Scott & Wilkinson Blog | Archive 2020

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Summer Economic Update 2020

Date: 09/07/20

New policies and measures announced in the Summer Economic Update aim to secure the UK’s economic recovery from the coronavirus. Read More

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Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Apply From Today

Date: 01/07/20

A reminder of the changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Version 2 that will apply as of 1 July 2020. Read More

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The VAT Payment Deferral Period is Ending

Date: 25/06/20

The VAT payment deferral period that was brought in to support businesses during Covid-19 will be ending on 30 June 2020. Read More

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Eligibility for the Second Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant

Date: 22/06/20

HM Revenue & Customs have confirmed who will be eligible for the second SEISS grant and the deadline for claiming the first grant. Read More

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The Discretionary Grant Fund

Date: 03/06/20

New funds have been made available to local councils to distribute to small and micro businesses that may have missed out on previous grants. Read More

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Version 2

Date: 02/06/20

A summary of the latest changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Read More

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3 Month Extension for Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Date: 01/06/20

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has now been extended for a further 3 months to the end of August. Read More

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Date: 11/05/20

How to check if you are eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Read More

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New Business Bounce Back Loan Scheme

Date: 28/04/20

New 100% Government backed loan scheme for small and medium-sized businesses announced. Read More

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Grant Claims for Furloughed Employees Available From 20 April 2020

Date: 17/04/20

A launch date has been announced by HMRC for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claim portal. Read More

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CBILS Made More Accessible to Small Businesses

Date: 06/04/20

The Chancellor has announced extensions to the current Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme which will make it more accessible to small businesses. Read More

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MTD ‘digital links’ Deadline Deferred

Date: 02/04/20

Due to the impact of Covid-19 HMRC have extended the MTD 'digital links' deadline until 1 April 2021. Read More

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Lancaster City Council Business Grant Advance

Date: 25/03/20

Lancaster City Council have announced that the application process for the Small Businesses Grant is now open, you will also be able to receive an advance payment of this grant. Read More

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Government Update on Business Support

Date: 18/03/20

A further update on the support available to businesses from The Government. Read More

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Covid-19 Business Support Update

Date: 17/03/20

Guidance on the support that will be available to UK businesses in response to the development of Covid-19. Read More

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UK Budget 2020 Headlines

Date: 12/03/20

A glance at the main headlines of the Chancellor's budget for 2020. Read More

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Significant Tax Reduction On Electric Cars

Date: 18/02/20

From 6 April 2020 the treasury has announced that for electric vehicles a benefit in kind rate of 0% will apply. Read More

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