Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) leaders are optimistic about post-Covid-19 recovery time, suggesting it will take an average of 12 months for their businesses to make up for the lost revenue. Chirag Shah, CEO, Nucleus Commercial Finance, who commissioned this research, comments, “it’s encouraging to see such optimism among SMEs about their projected finances as […]
Self-employed workers will be able to claim the fourth Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Grant from 22 April 2021. Commenting on the launch of the grant, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) said the scheme has opened later than planned to allow HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to “manage demand”.
Increasing customer demand and the easing of lockdown restriction produced a rebound in small business activity across nearly all parts of the UK in March, as COVID-19 restrictions eased at the end of the first quarter.
Small business confidence has risen to its highest level since autumn 2014, a major study has revealed.
Parents are being encouraged to check whether they are missing out on a tax-free childcare bonus of £500. Families using tax-free childcare accounts to pay for their childcare costs could receive a Government top-up worth up to £500 every three months, but thousands are missing out on the payout, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has […]
A new scheme that supports small and medium-sized businesses with a grant of up to £2,000 has opened. The scheme provides grants to help tackle the new admin requirements for imports and exports to and from EU countries, as well as elsewhere in the world, or the movement of goods between GB and Northern Ireland. […]
A special police task force, tackling fraud in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, says it is investigating 6,000 cases of cybercrime, worth a staggering total of £34.5 million since March last year. The Action Fraud team is investigating many cases, but said that of those reporting a cyber-attack to volunteer-run Cyber Helpline, only a quarter […]
A new study has found that nearly six in 10 (59 per cent) small business owners loaned personal money to their business during the pandemic to help it survive. Research undertaken by one of Europe’s largest small business lenders, iwoca, showed that many owners had taken drastic steps during the pandemic to support their business. […]
To help businesses with the ongoing impact of the pandemic the Government has decided to extend measures in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (the Act) to protect struggling companies. The extension to the measures introduced in the Act, includes an extension of the suspension of liability for wrongful trading from 30 April 2021 to […]
Rules coming into effect from 1 January 2022 will mean that nine in 10 estates that are not subject to Inheritance Tax (IHT) will no longer need to complete IHT forms as part of the probate process. Meanwhile, a temporary measure that is currently in place so that IHT returns can be submitted without a […]