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How do I claim the Self Employment Grant?

Today is the first day (13 May 2020) you can claim your Self Employment Income Support Scheme Grant (SEISS). We’ll show you here how to go about it, as we can’t apply for you, but there are a few steps to go through first. *Update: The SEISS has been extended to 31 August 2020. Check…


Questions on the 80% HMRC grant for furloughed employees

The Chancellor announced on Friday 20 March 2020 that any employees being furloughed (temporarily laid off) would be paid 80% of their wage, under a new Job Retention Scheme, so here’s what we know so far. Please check out our main Stay Positive COVID19 page for other info. We also have a specific page for…


You say I don’t need to pay tax now, but which are automatically deferred, and which do I have to arrange?

The Government has announced a lot of support for Small Businesses, to help us through the current Pandemic. Some of the financial support announced includes deferring or arranging time to pay for your business and personal taxes. This is fantastic news, however, we are seeing some confusion around which taxes are automatically deferred, and which…


New financial help for the self-employed

Tonight’s announcement from the Chancellor has been long-awaited.   Last week we heard of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and the self-employed have been waiting since then for something similar. It has been an anxious time, but tonight’s announcements brought new financial help. So here are the details that we know: You will be funded…


5 Top Tips to Reduce Your Business Tax

With the end of the tax year fast approaching, what can you do to save any last minute business tax? This will apply to you if you’re a limited company coming up to your year end of 31 March 2020, or if you’re a sole trader or partnership business coming up to the end of…