Author: Heather Shields

managing the end of furlough

After playing a crucial part in managing the impact of Covid-19, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is set to end on 30 September. Although some business sectors, such as hospitality, are currently seeing severe staff shortages, other employers may […]

fifth self-employed income support grant to be paid in July

The fifth (and final) SEISS grant will be available for the self-employed to claim towards the end of July. The eligibility criteria remain broadly the same as the fourth grant. Self-employed profits in 2019/20 must not exceed £50,000 and must […]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) templates

HMRC has issued a template with the details of the employees you are claiming for (on or after 27 May 2021). If you are claiming for 16 to 99 employees on or after 27 May 2021, you will need to […]

details of fourth self-employed income support grant

details of fourth self-employed income support grant

Like the CJRS scheme for employers the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has been extended to September 2021and details of claims for the fourth grant have now been released. This fourth grant covers February, March and April 2021. There will […]

details of the latest CJRS ‘furlough’ grants

details of the latest CJRS ‘furlough’ grants

The fourth version of the CJRS “furlough” grant scheme starts on 1 May 2021 and will run until 30 September with employees affected continuing to be supported such that they are entitled to be paid at least 80% of their […]

HMRC temporarily waives 5% late penalty fee

HMRC is giving more time to pay or to set up a payment plan for Self-Assessment because of the impact of COVID-19. Consequently, Self-assessment taxpayers will not be charged a 5% late payment penalty if they pay their tax or set […]

How to ask HMRC not to publish your CJRS claim details?

You can request that HMRC does not publish details about your CJRS claim, if you can show evidence that it would result in serious risk of violence or intimidation to: you or anyone living with you. an individual associated with […]


On 17 December 2020, the Chancellor announced a further one-month extension of financial support under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to the end of April 2021. Currently, the Government will pay 80% of the salary of employees for hours […]


With more of us working from home there is good news from HMRC that employees can now make a claim for tax relief to cover some of their costs while they are working from home. The previous rule for employees […]

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