The list of countries adversely affected by coronavirus changes all the time. Here’s some direction for employers where staff will be self isolating on return from a holiday. Self Isolating on Return from a Holiday A person’s employment rights will depend on their employment status and specific circumstances. Please check the Guidance on returning to the UK. […]

A number of funded workshops and programmes are available which could be of use to your businesses. To qualify for these free workshops, you must be an SME and based in Lancashire. Bid & Tender Management (Online) Wednesday 16 September 2020, 10.00AM – 12.30PM Introduction to Linkedin (Venue: Blackburn Enterprise Centre) Tuesday 6 October 2020, 10.00AM […]

Dates and deadlines for this month and September… 1 August 2020 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 October 2019. 19 August 2020 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 August 2020. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 August 2020) 19 August […]

In an update to the GOV.UK website recently the following post appeared: The Chancellor has written to the OTS (Office of Tax Simplification), to ask the OTS to undertake a review of Capital Gains Tax and aspects of the taxation of chargeable gains, in relation to individuals and smaller businesses. As well as looking at […]

Recent economic forecasts for 2020 published by H M Treasury will do little to inspire business confidence. In their comparison of independent forecasts published last month, the unemployment rate is estimated to rise to 8% and in the same period, GDP falls by 9%. The only good news is that inflation remains on the low […]

In an attempt to address the financial difficulties of businesses in the hospitality and tourism industries, Rishi Sunak also announced a range of VAT reductions on selected supplies for these sectors. A summary of the changes is set out below: Hospitality When you supply food and non-alcoholic beverages for consumption on your premises, between 15 […]

In his recent Summer Statement, Rishi Sunak announced changes to the nil rate band of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) to be applied in England and Northern Ireland. This was followed by announcements from the Scottish and Welsh regional assemblies who set the rates in Scotland and Wales. Here is a brief summary of the […]

The world might be topsy turvy at the moment, but that birthday hat has been out again at Jones Harris! That Birthday Hat! It’s a bit of a routine here in our Fleetwood office. That we celebrate birthdays with a photo to mark the occasion. When it’s the turn of one of our ladies they […]