Business News | November 6, 2020

Third grant for the self-employed increases to 80%

The self-employed can claim Government support of up to 80% of profits during the initial month-long lockdown in England, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed. Like previous tranches, the third taxable grant available through the self-employed income support scheme (SEISS) covers three months – from 1 November 2020 to 31 January 2021. The latest tranche was … Continued

Tax News | November 24, 2020

Potential changes to capital gains tax ahead – a Heads Up!

The Office of Tax Simplification’s Report last week on capital gains tax made a number of suggestions to the Chancellor which if introduced would fundamentally change the capital gains tax rules in the UK.  This Report and the proposals made therein clearly point to the intention to align the capital gains tax rates with income … 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 | 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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