COVID-19: The key dates for your tax diary

There are a number of Government support measures to help businesses through the coronavirus pandemic, as well as various business tax obligations being deferred. However, it can be difficult to keep track of all of the dates, deadlines and requirements,

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Can I save money by leasing a car through my company?

Is it cheaper to lease a car through a limited company? It’s a question we’re often asked, but the answer isn’t quite so straightforward.

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COVID-19: UK businesses owed more than £133 billion since lockdown began

UK businesses are owed more than £133 billion since the lockdown measures began in March, with the average business waiting on £148,917 for work that was completed before the lockdown.

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COVID-19: Government’s Bounce Back Loan Scheme distributes £23 billion in finance

The Government’s Bounce Back Loans Scheme has provided more than £23 billion in finance to more than 780,000 businesses, according to the latest research.

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High Streets Task Force launches to provide “invaluable advice” to businesses affected by COVID-19

A new package of support will help high street businesses “get back on their feet” following the coronavirus lockdown, the Government has said.

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Trade Credit Reinsurance scheme to support 630,000 UK businesses

More than 630,000 UK businesses have been given the confidence to trade during Covid-19 after the Government announced guarantees of up to £10 billion to Trade Credit Insurance schemes.

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New Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill to extend accounting deadlines

The new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill will help maximise your business’ chance of survival throughout the coronavirus pandemic, it has been suggested.

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One-third of SMEs ‘may never re-open’ after Covid-19, study reveals

One-third of small businesses believe they will never reopen as a result of Covid-19 disruption, according to the latest research.

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More than 423,000 workers were paid less than the National Minimum Wage in 2019

More than 423,000 workers were paid less than the National Minimum Wage (NMW) in 2019, according to a recent study.

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme open for business

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is now open for business, weeks ahead of schedule.

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Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme – eligibility restrictions for small businesses

The Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) supports small businesses by providing finance to smaller businesses that cannot obtain finance from their lender because of insufficient security. The British Business Bank has now announced that a number of eligibility restrictions are in

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Points-based immigration system works for small businesses providing “costs are kept down”, says FSB

The Government’s new immigration system “works for small businesses”, but only if costs can be kept to a minimum, an industry body has said.

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A quarter of SMEs fear they will go bust within five years

According to research from accounting software platform Xero, a quarter of small business owners believe their company will go bust within the next five years.

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Consumers set to spend £4.4 billion with small businesses this Christmas

According to the latest research, British consumers are set to spend £4.4 billion with small businesses this Christmas.

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Managing business expenses is the biggest headache for SMEs

According to the latest research, managing travel costs and business expenses are the two biggest headaches for businesses in the UK.

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