Here is a quick recap of the Covid support measures ending on 30 September 2021

Hospitality  VAT rate

The reduced VAT rate of 5% for the hospitality sector, increases to 12.5% from 1 October. This rate will remain in place until 31 March 2022, reverting back to 20% on 1 April 2022.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

A final reminder that the CJRS or Furlough scheme ends on 30 September. Claims for September must be submitted by 14 October 2021 and any amendments made by 28 October. As of 1 October, businesses must resume paying staff their full wages.

Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

The final SEISS grant period covers 1 May to 30 September and the online portal through which claims are made closes on the 30 September.

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)

After 30 September |SDLT rates in England will return to pre-covid levels, reducing the zero rate band back to £125,000

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate scheme

During the pandemic the government had allowed certain small and medium sized employers to reclaim some or all of their Covid related Statutory Sick Pay costs from HMRC. The scheme claim period ends on 30 September and any outstanding claims must be made by 31 December 2021.