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Commercial Premises – Extension of No-Eviction Provisions

Posted: 16 September 2020

Provisions are to be introduced to prevent commercial tenants from being evicted until the end of the year (unless extended again). This means that commercial tenants which have not paid March, June and September quarters’ rent cannot be evicted.

The announcement can be found here:


Detailed rules are awaited.


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Company House are Resuming Strike Off’s

Posted: 10 September 2020

Companies House are resuming the voluntary strike off process today, which had been suspended in April this year, due to the coronavirus outbreak.  Any company that made an application to be struck off before July this year will be struck off and dissolved over the next 4 weeks.

Companies House are due to resume the compulsory strike off process, for those companies that do not appear to be active and have not kept up to date with their filing requirements, from 10 October.

For more information visit: www.gov.uk/government/news/companies-house-resumes-voluntary-strike-off-process

If you have any questions regarding this please contact us at info@burgesshodgson.co.uk


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New Grants for Businesses Affected by Local Lockdowns

“Businesses in England that are required to shut because of local interventions will now be able to claim up to £1,500 per property every three weeks.”

Read the Government Update here: www.gov.uk/government/news/ministers-announce-new-grants-for-businesses-affected-by-local-lockdowns

If you have any questions on these grants please contact us at info@burgesshodgson.co.uk

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Government Update on Social Contact

The announcement this afternoon was that group sizes will be limited to 6 from Monday.

There are a number of exemptions to this, including households which themselves are larger than 6, education, work, organised team sports, etc. Pubs and restaurants can have more than 6 people in – but separate groups of people within them must be no more than 6. (more…)

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£3.5bn in Furlough Claims are Fraudulent or Paid in Error

Posted: 09 September 2020

“Up to £3.5bn in Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme payments may have been claimed fraudulently or paid out in error, the government has said.” Read the BBC news article here: www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54066815

It is the Employers responsibility to ensure that they, and their employees are following the furlough scheme rules, and have not been overpaid.

If you believe you have overclaimed / been overpaid, click here to see your options to correct your claims via CJRS.

If you need more information please contact us at payroll@burgesshodgson.co.uk 

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Wedding Cancellations and Refund Guidance

Posted: 07 September 2020

The Government has today published detailed guidance on wedding cancellations or postponements affected by COVID-19, together with its views on how the law applies to contracts with providers of wedding venues, suppliers & refunds.





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Kickstart Scheme

Posted: 03 September 2020

Details have been published on the Kickstart scheme to provide employment opportunities to young people.

The scheme is aimed at finding work placements for unemployed 16-24 year olds.

The BBC news article is useful in explaining the scheme in outline:


Detailed guidance is available here:



If you have any questions please contact us at info@burgesshodgson.co.uk


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Public Service Pensions Consultation

In December 2018 the courts ruled that the transitional measures introduced during the 2015 public service pension scheme reforms directly discriminated against some younger pension scheme members.

A consultation was recently announced by HM Treasury to address this issue:



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Compliance Reviews

Posted: 26 August 2020

HMRC has started compliance reviews into furlough claims. For more information click here: https://www.att.org.uk/technical/news/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-compliance-letters

If you have any questions on your furlough claims please email us at info@burgesshodgson.co.uk

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Does your practice need a tax and accounting health check?

Ask our panel of experts your questions at our free webinar.

Wednesday 30th September 2020 at 5pm

To register please click here. 

If you would like any further information or wish to submit your questions ahead of time please email marketing@burgesshodgson.co.uk 

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