Month: April 2021

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Beware trading into insolvency

The present pandemic has created just the right conditions for certain businesses to trade their way into insolvency. As we start the gradual withdrawal from lockdown, consumers will be on the lookout to spend after months of enforced home “arrest”....

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New build your own home funding

Considering a home build? It would seem that government is keen to support this activity as they have just announced new plans to provide over £150 million in new government funding. This is aimed to make it easier and more...

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New Recovery Loan Scheme

A new government backed loan scheme was launched 6 April 2021. A recent news story confirming the details is reproduced below: The scheme, which was announced at budget and runs until 31 December 2021, will be administered by the British...

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The new Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

The mortgage guarantee scheme that was announced March 2021 is intended as a temporary measure. It will be open for new mortgage applications from April 2021 to December 2022, in line with the government’s view that the current scarcity of...

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National Insurance cut for employers of veterans

A National Insurance contributions holiday for businesses who employ armed forces veterans comes into force 6 April 2021. The policy allows employers to claim National Insurance contributions relief for veterans they have hired during their first year of civilian employment...

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Lockdown rule changes 12 April 2021

On 12 April, the rules that government has required us to follow to combat COVID-19, changed. From that date: non-essential retail will be able to reopen personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons will be able to reopen...

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Tax Diary April/May 2021

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...

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Challenges for 2021-22

The new tax year starts 6 April 2021, and without dwelling too much on the historical trickery that has landed us with this odd commencement date, what are the challenges we will need to grapple with in the coming year?...

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New National Minimum Wage rates apply from 1 April 2021

Employers who have employees paid at the National Living Wage (NLW) or National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates should be applying new rates of pay from 1 April 2021. In full, the increases from April 1, 2021 are: NLW (23 )...

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Temporary extension of loss relief carry-backs

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...

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