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National Insurance Changes From the 6th of July
Employees can now earn £12,570 a year ...

    

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HMRC: Business And Non-Business Activities For VAT Purposes
A new two-stage test ...

    

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How Can You Protect Your Business Against Fraud?
Love Business, Hate Fraud ...

    

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The Key Reforms To Companies House Legislation
Keep up to date with these changes ...

    

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HMRC: Upcoming Changes To VAT Penalties And Interest Charges
Rolling out from the start of 2023 ...

    

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HMRC: One In Five Tax Refunds Is Being Delayed
Because of furlough and fraud ...

    

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How To Use Less Fuel When Driving
Zen and the art of motoring efficiency ...

    

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Should We Be Worried About Monkeypox?
Next pandemic or a flash in the pan?

    

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Model Form Articles: Is It Time For A Review?
When one director is not enough ...

    

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Year-End Calculations And Return Of BiKs For 2021-22
Filling in your P11D and calculating NICs ...

    

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Chancellor Announces Cost Of Living Support Measures
Who will he help?

    

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Protect Your Business: Why It Pays To Prepare For An Economic Crisis
Key areas to think about ...

    

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How UK Businesses Can Offer Work To Ukrainian Refugees
The Government releases new guidance ...

    

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The Business Godparent Newsletter Spring 2022
Welcome To The 14th Edition ...

    

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Self-Assessment Tax Returns For Landlords
Do you need to file one?

    

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What The Interest Rates Rise Means For Your Mortgage Repayments
The Bank of England are trying to curb inflation ...

    

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Spring Statement Confirms Changes To R&D Tax Reliefs
This is a very positive move ...

    

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HMRC Highlights Financial Support
Some may be helpful ...

    

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UK Zero Rates Tariffs In Ukraine Trade Support Package
And new Russian products on the ban list ...

    

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Treasury Unveils Plans For An Online Sales Tax
The pandemic changed the way we shop ...

    

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HMRC Is Now Looking For Overclaimed SEISS Grants
Have you made an amendment?

    

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Would You Consider Getting A Chip Implant?
It just feels like you're being pinched ...

    

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Ensure You Claim Child Benefit
Or you could miss out ...

    

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Tax Loophole On Second Homes Closed
Business rates relief will be harder to claim ...

    

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Bad Debt And Rent Renewal
What can you do?

    

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Changes To VAT Penalty Regime Delayed Until 2023
HMRC is still committed to it though ...

    

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Self Assessment And Ukraine Crisis Fraud Prompts Warnings
The scammers are always out there ...

    

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Requirements For Keeping VAT Records Under Making Tax Digital
For all VAT-registered businesses from April 2022 ...

    

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Preparing For April: Changes To National Minimum Wage
And Living Wage and other payments ...

    

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The Chancellor's Spring Statement 2022
A short, but handy guide ...

    

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Ukraine Crisis: The Cyber Threat From Russia Is Real
How protected are your business networks?

    

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Chancellor Sets Out Low Tax, Higher Growth Economic Vision
Will it all be in the Spring Statement?

    

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Tax Relief For Charitable Donations
What reliefs can you claim?

    

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Companies House Reform White Paper Published
Tackling fraud and reducing crime ...

    

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Year-End Tax Planning for 2022
A few useful reliefs ...

    

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Final Claims For The Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme
Back to normal from the 25th ...

    

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UK Government Sets Out Plans For Living With Covid
It's all about personal responsibility ...

    

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Repay Your Bounce Back Loan If You Shouldn’t Have Got One
Investigations are underway ...

    

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Making Tax Digital For VAT Expansion From April
The deadline is fast approaching ...

    

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Optimising Tax Relief For Capital Expenditure
Is your year end the 31st of March?

    

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P11D Payrolling Benefits For Employees
Easier than changing tax codes ...

    

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Changes To May 2022 Bank Holidays
Applies to the entire United Kingdom ...

    

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HMRC: Over Two Million Self-Assessment Tax Returns Still Unfiled
Have you filed yours yet?

    

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Shared Banking Hubs: Keeping Cash In Local Communities
A lifeline for the elderly and the vulnerable ...

    

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Your Carbon Footprint Is Hidden In Plain Sight
You'll be surprised at your emissions ...

    

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COVID-19 Related Grants Should Be Included On Tax Returns
Have you remembered to declare them?

    

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The Business Godparent Newsletter Winter 2022
Welcome To The 13th Edition ...

    

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All About The Prompt Payment Code
And why it matters ...

    

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No Tax Exemption For Flu Vaccine Reimbursements
Although a PAYE Settlement Agreement would work ...

    

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SSP Self-Certification Period Temporarily Extended To 28 Days
During the booster rollout ...

