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Third SEISS grant opens

1 Dec 20 The third self-employment income support scheme (SEISS) grant has opened for applications. To qualify for the grant, applicants must either be currently

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UK borrowing hits £22.3bn in October

20 Nov 20 Government borrowing has dropped to £22.3 billion in October, down from £28.6bn a month earlier, as a result of continued spending to

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Self-employed sector faces ‘avoidable decline’, says IPSE

13 Nov 20 Self-employed individuals are facing a “long-term but avoidable decline” in the sector, according to the Association of Independent Professionals and Self-Employed (IPSE).

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Government extends furlough scheme to end of March

6 Nov 20 The Government has extended its furlough scheme until the end of March, with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours

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Self Employment get more financial Support

3 Nov 20 The self-employed can claim up to 80% of trading profits during the initial month-long lockdown in England, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed.

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Job Support Scheme

20 Oct 20 Job Support Scheme (From 01/11/20)- Replacing Job Retention Scheme The new scheme works as follows: Runs from 1 November for six months

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Significant Capital Gains Tax Changes

20 Oct 20 From 6 April 2020, there were significant Capital Gains Tax changes that dramatically affect the tax paid on residential property sales by

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Over 54,000 employees claim home working tax relief

16 Oct 20 HMRC has received over 54,800 claims from customers using a new online portal which allows workers to claim tax relief for working

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State pension age increases to 66

6 Oct 20 The age at which people start to receive the state pension has increased to 66 for both men and women. People born

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Treasury issues job retention bonus guidance

5 Oct 20 The Treasury has attempted to clarify how businesses can claim the job retention bonus from next year. The bonus will work alongside

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