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Lockdown 3.0: Business Support Portal

Welcome to our Business Support Portal

In order to easily collate all of the relevant information from the government throughout the 3rd Lockdown we will be regularly updating this Business Support Portal. We would also like to remind you that we remain fully operational throughout the Lockdown. Our reception team are on hand to take your call and direct you to the correct member of team.

If you need any help or advice during this time please do get in touch and we will support and guide you through these unprecedented times.

Key Information

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has currently been extended until 30 April 2021. We are currently helping clients to furlough their staff and ensure that all claims are actioned correctly and successfully.

The cap is currently set at £2,500 and is proportional to the hours not worked. We can help you to claim this support.

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has also been extended. Capped at £7,500, you are able to claim for loss of earnings between 1 November 2020 and 29 January 2021.

Claims must be submitted on or before 29 January 2021. Our team remain available to help you submit this claim.

If you deferred VAT between 20 March and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make, you can pay the deferred VAT in full on or before 31 March 2021 or opt in to the VAT deferral new payment scheme when it launches in 2021.

We will keep all our clients updated on this new scheme when it is announced.

With the new grants announced by the Chancellor at the beginning of Lockdown 3.0, our team are helping businesses understand how much support they are entitled to.

Please get in touch for further advice and help submitting your claim as and when the support becomes available.

We are helping many clients focus on ensuring their businesses make it through the 3rd Lockdown by taking over their payroll processes.

If you require help with this lengthy but necessary action, please get in touch with a member of our experienced payroll team.

Jan 14 CJRS claim deadline for December
Jan 29 SEISS 3rd grant window closes
Jan 31 Deadline for submitting online 2019-20  Self-Assessment returns
Jan 31 Self-Assessment tax due and deadline for setting up Time to Pay arrangements with HMRC
Feb 8 National Apprenticeship Week
Feb 15 CJRS claim deadline for January
Mar 1 VAT construction reverse charge starts
Mar 3 Spring Budget
Mar 15 CJRS claim deadline for February
Mar 22 Last day of the Covid Corporate Finance Facility
Mar 31 Last day for applying for a Coronavirus loan
Mar 31 Last day for reduced 5% VAT rate for tourism and hospitality sector
Mar 31 Last day of 90-day VAT option to tax window
Mar 31 Payment of deferred VAT or use payment scheme to spread the amount owing over 11 equal instalments
Mar 31 Last day for the apprentice recruitment incentive (extended from Jan 31 in the Spending Review)
Apr 1 New R&D Tax Credit cap imposed
Apr 5 End of tax year 2020-2021
Apr 6 Start of tax year 2021-2022 and Off-Payroll working rules for private sector
Apr 14 CJRS claim deadline for March
Apr 30 Last day of the CJRS
Apr 30 Minimum Income Floor reapplied – affecting self-employed claiming Universal Credit
May 1 First day of JSS (successor to CJRS)
May 14 CJRS claim deadline for April
May xx SEISS claim for fourth grant covering Feb – Apr 2021
Jul 31 Self-Assessment payment on account due
Jan 1 £1m Annual Investment Allowance drops to £200,000
Jan 31 Virtual witnessing of wills ends

Important Information

Following the announcement from the government on 4 January 2021, we will continue to work at home wherever possible whilst still maintaining our level of service to our clients. January is a busy month with the deadline for personal tax return submission (and tax payments) being 31st January and we will fully support our clients in meeting these deadlines. Our reception remains open and our phone lines open as normal.

Our payroll team also remain fully functional and supportive of clients and continue to make claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. If this is an area where we do not already assist you and you would like some support, please get in touch with us.

Previous COVID-19 Articles

COVID-19 October Round Up

October 24, 2020

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Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Extension

October 21, 2020

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SEISS (Self Employed Income Support Scheme) Extension

October 10, 2020

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Small Business Support Grant

August 19, 2020

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Kickstart Scheme

July 9, 2020

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COVID-19: Understanding Flexible Furlough

June 22, 2020

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COVID-19: Discretionary Top-Up Grant

June 10, 2020

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CJRS Extension Update and Changes

June 1, 2020

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