Business News | January 10, 2021

One-year freeze for business rates multiplier in England

One of the key factors that determine the tax on a business’s right to occupy commercial property in England has been frozen for 2021/22, the Chancellor has confirmed. Buried in the supporting documents of Spending Review 2020 was a freeze on the business rates multiplier, which the Government expects to save retailers £575 million up … Continued

Tax News | January 10, 2021

HMRC issues last reminder for 2019/20 personal tax returns

HMRC is reminding taxpayers that the deadline to submit 2019/20 personal tax returns through self-assessment is on or before midnight on 31 January 2021. Last year, a record-breaking 11.1m taxpayers complied with filing their personal tax return for 2018/19 on time, while around 8% missed the deadline altogether. More than 700,000 people left it to … 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 | January 10, 2021

National living wage to increase alongside age threshold fall

Employers of low-paid workers in the UK will have to absorb another rise to the national living wage and pay it to over-23s from April 2021, the Chancellor has confirmed. Rishi Sunak confirmed the increase in his Spending Review 2020, in which it was announced the national living wage will increase from £8.72 to £8.91 … 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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