Business News | July 1, 2021

Sweeping VAT reforms in the EU will affect the UK’s online retailers

Retailers that heavily rely on online sales to EU consumers need to comply with VAT reforms, which were introduced on 1 July 2021. The new rules were originally designed to stop an estimated €7 billion in annual VAT fraud by non-EU ecommerce sellers, mainly those in China. But after the UK left the EU at … Continued

Tax News | July 1, 2021

UK tax incentive ‘fails to deliver extra R&D spending’

The UK’s research and development (R&D) tax credit system is failing to prompt companies to increase spending and could prove a “costly failure”, a report claims.  The Centre for Business Research (CBR) said aggregate business expenditure on R&D in the UK is as much as 15% lower than it was before the scheme was introduced … 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 | June 1, 2021

Employers told to issue childcare voucher reminder

Employers should remind working parents that they can reduce contributions into the childcare voucher scheme while they work from home.  Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees have been working from home and have used less paid childcare due to lockdown restrictions forcing nurseries and after or before-schools clubs to close. Subsequently, HMRC … Continued

BWM Online News | November 6, 2020

Govt. extends furlough scheme ahead of lockdown in England

The Government has extended the furlough scheme for employers until the end of March 2021, as a second lockdown in England is announced to slow the resurgence of COVID-19. Furloughed employees will now receive 80% of their current salary – up to £2,500 – for hours not worked, initially until the end of March 2021, Sunak told … Continued

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