Covid19 Update – Funding for Charities – 18 November 2020

An £840,000 fund looking to improve charities’ digital services has opened for applications.
The Sector Challenge Programme will award grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to charities working in four different cause areas: early years, mental health and wellbeing, sexual abuse and domestic violence, and financial wellbeing.
Funding comes from …

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Covid19 Update for Charities – 17 November 2020

Charity volunteers in England are exempt from rules about mixing households during the pandemic but should volunteer from home if possible, according to the latest government guidance.

The Guidance, which sets out the rules on “safe and effective volunteering” during the second national lockdown, was published late last week.

It says that “while volunteering, people can meet in groups of any…

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Retention Scheme & Job Retention Bonus Update 16 November 2020

HMRC has now provided updated guidance in relation to the Scheme extension effective from 1st November 2020 which was issued on the 10th November and further updated late evening on the 13th November 2020 and is now contained in 12 separate documents, the links to which are included below. If you wish to make a claim…

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BEWARE 20 October penalties deadline – Tax and Penalty Regime to start for CJRS and SEISS claims

HMRC has brought into law significant tax and penalty charges for Incorrect claims relating to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme and coronavirus business support grants.
HMRC believes that up approximately 3.5 billion has been overclaimed on the CJRS scheme alone. They have received over 8,000 calls to their fraud hotline

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Coronavirus – Job Retention Bonus – October 2020

In his Summer Statement the chancellor announced that the government is introducing a new Coronavirus Job Retention bonus to reward and incentivise employers who continue to employ their furloughed employees through to the end of January 2021. Further details have been released by HMRC this week…

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Burgis & Bullock wins technology award at FirstPro 2020

A leading accountancy firm which has offices across Warwickshire has been recognised for its innovative use of... - read more