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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – As of 2nd November 2020

2nd November 2020

Following the announcement of the four week lockdown from this Thursday, 5th November, the government has extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ‘CJRS’ until 1 December 2020. To confirm, this means the Job Support Scheme is now delayed and will...

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Tax

R&D tax credits: where are we today?

26th October 2020

Research and development is going to play a huge part if the UK is going to combat what could well be a very tough recession.  We have always been recognised as a highly innovative nation but that reputation is going...

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General

An update on some Covid 19 related areas

16th October 2020

Update on Covid 19 schemes - 16-10-20

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Medical

GPs call for unspent PCN recruitment budget to be used to upgrade premises and equipment to fight the second spike

16th October 2020

It was no surprise to hear GPs are calling for the right to redeploy the £430m of unspent primary care network (PCN) recruitment funding to help in the fight against the second spike of coronavirus. The money had originally been made available under the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS).  It was...

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Medical

The New to Partnership Payment Scheme for medical professionals is finally open for applications

16th October 2020

The New to Partnership Payment Scheme for first time partners in medical practices is finally open following a series of COVID related delays. The scheme is expected to run for 2 tax years and is open to any first time...

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General

If you import from or export to the EU, how will Brexit affect the way you operate?

15th October 2020

Although the UK officially left the EU on the 31st January, Brexit has since been overtaken by other world events.  It is therefore no surprise that while businesses have battled for their survival during the ongoing pandemic, many may have forgotten we are...

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Tax

As a company employee, could working from home improve your tax position?

6th October 2020

It has never failed to amaze me just how quickly and easily so many of us settled in to working from home not to mention how effective and productive home working has turned out to be.  With that in mind, it’s no surprise...

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General

3 new grants that could help you tackle the effects of COVID and Brexit?

28th September 2020

The last few months have been tough for us all but as we continue our recovery it is interesting to note the government has made a number of additional support grants available to help businesses deal both with the aftereffects...

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General

Winter Economy Plan

25th September 2020

Winter economic plan announced But is it enough? We expect that in many cases reviewing how your may do things differently, which may result in redundancies, may still be the only option. Click here to download our plan.

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Not For Profit

Is your charity ready to #BeMoreDigital?

22nd September 2020

As a charity you don’t need us to tell you that COVID-19 has drastically changed the way you fundraise. With restrictions still in place, the task of engaging potential donors has moved almost exclusively online. Charities have had to adapt...

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General

Are you ready to celebrate National Payroll Week 2020?

7th September 2020

Rarely a day now passes without the latest image on the Google homepage reminding us there’s a new cause to celebrate. However, one that may have slipped passed you is National Payroll Week which this year will be celebrated between...

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Medical

Are more Locum GPs seeking the security of salaried positions?

3rd September 2020

It was recently reported that in response to the financial uncertainty caused by the current pandemic, as many as 1,000 GPs are actively looking to swap locum positions for the additional security of a salaried role. Chair of the National...

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Medical

GPs are facing tax problems as Primary Care Support England misses the August pension deadline

2nd September 2020

Last week Primary Care Support England (PCSE) wrote to GPs to tell them they will now have to wait until December at the earliest to receive their pension certificates for 2018/19. The certificates should have been completed by the customary...

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Tax

How will the recently announced Stamp Duty Holiday affect you

25th August 2020

One of the parts of the Chancellor’s the recent Summer Statement that garnered the bulk of the coverage is the ‘stamp duty holiday’ for house buyers in England and Northern Ireland (Scotland and Wales weren’t initially included but the Scottish...

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Tax

What could the proposed Capital Gains Tax review achieve?

21st August 2020

Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer recently wrote to the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) to ask them to review the current capital gains tax (CGT) rules.  He wants the OTS to establish CGT is still fit for purpose...

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Pensions

The Pension Schemes Bill at a glance

19th August 2020

The Pension Schemes Bill currently awaiting a third reading in the House of Lords will significantly change the legal and regulatory framework governing defined benefit pension schemes, most specifically by making a wide range of pensions related actions a criminal...

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Not For Profit

What can your charity do to combat the impact of COVID-19?

18th August 2020

COVID-19 and, more specifically, the measures put in place to combat the pandemic have had a massive impact on charities. The contribution their staff and volunteers can make has been restricted by social distancing, fundraising events have been suspended.  Donations...

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Medical

For GP practices, forewarned has to be forearmed

11th August 2020

If you are responsible for funning a GP practice, you will doubtless remember the recent scare caused by certain headlines in the medical press.  Those headlines warned practices that they could find themselves facing a large, unexpected and definitely unwanted tax...

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Not For Profit

Charities and not-for-profits are hacked because of the Blackbaud ransomware attack

11th August 2020

Dozens of charities, universities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK, US and Canada have fallen victim to a high level cyber-attack. Their vulnerability to the attack was a result of their software supplier Blackbaud (the world's largest provider of education administration,...

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Pensions

How will the new guidance from ICAS, ICAEW and PRAG change the way you need to audit and report the performance of your pension scheme?

14th July 2020

The ICAS, ICAEW and PRAG have just released new guidance on the way they feel COVID-19 will affect the way pension schemes are reported and audited.  Their aim is to help those involved in preparing the required financial statements to...

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