Author Archives: Matthew Batey

Fraudulent Furlough Claim Penalty Amounts Announced

HMRC have announced what the penalties for deliberate errors for claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and also for claims made but payments not made to employees. We wanted to take this opportunity to remind all clients that we are currently … Read More

COVID-19 Business Grant Request Forms

Local authorities have started to release forms that enable you to give bank details of your business in order to claim the business grants available due to COVID-19. We have listed below some of the local authorities’ forms so please … Read More

Self-employed COVID-19 Business Support & Directors Support

Last night the Government announced the support that they are going to be offering the Self-Employed. The support available is as follows: A taxable grant of 80% of the average profits from the last three tax years (where applicable) will … Read More

VAT Payment Deferral Information

Following on from HMRC announcing that VAT Payments do not need to be paid between 20th March 2020 and 30th June 2020, they have added to their guidance that although you do not need to apply for this relief, you … Read More

We are now working from home

Our Team are now all working from home. We will be endeavouring to keep our service as normal as possible. To contact us please use our normal number 0191 428 3337. Wait for the message that will give out numbers … Read More

Job Retention Scheme Information

We are continuing to research information in regards to the Job Retention Scheme and we are going to keep you as up to date as possible. Further details we know are as follows: Claims will be based on wages that … Read More

Additional Business Support during COVID-19

This evening the Government have released further business support whilst the COVID-19 disruption continues.  A Job Retention Scheme has been setup to encourage employers to avoid laying off employees during this time. The Retention Scheme will mean that HMRC are … Read More

Are your staff insured to work from home?

Given the current circumstances with COVID-19, you may well have some or all of your staff working from home. We just wanted to give you a quick note that if this is the case, then we are advising all clients … Read More

COVID-19 Small Business Grant Guidance

With the new £10,000 grant that is going to be available to businesses currently eligible for Small Business Rates Relief, we have some guidance on how to help ensure you receive the grant when the local authorities start to contact … Read More

Further business information regarding COVID-19

The Government yesterday announced further support available to businesses effected by COVID-19. We have highlighted the announcements below which may be of use to you: – Small business grant funding of £10,000 available for all businesses in receipt of small … Read More