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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Updates

On Friday the government updated their retention scheme guidance for the Public Sector:

The government expects that the scheme will not be used by many public sector organisations, as the majority of public sector employees are continuing to provide essential public services or contribute to the response to the coronavirus outbreak. (more…)

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MTD Digital Link Requirement Delayed.

HMRC have announced that the MTD digital link requirement will be delayed by a year to April 2021

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Coronavirus Self Employment Income Support Scheme- Overview

Download our overview of the Coronavirus self employment income support scheme here: Self Employment Income Support Scheme

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

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme- Overview

Download our overview of the Coronavirus job retention scheme here: Job Retention scheme overview

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

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Self Employed Guidance and Job Retention Scheme

Following the announcement yesterday of financial support for the self-employed the government has now published some further detail as to how the scheme will operate. This guidance can be found at –www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme

In addition to this HMRC have now published further details regarding the Coranavirus Job Retention Scheme. This gives further detail regarding the process of ‘furloughing’ employees and how wages paid to ‘furloughed’ employees will be reimbursed by the government. This guidance can be found at  www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Guidance for employees as follows:


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Current Government Support Schemes 

This website gives details of all the government support schemes:



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Support for Self Employed

The government has today announced initial details to support the self-employed during the Coronavirus crisis. Further details of the scheme will follow in the coming weeks but the main features of the scheme as announced are as follows; (more…)

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Income Tax Self Assessment Deferral

HMRC have confirmed that the deferral of the 31 July 2020 Self Assessment Tax Payment previously announced applies to all Self Assessment tax payers. It was originally anticipated that this would only apply to self-employed individuals but it has now been confirmed this applies to all tax payers required to make tax payments due on 31 July 2020.

The official guidance on support for business has been updated to reflect this at www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

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