    

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HMRC Waives Late Filing And Late Payment Penalties
For self-assessment taxpayers by a month ...

    

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What If Your Employees Can't Work From Home?
Possible options for employers ...

    

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The Next Self-Assessment Tax Payment Is Looming
Managing your tax debts ...

    

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Why Blogging Is A Must For Any Small Business
And how to do it right ...

    

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HMRC: Be Aware Of Self-Assessment Scams!
Taxpayers take note ...

    

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Chancellor Announces Business Support In The Face Of Omicron
So many cancellations, so many employees off ill ...

    

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Essendon Accounts: Christmas 2021 Opening Hours
A well-deserved break ...

    

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Where Can I Save Tax In My Business?
A focus on company cars ...

    

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Get Ready For Full Customs Declarations For EU Imports And Exports
From the 1st of January 2022 ...

    

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What Taxpayers Should Do When HMRC Visits Unannounced
Don't panic, I'm here to help ...

    

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It's Just 12 Working Days Until Christmas!
We'll be taking a break ...

    

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Filing Accounts For A Dormant Limited Company
Guidance from Companies House ...

    

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A Short Budget Summary To Round-Off November
More about what the Chancellor announced ...

    

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Shareholders' Agreement: Why Have One?
They offer a lot of protection ...

    

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Everything You Need To Know About Electric Cars
A quick Q&A for business owners ...

    

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When Is A Business Not A Business?
When it no longer qualifies for VAT registration ...

    

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The Royal Mint Will Extract Gold From Old Phones
And other precious metals too ...

    

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Climate Change: The Basics Of Getting Started For Businesses
It can be a confusing thing to think about ...

    

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CGT: Payment On Property Disposal Time Limit Extended
More time to pay is a positive outcome ...

    

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Abuse of the National Minimum Wage by Employers
It seems some don't understand the word 'minimum' ...

    

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Get Our Autumn Budget 2021 Summary
What did the Chancellor announce?

    

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The Business Godparent Newsletter Autumn 2021
Welcome to the 12th edition ...

    

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Getting Ready For The Autumn Budget 2021
What will the Chancellor announce?

    

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Join Us This Wednesday At The BusComm Showcase!
Attend from the comfort of your own office ...

    

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The Benefits Of Hiring An Apprentice
Their contribution can be priceless ...

    

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Anyone Can Be A Victim Of Scammers, Warns HMRC
Be very careful about any contact ...

    

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GB Number Plate Stickers No Longer Valid Abroad
A bit of a kerfuffle ...

    

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UK Delays Making Tax Digital for Income Tax
The Government is giving us more time ...

    

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COVID-19 Support Schemes Are Ending Today
Here's a list of what's ending ...

    

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Tax-Relief Schemes Make Startups A Better Investment Proposition
SEIS and EIS are worth looking at ...

    

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HMRC Says The Tax Gap Remains Low
2019/20 figures released ...

    

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Recognising Burnout In The Workplace
What can an employer do?

    

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Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Ends Soon!
The end of September to be precise ...

    

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HMRC Can Help With Childcare Costs
Children are heading back to school ...

    

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What Is The Health & Social Care Levy?
An increase in National Insurance is coming ...

    

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The Ongoing Saga of VAT And Jaffa Cakes
I thought I would tickle your tastebuds ...

    

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Contactless Payments Limit Increases From the 15th Of October
A good thing for convenience sake ...

    

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Have You Been Missing Your Booze Cruises This Year?
The days of cheap booze are definitely over ...

    

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Starting A Business? Speak To An Accountant
Their advice is priceless ...

    

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Late Payments Stifle SME Funding Access
Though the Prompt Payment Code has been updated ...

    

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Going Green Is Good For The Planet But Is It Good For Your Business?
A guest post by Jacky Sherman ...

    

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Chancellor Launches Help To Grow Management Programme
A welcome addition to the Government's support ...

    

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Beware Of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams
Calls, emails and texts ...

    

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HMRC Is Collecting Tax Debts As We Emerge From Coronavirus
They want to help and support you ...

    

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Pingdemic: New Rules For Self Isolators
Until The 16th of August 2021 ...

    

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Have Your Say About The Business Rates Review
Open until the 24th of August ...

    

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Where Are We With Making Tax Digital?
MTD is being extended to all businesses ...

    

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Changes To Companies House Protected Online Filing Service
Enhanced security for company changes ...

    

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Do You Understand How Pensions' Tax Relief Works?
Not many people actually do ...

    

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The Business Godparent Newsletter Summer 2021
Freedom Day is here ...

    

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HMRC Publishes Guidance On The Fifth SEISS Grant
Will you be eligible for the final grant?

    

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EU VAT Changes Came In On The 1st Of July 2021
Are you affected by the changes?

    

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The Covid Business Support Timeline
A new page on our website ...

