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05 Aug 2020

HMRC publishes guidance on claiming Job Retention Bonus

HMRC recently published guidance on the eligibility requirements for the Job Retention Bonus.

05 Aug 2020

SME manufacturing activity plummets, says CBI

SME manufacturing output volumes fell at the fastest rate on record, according to the latest quarterly Confederation of British Industry (CBI) SME Trends Survey.

04 Aug 2020

FSB calls for further help for employers as furlough wind-down begins

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for the government to provide further help to employers as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) begins to be wound down.

04 Aug 2020

Data reveals significant decrease in inheritance tax receipts

Data published recently by HMRC has revealed that there has been a significant drop in inheritance tax (IHT) receipts.

03 Aug 2020

More firms to benefit from CBILS following changes to loan rules

Changes to state aid rules mean that more small businesses can benefit from the government's Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

03 Aug 2020

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.

31 Jul 2020

Mixed picture for retail sector, CBI finds

Retail sales were broadly flat in the year to July despite three months of sharp declines, according to the monthly Distributive Trades Survey published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

31 Jul 2020

Treasury publishes call for evidence on administration of pensions tax relief

The Treasury has published a call for evidence on the administration of pensions tax relief.

30 Jul 2020

Public warned to watch out for top coronavirus scams

Fraudsters are exploiting people's financial concerns during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, UK Finance has warned.

30 Jul 2020

LITRG urges HMRC to thoroughly test MTD for Income Tax before its introduction

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has urged HMRC to thoroughly test Making Tax Digital for Income Tax (MTD for Income Tax) before rolling it out to taxpayers and landlords.

29 Jul 2020

Eat Out to Help Out scheme set to start

The government's landmark Eat Out to Help Out scheme will start at the beginning of August and run throughout the month.

29 Jul 2020

NIESR calls for furlough scheme to be kept open

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) has called for the government to keep the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) open for longer.

28 Jul 2020

Committee suggests many have 'fallen through gaps in support schemes'

The Treasury Select Committee has found that over a million people have 'fallen through the gaps' of the government's coronavirus (COVID-19) support schemes.

28 Jul 2020

Government announces review of business rates system

The government has published a call for evidence on the overhaul of the business rates system that applies in England.

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