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Coronavirus

Time to Pay and VAT Deferral

Posted: 11th Dec 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

Income Tax As part of the government’s support package for Covid-19 pandemic, Self Assessment payments on account that were due 31 July 2020 could be deferred to January 2021. In the Winter Economy Plan it was announced that taxpayers with up to £30,000 of Self-Assessment liabilities due on 31 January 2021 could make payment in… Read more

Government business grants

Posted: 16th Nov 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

The latest Government grants cover both the brief period York was in Tier 2 restrictions and the current national lockdown. Businesses may be eligible for up to 2 grants (1 from each period), as payments cover different periods and types of business. Each grant must be applied for separately. Businesses will be able to apply… Read more

Extended Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and Government-backed loans

Posted: 5th Nov 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

The Government has announced it will extend existing support measures to help businesses and the self-employed business community in the weeks ahead. As part of its latest support package, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and the various Government-backed loans, including the Bounce Back Loan, Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan and Future Fund, will see further… Read more

Extension to job support scheme and business support update

Posted: 4th Nov 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

The Government has extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) following the announcement of new Coronavirus restrictions in England from Thursday 5 November 2020 to Wednesday 2 December 2020, which will require many businesses to close. It has also confirmed that those businesses that are required to close will be eligible for business grants of… Read more

COVID-19 – Our offices will close from Thursday 5th November

Posted: 2nd Nov 2020 by Clair Watmore HGH's News

With a second lockdown just a few days away, we know our clients depend on us for ongoing accountancy, payroll, taxation, bookkeeping and wealth management services. This email is to assure you that, as always, we are here to support you and continue to provide our services through this very challenging time. Following the Government… Read more

Government Announces New Lockdown Support Measures

Posted: 13th Oct 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

The Chancellor has announced that the Government will expand the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) to assist jobs and businesses required to close their doors as a result of tougher Coronavirus restrictions. The announcement was made ahead of new plans to introduce a tier-based system for lockdowns across the country, which could force some businesses… Read more

Government Winter Economy Plan

Posted: 28th Sep 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

On Thursday 24 September the Chancellor delivered his “Winter Economy Plan”, in lieu of the Autumn Budget which has been cancelled. This is not surprising, given that it is difficult for anyone, individuals, businesses, or countries to budget at the moment. His plan was very much business focused, and the main announcements are detailed below: Job… Read more

HMRC publishes Job Retention Bonus guidance

Posted: 11th Sep 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

Updated: 5h November 2020 – The Jobs Retention Bonus (JRB) will now not be paid in February and the government will redeploy a retention incentive at the appropriate time. The purpose of the JRB was to encourage employers to keep people in work until the end of January. However, as the CJRS is being extended… Read more

Good Debt vs Bad debt

Posted: 26th Aug 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

The British Business Bank has announced that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) will be extended by two months to 30th November 2020 for lenders. So far, applications still have to be submitted to lenders by businesses by 30th September, although there are many campaigning for this to be extended. How does it work? This… Read more

New £20m professional services grant includes accountancy advice

Posted: 26th Aug 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

Small businesses in England can now benefit from a new tranche of government grants designed to help them recover from the impact of coronavirus through professional advice – including guidance from accountants. The scheme, which opened on 19 August, dispenses grants of between £1,000 – £5,000 to small and medium-sized businesses from an overall fund… Read more