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Update 22 May A roundup of the latest measures

This update contains information on the Coronavirus Future Fund, Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme, the increase in the maximum amount that larger businesses can borrow under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS), Existing Tax relief for employees working from...Read More

Update 18 May An assessment of safe working arrangements

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, businesses must assess how their work environment and arrangements can be made safe for employees and visitors. In response to the Government guidance, we have put together guidelines on the steps you may need to take...Read More

Update May 12 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended until end October 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until the end of October, with no changes until the end of July when employers currently using the scheme will be able to bring back furloughed...Read More

Update 12 May Covid secure workplace guidance

The Covid Secure guidance published by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (DBEIS), covers workplaces that can re-open this week, as well as some the Government hopes will reopen on 1 June 2020...Read More

Update 6 May A roundup of the latest news and measures.

This update covers the following areas: Getting ready to claim the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), Eligibility for grant funding and How the Government has reduced the penalty for Lifetime ISA withdrawals....Read More

Get ready to claim the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will start contacting individuals who may be eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The tax authority has said that from 4 May 2020 onwards it will begin reaching out to those who can benefit from the...Read More

Update 4 May Bounce Back Loan scheme is now live – apply today

The Government’s new Bounce Back Loan scheme (BBLS) has now gone live online and is open for applications. This new scheme is aimed specifically at small to medium-sized businesses looking to borrow a smaller amount to assist them with cash flow and other issues...Read More

Update 1 May Charities encouraged to claim gift aid on cancelled event tickets

Charities are being encouraged to claim gift aid for events cancelled due to coronavirus following new guidance from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). To support the charity sector, HMRC has changed the rules so that if a charity event is cancelled due to...Read More

Update 30/04/2020 Deferring Your VAT Payment

Our handy flowchart helps explain the VAT deferral process...Read More

Update 28 April Bounce Back Loans scheme for small businesses

The Chancellor has announced a new loans measure, known as the Bounce Back Loans Scheme (BBLS), which will allow small businesses to borrow up to 25 per cent of their turnover, up to a maximum of £50,000. The BBLS will be 100% backed by a...Read More

Update 27 April Latest measures and actions taken by the Government.

To keep you up to date with the latest developments on Coronavirus related to you and your business we have prepared a roundup of the latest measures and actions taken by the Government...Read More

Update 24 April Are you eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Our handy flowchart gives you the information to check this out...Read More

Update 23 April A roundup of the latest measures and actions taken by the Government.

To keep you up to date with the latest developments on Coronavirus related to you and your business we have prepared a roundup of the latest measures and actions taken by the Government. If you have any queries relating to any of the...Read More

Update 20 April Coronavirus Business Support Brief

Our update brings you the latest news and updates on the Government's guidance and financial support measures including the information on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which has been extended until the end of June. For this and other updates......Read More

Update 17 April – Further clarification on support for the self-employed, CBILS and accounting for grant payments.

To keep you up to date with the latest developments on Coronavirus related to you and your business we have prepared a roundup of the latest measures and actions taken by the Government. If you have any queries relating to any of the...Read More

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) cut-off date extended to 19 March 2020

The Government has announced that the cut-off date for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended from 28 February 2020 to 19 March 2020, potentially enabling employers to furlough employees taken on during that period if they were also paid...Read More

Update 9 April Government pledges £750 million to charities

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a package of funding worth £750 million to help the country’s charities, many of whom have seen a significant shortfall in fundraising and other income as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Government pledges £750 million to...Read More

Update 9 April Furloughed Job Retention Worker Scheme

Since the government gave the details of the Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) many of our clients have contacted us to discuss the initiative designed to protect employee’s jobs and businesses through the coronavirus lockdown. Read our update to find out how we...Read More

Update 1 April Using virtual technology to work and connect with our clients

You may have seen on our company LinkedIn that we are using all different kinds of technology to connect with our clients remotely. We are happy to support our clients using the technology that works best for them. Please get in touch if...Read More

Latest Update 27 March – some welcome news for the self employed

The Chancellor announced measures yesterday evening to support the self employed stating that “you have not been forgotten”, however the money will take some time to come through. Further details below. Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme Grant available up to £2,500 a monthBased on average...Read More

Latest Updates 26 March

Charity commission – extensions available for accounts and annual return if delay in relation to Covid-19 Self-employed - Update due in tonight’s Prime Ministers briefing Commercial tenants - commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of coronavirus will be protected from...Read More

Latest updates 25 March

Our update covers the Companies House extension. If you will be late due to Coronavirus you can apply for an extension of three months, but you must apply before normal filing deadline. Plus find out information on the VAT deferral following the government’s announcement......Read More

HMRC Latest Financial Measures 23 March

HMRC have now released further guidance following Friday’s announcements regarding the new financial measures to assist business and employees. Details include support available, eligibility and how to access. We also cover the Coronavirus job retention scheme· All UK businesses are eligible· designate affected employees as ‘furloughed workers,’ and......Read More

Government Update 20/03/2020

Following todays briefing a number of new financial and non-financial measures have been announced. Details will be announced over the next few days and we will keep you updated when they appear. Cafes, pubs, bars, restaurants, clubs, theatres, gyms, cinemas and leisure centres will all...Read More

COVID-19 Financial Measures and Updates So Far

We would like to make you aware of the support which is currently available. Statutory Sick pay. For businesses with fewer than 250 employees as of February 28th the Government has announced that 14 days of sick pay for Coronavirus can be reclaimed through your...Read More

Our response to the Coronavirus

We recognise that these are unprecedented times for us all. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, Seymour Taylor has been proactively taking steps to protect and support our staff, contacts and clients, whether our team are working remotely or in our High...Read More