    

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Has COVID-19 Impacted Your Company’s Credit Rating?
Agencies look at many factors ...

    

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HMRC Puts Covid Fraudsters On Notice!
The crackdown begins ...

    

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Did You Know The Furlough Structure Is Changing?
The Government's CJRS contributions are reducing ...

    

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Will the OTS Recommend We Move Tax Year End?
New report expected this summer ...

    

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Household Savings During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Will the UK go on a spending spree?

    

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SEISS : Fifth Grant Announced!
Applications open from late July ...

    

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What's Happening With Company Car Tax In 2021?
And charging points too ...

    

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VAT-Registered Businesses May Need A New Direct Debit
Has HMRC sent you a letter?

    

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Vaccine Success Driving UK Business Confidence
Some much needed positive news ...

    

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The Deferred VAT Payment Deadline Looms!
But you do have a number of options ...

    

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The UK's New Travel Traffic Light System
Who's green and who's not?

    

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What Differentiates You?
A guest post by Rachel Brushfield ...

    

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Working From Home? Claim Tax Relief This Tax Year
It could be worth up to £124.80 to you ...

    

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What Is A P11D And What's It For?
It's important to get right too ...

    

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The Recovery Loan Scheme: Ongoing support for SMEs
But is it the right thing for your business?

    

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Harsher Penalties For Misclaiming the Fourth SEISS Grant?
Were you entitled or not?

    

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The History Of National Insurance
And some thoughts on its future ...

    

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The Tax Administration Framework: HMRC's Digital Future
A real-time, end-to-end digital tax system ...

    

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Self Employed Travel And Subsistence
What can you claim?

    

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Review Your High Income Child Benefit Charge Position Now
Do you know if you're affected?

    

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The 4th SEISS Grant Can Be Claimed From This Week
And 600,000 more are eligible ...

    

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Everyone Can Now Get Free Rapid Lateral Flow Tests
Delivered to your home ...

    

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Gift Aid Is A Major Legacy Of The Duke Of Edinburgh
Remembering a life of service ...

    

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Employees Can Claim Working From Home Allowance
For the new tax year ...

    

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The Business Godparent Newsletter Spring 2021
Welcome to the 10th edition ...

    

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Work From Home or Back To The Office?
How the future may be a hybrid of the two ...

    

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Have You Seen The New £50 Banknote?
A tribute to Alan Turing ...

    

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1st Of April Deadline For Self Assessment Payment Plans
Or get a 5% late payment penalty ...

    

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Government Announce New Tax Consultations
Creating a trusted, modern taxation system ...

    

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COVID-19: Celebrating Diversification On The Anniversary Of Lockdown
Oh, how the business landscape has changed ...

    

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Important Reforms To Companies House
Giving businesses more confidence ...

    

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The UK's New Super-Deduction Tax Break
And what it means for your business ...

    

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Chancellor Extends Furlough Until September 2021
Great news for many workers ...

    

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Budget 2021: COVID-19 Support Measures At A Glance
Positive for many of our clients ...

    

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Get Our Budget 2021 Summary
What Did The Chancellor Announce?

    

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Budget 2021: What's The Chancellor Going To Announce?
Wednesday Is Fast Approaching ...

    

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Vaccines : Employer Obligations And Employee Rights
What's best for your business?

    

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Late Payment Penalty Waived By HMRC
If you set up a payment plan by the 1st of April 2021 ...

    

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COVID-19 VAT Deferral Payment Guidance Updated
And new payment scheme opens soon ...

    

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Kickstart Scheme Axes 30-Job Minimum Requirement
Companies can apply directly ...

    

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Chancellor Offers More Help To Firms With COVID-19 Loans
Some very positive news ...

    

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1.8m Taxpayers Miss The January Self Assessment Deadline
Thankfully there's an extension ...

    

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Income Tax And VAT Implications Of Successful Hobbies
Are you making money from them?

    

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Voluntary Receipts: When Is a gift really a gift?
Or would it be taxable?

    

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Self-Assessment Tax Filing Deadline Extended
But there's a sting in the tail ...

    

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HMRC: Another Self-Assessment Scam!
No, they haven't changed their bank details ...

    

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Time To Pay: Tax Returners Spread Over £69m With HMRC
A very welcome facility ...

    

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6 Reasons To Look After Yourself During Lockdown
So that you can continue to work effectively ....

    

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CJRS: Can Staff Be Furloughed To Look After Their Children?
Yes, but it's up to the employer ...

    

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2021 Key Dates For Your Diary
All very useful ...

    

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£4.6 Billion In New Lockdown Grants Available!
Supporting businesses and protecting jobs ...

    

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The Business Godparent Newsletter Winter 2021
Welcome to the 9th edition ...

