Business News | October 5, 2020

Chancellor reveals new support measures amid second-wave fears

New support measures for businesses and workers have been announced in the face of a rising tide of coronavirus. A job support scheme will replace the furlough scheme from 1 November 2020, initially until 30 April 2021. Government and employers will subsidise the pay of employees working fewer hours than normal due to lower demand. … Continued

Tax News | October 5, 2020

Tax group calls for extension to the annual investment allowance

The temporary increase to the annual investment allowance should be extended, according to the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT). The allowance enables firms to fully offset the cost of qualifying capital items of plant and machinery against taxable profits. Since 1 January 2019, businesses have received faster tax relief for plant and machinery investments up … Continued

Charity News | January 15, 2020

Mayoral Inclusive Growth Fund Grant

Liverpool City Council (LCC) is offering a short-term grant for organisations across the city, for new* projects, that contribute towards the aims and priorities of the Inclusive Growth Plan. The project must: Tackle an underlying issue in your local community Benefit the wider community and not just support a single user group Make a real long … Continued

Employer News | October 5, 2020

Commission set to recommend national living wage freeze

Ministers are reportedly considering halting plans to implement the planned national living wage increase from next spring. The national living wage is currently set at £8.72 an hour for people aged 25 and over until 31 March 2021. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said in this year’s Spring Budget that “forecasts would see the rate rise to … Continued

BWM Online News | October 5, 2020

Fraudulent furlough claims or those paid in error cost £3.5bn

Up to £3.5 billion in payments made to employers under the furlough scheme might have been fraudulently claimed or paid in error, HMRC has said. The scheme was launched at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in April 2020 and paid 80% of furloughed workers’ wages, up to £2,500 a month. More than £35.4bn has … Continued

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