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07 Jun 2021

Fifth SEISS grant will be open to claims from late July

The online claims service for the fifth SEISS grant will be open from late July 2021.

07 Jun 2021

HMRC's VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme to close this month

Businesses that deferred VAT payments last year have less than a month left to join online and pay in monthly instalments under the VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme.

07 Jun 2021

NIC reliefs set for Freeports

Freeport operators will be able to take advantage of a zero rate of secondary national insurance contributions (NICs) for employees.

07 Jun 2021

Government confirms start date for Plastic Packaging Tax

The UK government has confirmed that its plastic packaging tax (PPT) will come into force on 1 April 2022.

07 Jun 2021

Effectiveness of OTS set to be reviewed by Treasury

The Treasury has launched a review into the effectiveness of the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS).

07 Jun 2021

Trade credit insurance scheme to close

The temporary Trade Credit Reinsurance (TCR) scheme that helped struggling supply chain firms secure insurance protection during the pandemic will close at the end of June.

07 Jun 2021

Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published and took effect from 1 June 2021.

07 Jun 2021

Forms P11D - reporting employee benefits

The forms P11D which report details of benefits and some expenses provided to employees and directors for the year ended 5 April 2021, are due for submission to HMRC by 6 July 2021.

05 May 2021

Fourth self-employed grant now open for online applications

The online service for applications for the fourth Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant is now open for claims.

05 May 2021

Recovery Loan Scheme opens to businesses

The Recovery Loan Scheme has been introduced to replace the government's coronavirus lending schemes.

05 May 2021

Recent changes to IR35 'undermine the self-employed' says IPSE

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed has stated that the recent changes to the rules relating to off-payroll workers, commonly known as IR35, 'undermine the self-employed at the worst possible time'.

05 May 2021

CBI calls for extension of Kickstart Scheme as jobs market remains subdued

The Confederation of British Industry has urged the government to extend the Kickstart Scheme to help young people who are bearing the brunt of the subdued job market.

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