A round up of our latest blogs, commentary or office news. Get in touch if you need more details on any of the topics covered.
Reminder of Local Restrictions Support Grant and Additional Restrictions Grant and status of application processes and contact details for local administering authorities.
Chancellor announces an extension in the CJRS (furlough scheme) to the end of March 2021 and increases the self employment Income Support Scheme level of support grant from 55% to 80% of average monthly trading profits.
More details on the Job Retention Bonus (JRB) have been released from the government. The JRB promises businesses a one off £1,000 payment for every previously furloughed employee if they were still employed at the end of Jan 2021.
Wayne Thomas, partner at Bates Weston recaps the imminent changes to CJRS and stresses the need to plan ahead.
The legislative changes brought about by the independent review into the controversial loan charge received Royal Assent on 22 July and are therefore now law.
Cassandra Graham, Senior Tax Manager at Bates Weston looks at how director shareholders can pay themselves tax efficiently, given the fallout from Covid-19.
If you used a disguised remuneration scheme between the 6 April 1999 and 5 April 2016 and settled the tax due with HMRC between 16 March 2016 and 11 March 2020, you may be eligible for a refund or a waiver.
On 21 July the government published its 10 year strategy for the tax system. This included its plans to extend the Making Tax Digital initiative.
Cassandra Graham, Senior Tax Manager at Bates Weston, considers the use of tax planning in attracting and keeping people who are driven to grow your business, in particular the use of tailored share incentive schemes.
Craig Simpson, Tax Partner at Bates Weston considers whether an increase in Capital Gains Tax is on the way, following the Chancellor’s request for a review of Capital Gains Tax in a letter to the Office for Tax Simplification.
As part of the government’s approach to support economic recovery, the Chancellor announced a temporary cut in the rate of VAT, from 20% to 5%, from the 15 July 2020 to 12 January 2021 for the leisure and tourism sectors.
Craig Simpson, tax partner at Bates Weston stresses the need for rigorous attention to detail and issues a warning not to cut corners on R&D claims
If your business sells food for immediate consumption on your premises, has a dining area for eat in meals and was registered as a food business with your Local Authority on or before 7 July, you can register to participate in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme from 13 July.
In a time of economic uncertainty, thoughts turn to asset protection – protecting business assets should your business suffer and passing on personal assets to future generations.