    

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Are Your HMRC Records Up To Date?
Or was it lost in the post?

    

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A Very Merry Christmas From Essendon Accounts And Tax!
And a happy New Year ...

    

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Chancellor Extends Furlough Until The End Of April 2021
Good news for millions of employees ...

    

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£350k Wrongly Donated To Christmas Charity Scams
Be cautious when donating ...

    

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Annual Investment Allowance: £1m Cap Extended For A Year
Business confidence is returning ...

    

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HMRC's New Nudge Letter Campaigns
Are you on the list?

    

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The Chancellor Has Announced A Pay Rise For Millions!
Increases coming in April 2021 ...

    

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The Third SEISS Grant Opens For Applications Today!
With tougher criteria though ...

    

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Spending Review: What Did The Chancellor Announce?
Key points at a glance ...

    

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Furlough Fraud: Further Guidance From The Government
Useful information now CJRS has been extended ...

    

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Self-Assessment: Time To Pay Threshold Raised To £30,000
Good news for taxpayers ...

    

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Is The Chancellor Going To Overhaul Capital Gains Tax?
The OTS has published its report ...

    

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Are You Planning A Virtual Christmas Party?
We can still eat, drink and be merry ...

    

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More Information About The CJRS And SEISS Extensions
Good news for employees and the self-employed ...

    

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The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Has Been Extended
This is very good new for sole traders ...

    

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended For New Lockdown
This is very good news for employees ...

    

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Companies House Reforms: New Rules To Combat Crime
All because of a Mafia boss ...

    

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COVID Job Support Scheme Enhanced To Match New Restrictions
And SEISS has been increased too ...

    

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What A Negative Interest Base Rate Could Mean
For consumers and businesses ...

    

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The Business Godparent Newsletter Autumn 2020
What is your new norm?

    

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Expansion Of The Job Support Scheme
Help for businesses in local lockdowns ...

    

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Loan Extensions Announced In The Winter Economic Plan
A very positive move from the Chancellor ...

    

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Tax Deferrals Announced In The Winter Economic Plan
Some useful help for struggling businesses ...

    

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Chancellor Announces Further SEISS Grants
With a more focussed eligibility too ...

    

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The Government's New Job Support Scheme
Everything we know so far ...

    

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The Chancellor's Winter Economic Plan
What did he announce?

    

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CJRS: October Furlough Scheme Changes
What does it mean for your employees?

    

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SEISS: Last Chance To Make A Claim
The deadline is the 19th October ...

    

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Grants For Businesses Affected By Local Lockdowns
You can claim up to £1,500 every three weeks ...

    

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Veteran's Relief: Seconday NIC Savings For Employers
The Government are asking what employers think ...

    

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Coronavirus Support: Have You Advertently Been Fraudulent?
Furlough, bounce back loans and income support ...

    

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CJRS: September Furlough Changes
How will it affect your business?

    

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COVID-19 Has Made Health And Safety Everyone’s Business
Don't leave anything to chance ...

    

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Companies House To Resume The Compulsory Strike Off Process
Are you behind with your statutory filings?

    

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What's Important About Mental Health First Aid?
It's as important as physical first aid ...

    

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Important Information About The Job Retention Bonus
Are you going to claim?

    

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Furloughed Employees To Receive Full Redundancy Payments
CJRS is ending and the Government wants to help ...

    

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COVID-19: Employees, Holidays And Quarantine Restricted Countries
Do you have clear guidelines in place?

    

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The 5% VAT Rate Cut For Hospitality Businesses
A welcome announcement ...

    

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HMRC: 90-Days To Notify Of Overclaimed COVID-19 Grants
Have you received grants you weren't entitled to?

    

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Brand Visibility Is More Important Than Ever!
A guest post by Terry Kendhammer ...

    

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The Eat Out To Help Out Scheme And VAT
How does it work?

    

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Self Assessment Taxpayers Can Defer Their July Payment On Account
There will be no penalties or interest either ...

    

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Government Announces Roadmap To Making Tax Digital
For VAT, Income Tax and Corporation Tax ...

    

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A Temporary, But Welcome Change From Companies House
Part Of The Corporate Insolvency And Governance Act 2020 ...

    

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Coronavirus: What’s The Upside?
Yes, there are some ...

    

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Cashflow Forecasting Bolt-on Free To Essendon Clients!
Get a 90-day forecast automatically ...

    

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The Business Godparent Newsletter Summer 2020
Welcome to the 7th edition ...

    

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The Summer Economic Update From Chancellor Rishi Sunak
The Government's three point plan ...

    

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Coronavirus: The Positives Of Lockdown
Yes, there are some ...

    

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Xero Projects: The All-in-one Tool To Track Profitability On Every Job
I love this fantastic add-on ...