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7th Jul 2021
...so, if someone has ceased trading since 5 April 2021 they WILL qualify? I can't see the "continuing" test anywhere in their guidance this time around. I have someone who ceased in June 2021, couldn't get PI cover at a sensible price so has retired, and he's just asked the question.
1st Jun 2021
As we had no input into the claims and are reliant on client letting us know figures, where claims went into personal accounts this gives the opportunity for errors to creep in. I have one delayed CIS reclaim case, and have a horrible feeling it's down to a £2 error....
22nd Jan 2021
Spot on, John - an efficient small practice works at close to capacity, so if the extra furlough claim work, hand-holding etc increases the workload by 25%, something has to give.
31st Dec 2020
The blanket 3 month extension for Company accounts filing at Companies House (thus de-aligning filing and CT payment deadlines), and the extra month for Confirmation Statements, was somehow different, then? Quite a few SA Tax Returns are "linked" to Company account filing. A simple penalty waiver would be easy to set up, like the removal of interest on late July 2020 SA payments.
22nd Dec 2020
You can furlough for less than 7 days, it's the claim period that can't be less than 7 days; HMRC give an example of 1 day a week.
11th Nov 2020
I have a client who (don't ask why) purchased an existing business on 2 Nov, employees retained (TUPE rules applied). I assume furloughing won't be possible due to PAYE Scheme not even existing on cut-off date, but are there any applicable exceptions please?
29th Aug 2020
I have discussed the "moral issue" of claiming SEISS with a few clients now, with the starting point that even a tiny negative impact means a claim would be valid. What I say to them is that the decision is theirs, but the grant will soon disappear, it's unlikely to be repeated, and what would they do if the full financial impact on their business has merely been delayed, with a slump brought on by customer redundancies when furlough ends, or a second wave, or any other unknowable? Claim it, tuck it away if not needed now, and see how it all pans out.
28th Aug 2020
Most PPE protects the customer, not you, so I'd say no duality.
23rd Apr 2020
The guidance states "You can make your claim in anticipation of an imminent payroll run, at the point you run your payroll or after you have run your payroll ." so yes, you can make a CJRS claim before payday. Why do you think not, and why would you delay a claim for essential funding? I've not got many clients who would be happy to wait!
22nd Apr 2020
Apart from weekly payrolls, can anyone explain the scenario whereby an employee starting between 1 and 19 March would be in an RTI submission before 20 March? This seems a ridiculous situation, where the rules were changed to help, but most monthly payrolls will be unable to use this help. I have just one client who this affects, but it's annoying to say the least, and he's not really accepting my explanations.