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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Further Update

Government change of heart Previously – employees that were employed on or before 28th February 2020 and were on the PAYE payroll as at that date could be furloughed. Now – employers can make a furlough claim in respect of employees who were employed and were on the PAYE payroll on or before 19th March […]

Self Employed Income Support Scheme Update

Who can make a claim and what is the criteria? The self-employed (including members of LLPs/Partnerships). Must have been trading pre 2019/20 tax year. Must be continuing to trade or would be but for the coronavirus. Must be intending to trade in the 2020/21 tax year. Their trading profits must have been adversely affected by […]

The HMRC Capital Gains Tax Return Reporting Service

The HMRC Capital Gains Tax Return Reporting Service is now here  General outline As you may be aware, following the Finance Act 2019, the new Capital Gains Tax Return Reporting regime came into being on 6th April 2020. UK resident taxpayers, including Trusts and Personal Representatives, who make taxable gains following a disposal of a […]

Job Retention Scheme (JRS) Payroll Portal Access

The JRS Portal The Government has announced that they are ready to launch the online portal on 20th April. The Access rules To access the portal and to make the claim it is of paramount importance that: A PAYE payroll scheme was created and set up on or before 28th February 2020 A UK bank […]

Revamp of Government Coronavirus Loan

The Government has revamped the Business Interruption Loan scheme to make it more attractive to business owners. We wanted to let you know that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL) Scheme has been revamped after it has come under considerable and deserved criticism. The Institute of Financial Accountants reported on 3 April that £90M of […]

Coronavirus Employee Retention Scheme

There has been a further update on Saturday to the guidance surrounding this scheme. Apprentices can be furloughed. They can continue to be trained whilst furloughed. If training then the apprentice must be paid at least the Apprenticeship Minimum Wage/NMW or NLW during the training period. The difference between the 80% of the wage and […]

COVID-19: Company Directors and Shareholders

COVID-19: Company Directors and Shareholders Many of the queries we at Fyfe Moir & Associates have had to handle in recent days relate to Company Directors and there is clearly much confusion in this area. Many small companies are run by just one or two directors and have no other employees. I have written this […]

Deferral of VAT payments as a result of COVID-19

The Chancellor announced a VAT payments deferral on 20 March to support businesses with cashflow during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that all businesses with a UK VAT registration have the option to defer VAT payments due between 20 March and 30 June. Businesses have until 31 March 2021 to pay any VAT deferred as […]

80% Furloughed Salary – Some Clarification

If an employer has formally furloughed an employee then the employee will be entitled to 80% of his or her ‘salary’. If it is a fixed salary then it will be based upon what was paid in February (excluding fees, commission or bonuses). Where the employees pay varies and has been employed for a full […]

Credit Concerns – Financial practicalities and Covid-19

Talk with suppliers about payables The worst thing you can do here is simply ignore payments that are due. That will cause resentment and may result in the commencement of legal proceedings against you. Speak to your suppliers. Have frank discussions of where you are and see if credit can be extended. Of course, if […]