Update

By Gary Robinson / August 13, 2021

Strategic challenges in the new normal As we move towards a post-pandemic recovery and the economy begins to stabilise in the next few months, businesses face new challenges and will have to adapt to a new normal. Supply chain issues Supply chains were disrupted as producers and manufacturers shut down during the pandemic. Some businesses…

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Fifth SEISS Grant is Open

By Gary Robinson / August 1, 2021

HMRC has confirmed that applications for the fifth grant for Self Employment Income Support Scheme is now open for online submissions The fifth grant can be claimed if you think that your business profit will be impacted by coronavirus between 1 May 2021 and 30 September 2021.  The scheme closes on 30 September. The application…

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Mobile Employees

By Gary Robinson / July 31, 2021

For income tax, the basic principles from which to start are that an individual who is resident in a country will generally be taxed in that country on their worldwide income, but regardless of residence, an individual who is physically present and working in a country will be liable to tax in that country on…

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Remote Recruitment

By Gary Robinson / July 15, 2021

We have had three national lockdowns, various restrictions remain in place, and many forced to work from home for the majority of last year, the workplace has changed dramatically ‘Work’ as we once knew it has become more and more digital, as organisations adopt an increasingly hybrid approach. As a result, recruiters have had to…

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Electric Car Charging

By Gary Robinson / June 28, 2021

A supply of electricity is charged at the standard rate of VAT, other than a supply for domestic use, which is charged at the reduced rate of 5%, and low-level usage in other settings which is ‘deemed’ domestic use, also 5%. Supplies of electricity from charging points, although small amounts, do not meet the conditions…

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HMRC Recovery £1 Bn of Furlough Fraud

By Gary Robinson / June 13, 2021

HMRC is set to recover over £1bn of fraudulent or mistakenly claimed furlough money over the next two years Chief executive at HMRC, Jim Harra predicted that the tax authority looks set to recover over £1bn from fraud related to the covid-19 support schemes over the next two years. At a Public Accounts Committee in…

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Working From Home Tax Relief

By Gary Robinson / May 14, 2021

HMRC is reminding taxpayers to submit tax relief claims for working from home due to coronavirus during 2021/22 via the easy to use online portal So far this tax year more than 550,000 employed workers have already claimed and are benefitting from the tax relief, which pays £6 a week for home workers. If employed…

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