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Community Infrastructure Levy

Posted: 27 May 2020

‘Developments granted planning permission on or after 1 April 2020 may be liable to pay the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)’

For more details on CIL and planning obligations click here: www.canterbury.gov.uk

Please email info@burgesshodgon.co.uk if you have any questions regarding this.

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Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Posted: 19 May 2020

View our breakdown of the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay rebate scheme here: Statutory Sick Pay Rebate

 

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Cycle to Work Scheme Extended.

Posted: 13 May 2020

The Government have announced a £2 billion investment in the cycle to work scheme including funding for new bike lanes etc.

There is currently a shortage of bicycles following the Governments advice to avoid public transport and use more active means of transport. This shortage has led to an increase in bicycle prices. Any employer that doesn’t have a cycle to work scheme already, may wish to consider one.

For more information visit:

www.gov.uk/government/news/2-billion-package-to-create-new-era-for-cycling-and-walking

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52564351

www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-8307775/Halfords-shares-shoot-26-following-Boris-Johnsons-speech.html

www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/11/huge-demand-for-cycles-during-lockdown-set-to-rise-further

If you have any questions on the cycle to work scheme please email us at: info@burgesshodgson.co.uk

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Furlough Extension

Posted: 12 May 2020

The government has announced a four month extension to the Furlough Scheme.

The scheme will continue for all sectors until the 31st October 2020 but will offer greater flexibility; Employers currently using the scheme will then be able to bring furloughed employees back part-time. The 80% of wages up to £2,500 remains unchanged. However the government will ask companies to “start sharing” the cost of furloughing from August 2020. Details of this are yet to be confirmed. We will update our website when more information is available.

 

To read more visit: www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52634759

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

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Extra Funds for Small Businesses

Posted: 06 May 2020

Local business grant fund scheme will get a top up to provide Covid-19 support to small businesses that previously missed out.

£617 million will be made available to local authorities to support small businesses that have had to limit or suspend services due to Covid-19 related reasons and are experiencing ongoing fixed property-related costs. The scheme is aimed at businesses that pay council tax, rather than business rates, so would otherwise miss out on previously announced schemes or support. (more…)

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Opens Early

Posted: 06 May 2020

HMRC have started to contact taxpayers that may be eligible to claim self-employment income support as part of the Government’s efforts to help those effected by Covid-19.

Download our information sheet here: SEISS Claims

If you have any questions on this please do ask your normal Burgess Hodgson contact or email info@burgesshodgson.co.uk

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Reminder: HMRC VAT Deferral, Direct Debits

Posted: 01 May 2020

If your business wants to take advantage of the HMRC deferral of VAT payments remember to cancel any direct debits as soon as possible, ideally this should be a minimum of five working days before the filing date of the return.

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

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Business “Bounce Back” Loans

Posted: 28th April 2020

A new scheme was announced yesterday, which is due to be operational from 4 May and designed to simplify and speed up loans for small businesses. Detailed terms are awaited, but we have given an initial outline below, with some explanatory articles: (more…)

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Find Coronavirus Financial Support for your Business

Coronavirus (COVID-19) support is available to employers and the self-employed. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants.
Use this business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business:

https://www.gov.uk/business-coronavirus-support-finder

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Furlough Extension and Self Employed Grant Calculation

Posted: 17th April 2020

The furlough scheme has been extended to 30th June 2020.

For full details visit: www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-extends-furlough-scheme-to-end-of-june

The basis for detailed calculation on self employed support is also now available, click here.

If you have any questions please email: info@burgesshodgson.co.uk

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