There are changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from today

From 1‌‌st September 2020 HMRC will now pay 70% of usual wages up to a cap of £2,187.50 per month for the hours furloughed employees do not work.



Its good news for customers and technology providers. The delay will hopefully buy time for many businesses that were looking at MTD compliance only, enabling them to take a breath and review how they approach Phase 2 of MTD.

Business Loan Scheme Changes

The Chanceller has, overnight, announced measures to make it easier for Businesses to get Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans,

  • No longer any need to have aplied for "ordinary" loan first
  • Banks told not to ask for personal guarntees for loans under £250,000

Directors may still be at risk

An update from the Government refers to  an impending change to the current insolvency regime to assist businesses during the ongoing COVID19 outbreak. Whilst he was not specific on the extent of the changes, he did refer to a moratorium on Wrongful Trading against directors. The changes will be applied retrospectively to 1st March 2020 and will be in force for three months.

Extension to Company accounts filing deadline

Businesses can apply for an additional 3 months to file accounts with Companies House to help companies avoid penalties as they deal with the impact of COVID-19.