Covid has occupied most of the nation’s waking thoughts this year, but it hasn’t stopped other serious illness from touching so many more lives. That’s why Jones Harris receptionist Emily Swarbrick is walking 5 miles a day throughout April. Emily’s dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer in late 2020. Thankfully, the operation to remove his […]

1 April 2021 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 30 June 2020. 19 April 2021 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 April 2021. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 April 2021) 19 April 2021 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly […]

Since 15 March 2021, smaller businesses can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the EU. The £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund enables traders to access practical support, including training for new customs, rules of origin and VAT processes. Small and medium sized businesses that trade […]

The government has confirmed its intention that furloughed employees will be paid 80% of their wages for hours not worked under the furlough scheme. Up to 30 June 2021, this payment will be fully-funded by government and capped at £2,500 per month. From 1 July 2021, employers are required to contribute 10% of the 80% […]

Many businesses across the UK are likely to make losses in the 2020-21 tax year due to the havoc resulting from COVID disruption. Which was why the announcement in the recent Budget that losses can be carried back for an extended period was most welcome. The policy objective aims to provide a cashflow benefit to […]

If you became self-employed after 5 April 2019 and you have submitted your 2019-20 tax return before 2 March 2021, you may be eligible for the next two Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grants for the quarter end 30 April 2021 and the final claims period to 30 September 2021. HMRC has announced that they […]

Whether you export an odd parcel or regularly ship large consignments, you’ll want your delivery to arrive on time. It’s important to make sure your customs declarations are clear, to make sure they clear EU Customs in a timely manner. Some shipments are being delayed, due to issues highlighted by the European Customs Authorities. The […]

This scheme supports businesses in reopening safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. It will be available from 1 April 2021, but you can submit your details in advance. Here’s how to apply for your Restart Grant. How to Apply for your Restart Grant Your business may be eligible if it is: based in England rate-paying […]

To give the UK government it’s due, they have certainly helped to keep the economy afloat with grants and furlough schemes throughout the Covid crisis. Here are some new grant funding streams which you might be interested in applying for if you’re in the creative or digital industries. None of these quite fit the bill […]