HMRC Employer Bulletin April 2021

The latest HMRC Employer Bulletin has just been released on-line. As the new tax year starts, the Employer Bulletin 89 has some important information following the Spring Budget and Tax Policies and Consultations for Spring 2021. There’s also information about COVID-19 easements, new products, guidance updates and information for your employees. This latest edition of the Employer…

Fresh wave of Covid-19 Business Grant funding launched

Businesses adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic will receive fresh support from the new £5 billion Restart Grants scheme launching on 1st April as the government calls on Councils to get funds to business owners as soon as possible. Businesses in England in the non-essential retail sector will be eligible for one-off grants of up…

Business Rates Relief boosted with new £1.5 billion pot

Some business ratepayers adversely affected by COVID-19 are to get a share of a £1.5 billion discount on their bills. Key features of the scheme include: new Business Rates relief fund of £1.5 billion for businesses affected by COVID-19 outside the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors targeted support delivered as appeals against rates bills on…

Chamber Chat: March 2021

The March Chamber Chat is available here. Content includes: Note from the President AGM update Subscription reminder Emerging from Lockdown Local Independents Window sticker Member Business Spotlight: BCT Accountants answers 10 key questions Top tips for Business Brighter Boroughbridge Initiatives

Coronavirus Financial Support For Your Business

Several coronavirus grant and other support schemes are now in operation depending on your type and size of business. It can be a little confusing at times as to what is available, when and to whom. A useful summary can be found on the Harrogate Borough Council’s website which you may find helpful.

Budget 2021: Key Points

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, gave something of a tour-de-force in delivering his second budget today. In addition to freezing duty on Alcohol and Fuel (always welcome though rare!), there will be further Coronavirus support, including: Furlough to be extended until the end of September Government to continue paying 80% of employees’ wages for hours they…

The Roadmap to End Lockdown

Yesterday evening (22nd February) the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, outlined the long-awaited steps to exiting the current Covid-19 lockdown. The key initial date for businesses is 12th April. Subject to various conditions being met regarding continued control of the virus: All shops allowed to open Restaurants and pub gardens will be allowed to serve customers…

HMRC Employer Bulletin February 2021 now available

HMRC’s Employer Bulletin: February 2021 is now available and has some important information and updates to help you prepare for the end of the tax year. There’s also guidance about new products and changes which may affect you and gives you access to further information. This edition of the Employer Bulletin covers: Coronavirus Job Retention…