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Scotland Grant – Nightclubs & Soft Play Areas

What is the aim of the grant? To assist nightclubs and soft play areas who have been closed since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 restrictions.   What is the grant? It is a one off grant of up to £50,000. It is based upon the rateable value of the premises. A rateable value of […]

Extra Support for Business if Required to Close

What are changes announced? The Chancellor has announced an extension to the new Job Support Scheme for businesses required to close due to COVID restrictions. Cash grants for businesses required to close in local lockdowns.   When does the Job Support Scheme start? It starts on 1 November 2020 and is available for 6 months. […]

App Upgrade

We’ve recently applied updates to our App and need you to refresh your version please.  All you simply need to do is visit your App store and search for MyAccountants, then press the ‘update’ button beside it. Along with the great tools and features within our App, all designed to make your life and engagement with […]

The Coca Cola ‘Van’ Case

The result of the case The Court of Appeal found in favour of HMRC that certain types of modified crew cab vehicles should not be classed as ‘vans’ for income tax and national insurance purposes but as cars instead. https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/HMRC-v-Payne-Ors-Approved-Judgment-002.pdf What does the tax legislation say a van is? It is a goods vehicle and […]

The Kickstart Scheme

Employers will receive funding of up to 100% of the National Minimum Wage from the Government for each employee (aged 16-24) covering a maximum of 25 hours a week. The Government will also cover the relevant employers National Insurance costs. The Government will also cover the relevant employer automatic enrolment pension scheme contributions. A business […]

The temporary 5% VAT rate

Basic outline The Government are reducing certain VAT rated supplies down from the 20% standard rate down to a 5% temporary rate. It covers the period from 15th July 2020 to 12th January 2020. Aimed at the hospitality, hotel and holiday accommodation sectors as well as admissions to certain attractions.   Food and drink The […]

Eat Out to Help Out

The aim of EOHOS Government incentive to encourage people to eat or drink in eligible establishments during the month of August 2020. To assist the hospitality and leisure sector on the road to recovery.   How does the incentive work?   It offers the diner(s) a 50% discount up to a maximum of £10 (VAT inclusive) […]

Chancellor of the Exchequer

Chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak made his Summer economic update today. This outlines new measures designed to assist in reviving jobs and the economy following the outbreak of the coronavirus. With predictions that the world will suffer its worst ever economic recession, the chancellor anticipates that the UK’s economy has shrunk by 25%. Job Retention […]

Changes from 1st July to Job Retention Scheme

Example 1 Tom Pope has worked for Askey Ltd for many years. He was not furloughed in March, April or May. If Askey Ltd want to furlough Tom and make a claim under CJRS plus be able to furlough him again from 1st July, then, Tom must have been furloughed on or before 10th June […]

Employers – Changes to Job Retention Scheme in brief

Employers please be aware a number of changes will apply to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from 1st July. Whilst there will be new flexibilities, there are also more complexities if you are to continue to qualify for the government grant.   The position up to 30th June Any eligible employee who had not […]