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Briefing 15 – 15th October

By: The England and Company Team     |     Published 16th October 2020

With recent announcements from Rishi Sunak on the Government’s Winter Economic Plan, which outlined new as well as extensions of existing support schemes, we thought it was time to update you all. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – CJRS This scheme is now in its final month, with the scheme now confirmed as ending on 31st October […]




HMRC now receiving letting data from Airbnb

By: The England and Company Team     |     Published 7th October 2020

Landlords should realise that HMRC will know about their lettings through Airbnb, so full disclosure of all their taxable property income is essential, including for all prior years. Reuters recently reported that the Airbnb UK accounts for the year to 31 December 2019 include a statement that the company will share data with HMRC about the earnings of […]




Research and development claims for SMEs


By: The England and Company Team     |     Published 6th October 2020

What is R&D Research and Developments (R&D) relief supports companies that work on innovative projects in science and technology. A company that seeks to research or develop an advance in their field, even if a project is ultimately unsuccessful, can make a claim. Work qualifying for R&D relief must be part of a specific project […]




Employment and self-employment changes for IR35

By: The England and Company Team     |     Published 5th October 2020

One of the most talked about changes in recent years is the new IR35 off-payroll rules, applying to those working via a personal service company (PSC) for a public sector body from 6 April 2017. These rules are scheduled to be rolled out into the private sector from 6 April 2021 for medium and large […]




Directors duties and wrongful trading – some practical advice

By: The England and Company Team     |     Published 1st October 2020

End of temporary suspension on personal liability on directors At the beginning of the pandemic the UK government temporarily removed the risk of personal liability for directors due to the  unprecedented conditions caused by the crisis, knowing it would cause major problems for directors in assessing whether their business could continue to trade and that […]




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Briefing 11 – 12th August

By: The England and Company Team     |     Published 14th August 2020

SELF-EMPLOYED INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME (SEISS) This section of the briefing is specifically focused at out Self-Employed or Partnership member clients.  For clarity, you are not self-employed if you own shares and are a Director of a Limited company business you control. In May, those self-employed that were eligible, were able to make a grant claim […]





Job Retention Scheme – 31st July deadline

By: The England and Company Team     |     Published 24th July 2020

This is a reminder to companies planning to make a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claim for the period ending on or before 30 June, make sure it’s completed by 31 July, as this is the last date to make those claims. From the 1 August the Job Retention Scheme will no longer fund employers’ National Insurance and pension contributions, for furloughed […]




Briefing 10 moving up

Briefing 10 – 17th July

By: The England and Company Team     |     Published 20th July 2020

As you will all no doubt know by now, Chancellor Rishi Sunak, announced ‘A Plan for Jobs’ last week. This announcement outlines how the Government plan to protect jobs and boost job creation. The Plan includes: Job Retention Bonus – HMRC will introduce a one-off payment of £1,000 to UK employers for each furloughed employee who […]




England and Company’s Cheryl Lawes discusses her involvement with the Bowra Foundation and offers advice to others considering becoming a trustee of a charity.

By: Cheryl Lawes     |     Published 13th July 2020
Last week you joined Mark Bowra on Day 30 of his Bowra1000 challenge. Do you want to start by telling us a little bit more about Mark and The Bowra Foundation? Mark is a remarkable character; I can honestly say it has been a humbling experience getting to know him. For those of you that [...] Read More...



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