Tax Tip

Financial support for employees

The “Job Support Scheme” has been postponed, and the “Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme” has been extended until 31st March 2021.

The extension of this furlough scheme will apply for claims between 1st November 2020 and 31st March 2021.

During the period 1st November to 31st January furloughed employees will receive 80% of their usual salary for the hours not worked. Maximum grant […]

Next Self Employment Income Grant

Just a week to go until the start of next Self Employment Income Support Scheme Grant (SEISS) payments.

The first payment will be paid to those who are currently eligible for the Self Employment Income Support Scheme. They must continue trading, despite reduced sales due to the crisis.

This lump sum grant will be calculated on profits earned during 1st […]

Winter Economy Plan is latest financial help package

Announced on Thursday 24th September, the new Winter Economy Plan, was announced by the Chancellor.

The package of measures applies to all regions and nations of the UK, include:-

A new Jobs Support Scheme to protect millions of returning workers.

Extending the Self Employment Income Support Scheme.

Continuing the 15% VAT cut for the hospitality and tourism sectors.

More help for […]

  • Tax on property sales

Tax charge when you sell residential property investments

Since 1st July 2020, in most instances, you are required to report and pay tax within 30 days when you make a profit on the sale of a residential property that is not your main home.

The change has drastically reduced the previous time gap between the date of sale and the date of paying the tax.  You will now be […]

  • accountancy and tax advice

Accountancy and tax advice for property investors

Property and Wealth
Owning a property portfolio is an aim of many people. Whether the portfolio runs alongside a trading business or becomes the main focus, the appeal is to accumulate a capital asset which can produce a stream of income.

Because ad+ has so many clients who own property investments, this is a topic in which we have a special interest.

We […]

  • Corona-Covid-financial-help-business

Scotland Eases Lockdown

Scotland: Route map for moving out of lockdown.

The document we have all been waiting for has been published. Download by clicking this link: ‘COVID-19: Framework for Decision Making – Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis’

Changes to working or running a business

Remote working remains the default position for those who can.
For those workplaces that are […]

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Coronavirus financial help for Scotland & VAT payments

Scotland: new sources of Coronavirus financial help
Three new grants became available this week to help Scottish businesses negatively impacted by the Coronavirus:

Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund
Creative, Tourism & Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund
Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund

Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund
It may be difficult to secure this grant because it will be “needs based”, and your business must meet the criteria […]

  • Corona-Covid-financial-help-business

 Financial help for liquidity support for SME housebuilders

Scotland: Financial help for liquidity support for SME housebuilders
An emergency loan fund has been announced which will help housebuilders with liquidity.

Who can apply?
SME housebuilders who can demonstrate that:

They are an existing business in Scotland which has been directly affected by COVID-19
Their turnover is less than £45 million and they are building five or more homes per annum
Their business […]

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme portal open

This morning, the HMRC portal opened to accept claims for grant support under the ‘Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’ (CJRS).

ad+ has set up all the processes necessary to claim the job retention grant on behalf of our clients and any other local businesses that require help.

It is essential that all claims are accurate, valid, and supported by written evidence.

If you need […]

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Update 3rd April:  Financial aid to tackle Coronavirus impact

 

This fifth client bulletin concentrates on financial steps business should take now.
Before highlighting new measures, I would like to provide further update on the most important support measures announced to date:

[A]  PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
UPDATE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE

[1]  Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The HMRC application platform is NOT ready yet: it is expected to be available by the end of April 2020.

[2]  […]