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Fourth self-employed grant now open for online applications image

05 May 2021

Fourth self-employed grant now open for online applications

The online service for applications for the fourth Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant is now open for claims.

Recovery Loan Scheme opens to businesses image

05 May 2021

Recovery Loan Scheme opens to businesses

The Recovery Loan Scheme has been introduced to replace the government's coronavirus lending schemes.

Recent changes to IR35

05 May 2021

Recent changes to IR35 'undermine the self-employed' says IPSE

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed has stated that the recent changes to the rules relating to off-payroll workers, commonly known as IR35, 'undermine the self-employed at the worst possible time'.

CBI calls for extension of Kickstart Scheme as jobs market remains subdued image

05 May 2021

CBI calls for extension of Kickstart Scheme as jobs market remains subdued

The Confederation of British Industry has urged the government to extend the Kickstart Scheme to help young people who are bearing the brunt of the subdued job market.

New 95% mortgage scheme launched image

05 May 2021

New 95% mortgage scheme launched

On 19 April, a government-backed mortgage scheme to help people with 5% deposits get on to the housing ladder was made available to lenders.

New claims required for home working tax relief image

05 May 2021

New claims required for home working tax relief

Employees who are working from home will need to make new claims for tax relief for the 2021/22 tax year, HMRC has stated.

HMRC sets out penalty regime for SEISS abuse image

05 May 2021

HMRC sets out penalty regime for SEISS abuse

The fourth Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant is now live and HMRC has set out the penalties for abuse of the scheme.

Pension fraud increased to £1.8 million in first quarter of 2021 image

05 May 2021

Pension fraud increased to £1.8 million in first quarter of 2021

Losses from pension fraud rose to £1.8 million in the first three months of this year, according to figures from Action Fraud.

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