Latest news on government supports
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
The service is now closed for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and you can no longer make a claim for the second grant.
There is a new online service to check the status of SEISS payments. Use this if you think the grant amount is too low or HMRC have asked you to update your details for your claim.
Defer your Self- Assessment payment on account due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
This webpage allows you to check what you need to do after 31 July 2020 if you choose to defer your second payment on account for the 2019 to 2020 tax year.
You had the option to defer your second payment on account if you were:
- registered in the UK for Self-Assessment and
- finding it difficult to make that payment by 31 July 2020 due to the impact of coronavirus
You can still pay your deferred July 2020 payment on account any time up to 31 January 2021. There will be no interest or penalty as long as you pay in full by that date.
Job Retention and Bonus Schemes
The Treasury has published its Direction in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Job Retention Bonus Scheme. This is the first step in the Treasury instructing HMRC to be responsible for the payment and management of these schemes. We will issue further guidance to our clients once the details are known. The Job Retention Scheme will apply from 1 November and if your business intends to apply for this support, please contact us and we can estimate your claim in advance and help you make the claim to HMRC.
The list of countries, territories and regions from where you can travel to England, and may not have to self-isolate, regularly changes. If you travel on business, keep your eye on this page. The list was updated on the 18th October and Crete was added to the list. Italy, San Merino and Vatican City State were removed from the list.
These 14 guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe. Priority actions are outlined at the top of each guide. The latest changes are guides for Performing Arts – updated guidance on thinking about risk (section 1) and managing performances (section 3).
This document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). This has been updated to contain guidance for “Local outbreaks”