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  • 10 November, 2020

    Student Tax Scams

    Readers with children at university should pass on this message as students starting university this year are being warned by HMRC that they could be targeted by a fresh wave of student tax scams.As new students start the academic year,... read more

  • 2 November, 2020

    Business Support Measures for the New National Lockdown

    Business Support Measures The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson speaking at a press conference on Saturday night, 31 October 2020, confirmed widespread expectations of a second national lockdown in England to help stem the growing resurgence of the coronavirus. The Government was... read more

  • 23 October, 2020

    New Covid Business Support Measures

    The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has delivered his third major statement on Covid business support to the House of Commons in less than a month. This followed the Winter Economy Plan on 24 September and further announcements on 9 October that... read more

  • 15 October, 2020

    Should I Register As Self Employed Or Limited Company?

    Self Employed Or Limited Company? We are asked almost daily whether it would be best to be a sole trader (it means the same as self-employed) or start a limited company. There are several issues you need to understand before coming... read more

  • 12 October, 2020

    Job Support Scheme Expansion

    On Friday 9 October, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced an extension to the Job Support Scheme (JSS). The expanded Job Support Scheme will include additional support for employees of businesses that are forced to close because of local or national... read more

  • 8 October, 2020

    Tax on Airbnb Lettings

    It is likely that anyone who has not paid tax on Airbnb lettings is about to be found out. Airbnb's own UK accounts for the year to 31 December 2019 include a statement that the company will share data with... read more

  • 5 October, 2020

    SEISS Penalties

    HMRC announced in July how they were going to penalise taxpayers who misused the SEISS grant. They are asking people to take a close look at the claim they made and review whether the claim was either appropriate or excessive... read more