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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.

Don’t Miss the Child Benefit Deadline

HMRC is reminding parents and carers they have until 31 August 2021 to confirm whether their teenagers are staying in full-time education or training beyond 16.

Pension Scams Becoming More Widespread

Do you think you would be able to spot the signs of a pension scam? Pension scams are on the rise but there are simple precautions you can take to keep safe.

Future Farming Resilience Fund – Free Advice from Industry Experts

DEFRA has set up a support fund for farmers and land managers as they prepare for agricultural transition as a result of COVID-19 challenges, Brexit and more extreme weather events.

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.