Author Archives: Matthew Batey

Furlough 2 – Furlough and Grants

At the moment, the current support that has been announced to cover the second lockdown starting on 5th November 2020. Furlough The furlough scheme has been extended to cover the period and employees that you are unable to provide work … Read More

Financial Support Increases Announced

The government have today announced some further adjustments to the new Job Support Scheme and also the business grants available, which we have detailed below: Job Support Scheme For businesses that are able to still trade but at a reduced … Read More

Job Support Scheme Amendments & Grants

An amendment has been made to the new Job Support Scheme starting in November 2020: For businesses that are forced to temporarily close due to a local or national lockdown so employees unable to work at all (normal Job Support … Read More

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