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    4 reasons to outsource your payroll

    One of the biggest tasks in business is payroll; it’s important to consider when it’s time to outsource your payroll. Whether it only be a small section of your payroll or the whole lot, we’ve provided a few areas to consider before taking the leap. It’s important to understand purchasing payroll software doesn’t make you […]

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  • Day in the life of a Payroll Manager
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    Day in the life of a Payroll Manager

    As it’s National Payroll Week we thought we’d shed some light on what it’s like being a Payroll Manager. Whether you’re a little nosey or would like to take the next step in your career to being a Payroll Manager, make sure you’ve got your cuppa because we’re giving you the low down.    The […]

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  • Recovery Funding: Gov to provide £20 million

    Recovery Funding: Gov to provide £20 million

    Small businesses in England are soon set to benefit from recovery funding. An additional £20 million in funding to help them recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The government recently announced that small and medium-sized businesses will have access to recovery funding grants. These are between £1,000 and £5,000 to help them recover from the […]

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  • Furlough Applications: HMRC blocks thousands

    Furlough Applications: HMRC blocks thousands

    HMRC has blocked thousands of furlough applications for the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) due to fears they are fraudulent. More than 30,000 CJRS applications have been rejected by HMRC, according to reports. At the end of June, 1,526 CJRS claims were rejected because the companies applying had ceased trading. An additional 23,899 applications […]

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  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme changes from 1 Sept

    Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme changes from 1 Sept

    As of the 1st September, changes will be made to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Initially, employers were able to claim back 80% of an employee’s usual wage up to a cap of £2,500. However, from September, this will be reduced to 70% and up to a cap of £2,187.50 per month for the hours […]

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  • Freelancers experience drop in income

    Freelancers experience drop in income

    Freelancers experienced a drop in income during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, according to research published by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE). The research showed an average drop of 25% during the second quarter of this year. The drop in income was driven by a record fall in the average number of […]

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  • Overclaimed COVID-19 Grants: 90 days to notify HMRC
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    Overclaimed COVID-19 Grants: 90 days to notify HMRC

    The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has warned taxpayers that they have 90 days to notify HMRC of overclaimed coronavirus (COVID-19) grants. The 90-day period to inform HMRC of any overclaimed amounts is now law: Finance Act 2020 recently received Royal Assent, which confirms the taxability of the Coronavirus Job Retention […]

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  • CBILS: More firms to benefit following changes

    CBILS: More firms to benefit following changes

    New changes to state aid rules mean that more small businesses can benefit from the government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). As a result of EU rules, previously small firms in the ‘undertakings in difficulty’ category were unable to make use of the CBILS. From 30 July businesses in undertakings in difficulty with a […]

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  • HMRC sets up scheme for loan charge refunds

    HMRC sets up scheme for loan charge refunds

    HMRC has published details on its refund scheme for taxpayers who made voluntary payments of income tax or national insurance prior to a change in the rules regarding the loan charge. The loan charge, which came into effect on 6 April this year, applies to anyone who used ‘disguised remuneration’ schemes. The legislation added a […]

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  • UK economy ‘still stuck in first gear’
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    UK economy ‘still stuck in first gear’

    The UK economy is ‘still stuck in first gear’, with many businesses operating at half their pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) capacity, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The BCC’s Coronavirus Impact Tracker found that over half of businesses were suffering from reduced demand. In fact, customer demand and possible future local lockdowns were rated the […]

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