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03-04-2020
The relief of Clarity for Mixed Dental Practices

The relief of Clarity for Mixed Dental Practices

Good news at last in the clarification of the position for mixed practices, and the ability to claim furloughing and other government assistance. The split between private/NHS is a little more blunt than our suggestion of 10 days or so ago, but the ... read more

31-03-2020
Furloughing Directors, Hokey Cokey, and scams

Furloughing Directors, Hokey Cokey, and scams

Further announcements from NHS England and HMRC are slowing down, as would be expected after the major pronouncements last week. There are a number of areas where the only game is waiting for more comprehensible detail, but there are other areas ... read more

26-03-2020
Private Dentists and Self-employed

Private Dentists and Self-employed

There has been much talk about the NHS and the assistance provided. Work is still going on, and clarity will come in due course. What about private dentists? The bundle of assistance for the self-employed announced today gives up to £2500 per month ... read more

25-03-2020
How on earth does Issue 3 Work?

How on earth does Issue 3 Work?

Okay, so where to start? We have been waiting for this update from NHS England for some time, so it was with some excitement that it was received. The initial comments brought England in line with other parts of the UK, which up to now seem to be ... read more

03-04-2020
Changes announced to Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Changes announced to Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Many small businesses that have applied for a government backed CBILS loan thus far have been offered standard overdrafts and loans – without the Government's 80% guarantee – on the basis that they fit the banks’ criteria for ... read more

01-04-2020
Directors – between a rock and a hard place

Directors – between a rock and a hard place

Directors that have drawn remuneration from their companies as a mix of low salary and higher dividends would seem to be overlooked by the schemes announced in the past two weeks to support the employed and the self-employed. In the first news story ... read more

01-04-2020
Coronavirus tax payment helpline

Coronavirus tax payment helpline

The phone number for the COVID-19 helpline launched earlier this month has been changed to 0800 024 1222. Calls to the previously published number will be redirected. The launch of the new number will help increase capacity. The helpline will field ... read more

01-04-2020
Working Tax Credits increased for one year

Working Tax Credits increased for one year

As part of the package of measures to tackle the Coronavirus outbreak, the government has announced that the basic element Working Tax Credit payments will be increased from an expected £1,995 to £3,040 for the 2020-21 tax year starting ... read more

01-04-2020
Relaxation of phone contracts during COVID-19 outbreak

Relaxation of phone contracts during COVID-19 outbreak

An interesting joint statement from the Government, Ofcom and the telecommunications industry has been published to help offer support to vulnerable consumers and those who may become vulnerable due to circumstances arising from COVID-19. The ... read more

01-04-2020
Further details on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Further details on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

HMRC has published further details on how the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will work in practice. It had already been announced that the new scheme will see the government cover up to 80% of wage costs, up to a cap of £2,500 per month, ... read more

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