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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 12 June 2020

We are another step closer to a further easing of lockdown and many of our retail clients are preparing to re-open next week, along with places of worship, secondary schools, zoos and outdoor attractions. There have been reports that there will be further guidance released soon in relation to the next phase of the Coronavirus […]

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Key Dates You Need to Know

Important dates and what you need to know  10 June 2020: this is the last day on which someone who has never been furloughed before needs to start a period of furlough and qualify for CJRS. The scheme will close to anyone who hasn’t completed a full 3 weeks of furlough by 30 June.  You […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 5 June 2020

After the notable announcement last week about the Job Retention Scheme and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, the more recent financial updates in relation to COVID-19 are likely to have less of an impact and possibly affect fewer people. Nonetheless, they are still important to know and we appreciate if they help just one person are […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Applications Open for Northumberland CC Local Grant Funding

On 1 May the Government announced a top up grant available via local authorities in England  to assist small and micro businesses who were not eligible for previous support via the Small Business Grant Funding and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Funding. The Government provided guidance to local authorities outlining how the funding should […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 29 May 2020

With announcements from the UK and Scottish Governments focusing on how lockdown restrictions can be eased, there have been few updates in relation to financial and economic support. That is until this afternoon, when Rishi Sunak announced that the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will be extended along with changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Latest Update 3 July 2020 – Summary of Finance and Business Measures

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. Last updated 3 July: CJRS how to adjust for overclaims or underclaims made in error;  SEISS claims for second grant open 17 August For each measure we have […]


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VAT Domestic Reverse Charge for the Construction Industry – What You Need to Know

HMRC have announced that the introduction of the VAT Domestic Reverse Charge (reverse charge) for the construction industry has been postponed again. Originally, the reverse charge was to be implemented on 1 October 2019, but was pushed back 12 months until 1 October 2020. The government has now announced a further five-month delay to its […]