Economic Update 2020

Economic Update 2020 Introduction It’s safe to say Chancellor Rishi Sunak did not expect to be delivering the first official fiscal statement less than four months after his maiden Budget speech back in March, but here we are. The economic impact of COVID-19 has resulted in the UK’s debt-to-GDP ratio breaking the 100% mark for […]

‘Self-employed can claim support in mid-May’

HMRC intends to contact millions of people eligible for the self-employed income support scheme by the middle this month. Those workers who have lost profits due to COVID-19 will be invited to submit online claims for payments, which will be made by early June. The scheme provides taxable grants worth 80% of a self-employed worker’s […]

WORKING FROM HOME DURING COVID-19

Can employees reclaim any expenses? On Monday 16 March 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the public to work from home where possible in an attempt to contain the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the UK. For more than 1.7 million people it was business as usual, as they already worked from home for their main […]

Coronavirus support for businesses

Options to limit the financial damage of COVID-19. It’s hard to believe that Rishi Sunak has only been the Chancellor since Valentine’s Day, given what he’s had to deal with in a matter of weeks since. On the back of delivering a Spring Budget, Sunak has revealed an unprecedented multi-billion-pound stimulus package to support businesses […]

Different types of business structures

You’ve got a business idea, you’ve got the skills, the concept, the motivation and maybe even someone that’s keen to pay for your services, but where do you start? What will you call your business? What business structure will suit it best? It may be that as your business grows you run through several different […]