Details Of The Latest CJRS “Furlough” Grants
The fourth version of the CJRS “furlough” grant scheme starts on 1 May 2021 and will run until 30 September with employees affected continuing to be supported such that they are entitled to be paid at least 80% of their “usual pay” subject to a limit of £2,500 a month for hours not worked.
The government, via HMRC, will continue to provide support up to this 80% figure for the months of May and June. The government support then reduces to 70% for July and the 60% for August and September with the employer being required to make up the difference. The employer is also required to pay national insurance contributions and pension contributions on the full amount paid to the employee.
Further Information About The Chancellor’s March 2021 Budget
In the Budget on 3rd March the Chancellor announced a new 130% tax relief for expenditure on new plant and machinery incurred between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2023. It turns out that this new tax relief is only available to limited companies and the latest Finance Bill reveals a nasty sting in the tail when the equipment is sold, as the clawback on disposal is potentially at the same 130% rate. So, if a new item of plant cost £100,000 the company would be able to deduct £130,000 in arriving at taxable profits thus saving £24,700 in corporation tax at 19%.
New Personal Service Company Rules Start In April 2021
The “off-payroll” working rules that apply to certain workers supplying their services to clients via their own personal service companies start from 6th of April 2021.
The Chancellor’s March Budget 2021
In the Chancellor’s second real Budget on 3rd March 2021 he announced that he had to level with people about the state of the UK economy. Prior to Budget day there were fewer leaks than normal about possible tax changes.
There were however announcements prior to Budget day of grants for High Street businesses and the hospitality sector and the widely predicted extension of the furlough scheme.
Top Tips for Driving Your Business Development Efforts
Business Developments (BD) is often misunderstood. Some might say that it’s all about relationships, another will say it’s all about sales and others will talk about marketing. They are all right, in a way. BD is the creation of long-term value for a firm, through effective management of customers, markets and relationships.
Deliver Effective Training When Working Remotely
Providing training for your team when they are working remotely can be challenging.
Delivering a training session to a room full of people can be difficult enough. Engaging with your audience remotely presents a whole new challenge.
Time to Review Your Will?
Top of the to do list for many individuals is to make or update their will. Many think this is something to leave until later in life but it is important to get things in place once property is acquired or when children come along.
New VAT Rules For Construction Sector Start on 1 March 2021
New VAT rules are finally due to come into effect this March which will impact on accounting for VAT for transactions in the construction sector. These new rules, which were originally scheduled to start back in October 2019, have already been delayed twice as there was a lack of awareness of the changes in the industry.
Important VAT 2021 Dates
Here at McIntrye Stuart we have supplied key VAT dates for 2021 to put in the diary so you do not forget.