Insider March 2021

Opt-in to vat deferral new payment scheme by 31 March 2021, personal allowance and higher-rate threshold to increase 0.5%, changes to prompt-payment code aim to end late payments and record number miss self-assessment filing deadline due to COVID-19. Read more.

Supporting the region through economic recovery

West of England Mayor Tim Bowles and the West of England Combined Authority are bringing the region together, alongside the Local Enterprise Partnership, business, universities and the region’s councils to drive economic recovery and renewal, following the impact of Covid-19…

Post COVID-19 support for businesses

Since the Budget in March, businesses have seen a stream of different support schemes and policies announced to help them manage the financial impacts of the coronavirus lockdown. When Chancellor Rishi Sunak stood in the House of Commons again on…

HMRC resumes investigations after COVID-19

After temporarily pausing tax investigations as COVID-19 business support measures rolled out earlier this year, HMRC has restarted probes into businesses and individuals’ tax affairs. The Revenue has also started to direct its attention towards the misuse of coronavirus support…

Working from home during COVID-19

On Monday 16 March 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the public to work from home where possible in an attempt to contain the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the UK. For more than 1.7 million people it was business as…