Tag Archives: COVID-19

Lockdown 3 Business Support Options

Lockdown

Happy New Year! Hopefully we are now on the third and final lockdown journey. Whilst this period means yet more strain on business finances, there is cash support available over the next few months and we are here to help guide you through this. Here is a summary of the current […]

Guide summarising government support for businesses

business support

Following the second national lockdown we have created a handy guide for businesses of all sizes to understand the support available to them and to find out more, including links to apply under the various schemes.   Over the course of the year the government has responded to the devastating […]

Company cars and private use

company car

A benefit in kind tax charge arises where a company car is available for private use by an employee. The charge is reduced proportionately for any period of unavailability of at least 30 days. This period can span two tax years. H M Revenue & Customs’ reading of the legislation […]

Pension death benefits – right pension, right nomination, right now?

pension wealth

A reported surge* in people wanting to write or amend their wills at the start of COVID-19 (with some legal firms claiming a jump in demand of up to 76%), tells us that the pandemic has sharply focused peoples’ minds on making sure their affairs are in order and that […]

Corporation tax losses as a result of Covid-19?

tax loss

Is your company expecting to make a loss as a result of the global pandemic?   If so, you may be interested to learn that HMRC has recently updated its guidance relating to repayment of corporation tax based on anticipated losses.   Tax repayments are possible where surplus losses made […]

What are the tax implications of the July 2020 Summer Statement for homeowners?

homeowner tax

If home is where the heart is, homeowners are consistently at the heart of any Budget and last week’s Summer Statement proved no exception.   Prior to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement last week there were whispers of a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) slash to be introduced from Autumn […]

Summer Statement 8 July 2020 – Robson Laidler summary

Plan for Jobs

Discussing the continuing effects of Covid-19 on the economy Rishi Sunak’s Summer Economic Statement covers several important issues, which are explained in more detail below. COVID-19 has been rife with uncertainty and financial instability for many, and H M Treasury made it clear what it believed the focus of the […]

Helpful guide for SMEs about the changes to the furlough scheme

The government has announced a number of changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – more commonly referred to as ‘furlough’. These changes start to take effect from tomorrow (Wednesday 1 July).   To help SMEs understand the changes and how they apply to them, we have produced a handy […]

An update from RL Wealth: Covid 19 – what have we learned?

I’ll not to start this with the usual “I hope this finds you well?” as this seems to be at the start of every fund manager communication we’ve had since this crisis began!   I do genuinely hope though that you and your family are managing to stay healthy and sane […]

As the Government starts to lift the lockdown, how can you prepare your business?

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We know how tough the past few weeks have been for SMEs and with an easing of lockdown rules approaching, getting your business ready for operating in a post-lockdown world has its own unique challenges. Businesses now have increased obligations and responsibilities – from ensuring adherence to social distancing measures […]