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Commercial tenant eviction ban extended to March

The UK’s ban on commercial property eviction has been extended to March 2021, the government has confirmed. It also said that this will be the final extension of the initiative,

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Deadline looming for CJRS claims

HMRC is writing to agents to remind them that Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims for December must be submitted no later than Thursday 14 January. Claims can be made

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How To Limit Your Stress This Tax Return Deadline – Take control of your clients

Dreading January? As an accountant to self-employed sole traders, we’re going to guess that’s a yes – unless you’ve managed to file your clients Self-Assessment tax returns already… hats off

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New lockdown grants of £4.6 billion unveiled

Businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure impacted by the new lockdown will be able to access additional grants of up to £9,000 per premises – with £4.6 billion being made

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Christmas Day is tax return day!

More than 2,700 customers filed their self-assessment tax return on Christmas Day, according to the latest stats from HMRC. The peak time for completing tax returns was 2pm to 2.59pm,

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PayPal approves bitcoin

PayPal has said it will allow bitcoin payments, a move that is being seen as a significant step towards the mainstream adoption of digital currencies. The announcement sent the price

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‘Wave of business insolvencies’ to hit Britain

Britain will be engulfed by a wave of insolvencies once government furlough schemes come to an end, business rescue specialists Begbies Traynor is warning. “There is very significant distress out

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New HMRC Charter published

HMRC has published its following a full public consultation. The Charter sets out the standards and behaviours taxpayers can expect from the Revenue, and what it expects from taxpayers. HMRC

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‘Cyber Aware’ campaign launched

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a Cyber Aware campaign to help individuals and organisations protect themselves online. During the festive period last year, cyber criminals stole an

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First Islamic Finance degree launched

Birmingham City University has launched the first accounting and Islamic Finance undergraduate course in the UK – a niche of the finance industry set to grow exponentially in coming years.

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2021 Membership Renewals Explained

Currently, all members renew on 1st Jan each year and this creates a large administrative burden on the membership team so this year we have decided to change the renewal

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Janet Jack’s Blog – Spending Review

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his Spending Review to the House of Commons this lunchtime. The Spending Review is a more low key event than the budget and the things

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Bounce Back Loan Scheme could lose taxpayers £26b

The government faces a potential loss of £15 billion to £26 billion through businesses not being able to repay the loans made through the Bounce Back Loan Scheme and fraud.

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HMRC issues tax scams warning to students

Students who started university this year are being warned by HMRC that they are being targeted by a fresh wave of online tax scams. With universities taking a blended approach

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HMRC guidance on trading with the EU in 2021

HMRC is contacting businesses that move goods between Great Britain and the European Union to explain what they need to do to be able to trade with the EU from

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