Lockdown 3.0: 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.
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|