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Spring Budget 2021 Summary


COVID-19 related support measures for UK businesses The Treasury is to continue the two existing major support schemes in an attempt to hold back a si... Read More >>
Gender gap closing in UK board rooms


More than a third (34.3%) of FTSE 350 board positions are now held by women, with the number of women on boards increasing by 50% over the last 5 year... Read More >>
Challenges as we emerge from lockdown


There is no guarantee that the heady mix of vaccination and easing of lockdown will contain the spread of COVID-19. However, based on government predi... Read More >>
Supreme Court determines Uber drivers are workers


In a landmark decision handed out by the Supreme Court last week, the respondents, Yaseen Aslam, James Farrer, Robert Dawson and others have had their... Read More >>
Do you qualify for the fourth SEISS grant?


To qualify for the Self-Employed Support Scheme HMRC expects you to make an honest assessment about whether you reasonably believe your business will ... Read More >>
Tax claims if working from home


Many employed persons will have spent a large chunk of the current tax year, 2020-21, working from home due to COVID restrictions. HMRC will accept a ... Read More >>
UK Pensions Bill receives Royal Assent


The UK Pensions Act will bolster protections for savers and further the government’s green agenda by supporting progress towards net zero. New power... Read More >>
Prospects for 2021


The short-term outlook for UK businesses operating in sectors badly affected by the present COVID lock-down directives is not good. Many cannot trade,... Read More >>
New UK subsidies to replace EU State Aid


The following announcement provides encouragement that a replacement for the EU State Aid process is in development. Details from a recent Government ... Read More >>
Current tax year will still end 5 April 2021


It is doubtful that HMRC will change the tax year end date. The current tax year will therefore come to an end on 5 April 2021. Which means that tax-p... Read More >>

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