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HMRC Time To Pay

All businesses and self-employed people in financial distress, and with outstanding tax liabilities, may be eligible to receive support with their tax affairs through HMRC’s Time To Pay (TTP) service. These arrangements are agreed on a case-by-case basis and are tailored to individual circumstances and liabilities. Those concerned about being able to pay their tax due to COVID-19 should contact

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Coronavirus forces changes to Insolvency Service’s operations

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic the Insolvency Service (IS) has changed the way it delivers its services. The changes apply to: · contacting the Redundancy Payments Services helpline. · contacting the Insolvency Enquiry Line. · contacting the Official Receiver. · making a request for information and contacting the Information Rights Team. · support for businesses. Contacting the

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Deferral of VAT payments as a result of COVID-19

The Chancellor announced a VAT payments deferral on 20 March to support businesses with cashflow during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that all businesses with a UK VAT registration have the option to defer VAT payments due between 20 March and 30 June. Businesses have until 31 March 2021 to pay any VAT deferred as a result of this announcement.

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Top ten tips for your business during the lockdown.

Top ten tips for your business during the lockdown. During this time of lockdown, it’s easy to get despondent and close up, so here are our 10 tips to help you get moving and boost your business. 1: Take some time to go through your website. Your contact page, for example, does it actually work if you were to send

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Friday Roundup 3rd April 2020

The news from the week 3rd April 2020 Janet Jack – CEO Sarah Palmer – COO Kris MuCulloch – Bookkeepers Alliance Simon Jordan – Marketing Below are the notes from the podcast Janet to introduce Kris MuCulloch Kris has won the IAB Mentor of the Year Award Kris is also runs the Bookkeepers Alliance Questions What is the feedback you

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COVID-19. Making the most of Phone & Video Interviews

Article by www.accountests.com  With current times requiring all of us to manage and minimise travel and face-to-face meetings, interviewing candidates on the phone, or using popular video services like Zoom & Skype has obvious appeal in bringing a practical solution to keep talent acquisition of accountants and bookkeepers moving. When used effectively, phone-interviews bring all the benefits of trimming down

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TPR: AE Call Centre

TPR would like to make you aware that as part of the government’s job retention scheme, employers can now claim their 3% minimum automatic enrolment employer contribution paid to staff receiving 80% (up to £2,500 per month) of their salary from the government under the Job Retention Scheme. These grants are intended to support business and their employees by covering

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Friday Roundup 27th March 2020

This is the first of our Friday Roundups providing you with the news from the week. Janet Jack – CEO Sarah Palmer – COO Simon Jordan – Marketing Below are the notes from the podcast Janet: • IAB is Working from home • We are in touch with Government Bodies and are releasing updates as soon as we know •

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Budget 2020

The Chancellor has just delivered his first Budget to Parliament. In his speech, the Chancellor set out a plan to support public services, individuals and businesses that may be affected by COVID-19. In particular, HMRC will be: providing a rebate for small businesses and employers to cope with the extra costs of paying up to 2 weeks of COVID-19 related Statutory Sick

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