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Remember Remember the End of September

The end of September marks major changes to, a number of the economic measures the government brought in to support businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic including furlough, SEISS and the reduced VAT rate.

COVID-19: Summary of Finance and Business Measures – last updated 14 September 2021

This article summarises the business support measures the UK and Scottish governments, along with other NGBs and organisations have introduced as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Webinar – Bank of England Business Update

7 October 2021

National Minimum Wage – It’s No Laughing Matter

There are some unbelievable reasons given for not paying the National Minimum Wage (NMW). However, HMRC take complaints very seriously, so make sure you know the rules.

New 1.25% Levy to Cover Social Care Costs

The Government has announced an increase in National Insurance for all taxpayers all taxpayers, businesses and individuals, including the self-employed, to pay for the costs of the NHS and Social Care.

GWA COVID-19 Risk Assessment

Government direction requires that employers with more than 50 employees should publish their COVID-19 risk assessment. You can read GWA's most recent risk assessment here.

Summer 2021 Newsletter

This newsletter reminds us that the next phase of MTD is not far away, how you can be prepared for a HMRC investigation and a conversation with Three Counties directors two years after joining the GWA family.

Making Tax Digital for VAT – The Last Step

From 1 April 2022, all VAT-registered businesses in the UK must be MTD for VAT compliant, regardless of turnover. Are you ready?

Apprenticeships – what you need to know

Apprenticeships are now available in the UK to anyone over the age of 16 and not in full time education. This means they are not restricted to school leavers and are a great opportunity to consider for anyone thinking of developing or upskilling their workforce.

Letter from HMRC re VAT Direct Debit

If you have already already signed up for Making Tax Digital (MTD) you need not take further action. However,…

COVID-19 Business Rates Holiday Winds Down

Early on during the COVID-19 crisis, both the UK and Scottish Governments paused the payment of business rates for…

Time is running out to apply for Brexit Support Fund

On 15 March 2021 the UK Government opened applications for the Brexit Support Fund. This is a £20 million fund…