HMRC's got their softwrae wong

.HMRC's CJRS calculator on GOV‌‌‌.UK contained a software error, which they have now corrected. If you used it before 21 January to work out January claims ..

Furlough Scheme Extended and Further Economic Support announced 31/10/2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended for a month with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked.

Self Employed, Loans & Taxes

The Chanecllor has announced measures for the Self Employed, those businesses that have taken out loans, and taxes

Chancellor announces some TEMPORARY help for businesses

This purely temporary and limited help is in 5 forms

  1. The introduction of the Job Retention Bonus with eligibility requirements

  2. Incentives to take on new employees/apprentices

  3. A very limited and temporary Eat Out to Help Out scheme

  4. A temporary vat reduction for some of the hospitality trade

  5. A temporary increase in the stamp duty threshold


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.

Automatic enrolment and pension contributions: COVID-19 guidance for employers

The Pension Regulator has published the following statement

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

Details of 80% Employer support calculation

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a temporary scheme open to all UK employers for at least three months starting from 1 March 2020. HMRC expect the scheme to be up and running by the end of April.

COVID-19 Self-employment Income Support Scheme

The income support scheme will cover the three months to May. Grants will be paid in a single lump sum instalment covering all 3 months, and will start to be paid at the beginning of June.

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.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

What is it?

Under the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers with a PAYE scheme will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis.

Office closures

To protect our team members and clients we have decided to close our offices from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice. We have robust and tested plans that will allow partners and staff to:


New Corona Virus Business Interruption Loan Scheme opens to smaller businesses across the UK.

Covid-19 – Emergency measures announced

In the last few days, the Government has made major announcements about help for small businesses and individuals affected by coronavirus. Below is a summary of the significant points, although details are awaited as to how some of these schemes may be accessed.


Tax helpline for businesses effected by Corona-virus

HMRC have launched a  new helpline to help businesses concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19). 0800 0159 559