Business News | September 4, 2020

Firms ‘unable to prepare’ for end of Brexit transition period

Less than a quarter of company directors are fully prepared for the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, a survey by the Institute of Directors (IoD) shows. When polled in late June, 31% of directors said they were waiting until the final changes of the UK’s deal with the EU are … Continued

Tax News | September 4, 2020

Video-witnessed wills become legal in England and Wales

The witnessing of wills over video-conferencing platforms in England and Wales has been temporarily legalised, the Government has confirmed. The law still requires a will to be made “in the presence of” at least two witnesses to be legally valid, while the use of video should be a last resort. However, some people have understandably … 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 | September 4, 2020

Furloughed workers get redundancy pay protection

The Government has closed a loophole which allowed employers to make furloughed staff redundant on reduced pay under the furlough scheme. The new law kicked in on 31 July 2020 to ensure furloughed workers who are made redundant receive redundancy pay based on their normal wage. Employees who are made redundant after more than two … Continued

BWM Online News | May 1, 2019

First VAT-registered Businesses enter into Making Tax Digital

More than a million VAT-registered businesses have now been mandated into the Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme, which came into force on 1 April 2019. Under the scheme, businesses that are registered for VAT with a turnover of more than £85,000 are required to keep digital records and submit their VAT returns using MTD-compatible … Continued

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