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Coronavirus Updates

We’ve pooled together all our experts’ advice and sources of support together in one place. This should make it easier for you to find useful information and to know what your next steps are at this challenging time.


Covid Business Review:

Now is a good time to stop and re-evaluate what your next moves should be by having a complete Covid Business Review.

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Key Dates:

1/11/2020 - CJRS Extension

CJRS has been extended to 30 April 2021 – review in January to determine level of support for 1 February – 30 April 2021

1/11/2020 - Grant Schemes for closures

Grant schemes to support businesses – payments from local authorities made for each 14 day period of closure from this date.

30/11/2020 - Applications for SEISS open

Applications for SEISS grant 3 open (covering 3 months to 31 Jan 2021, details for grant 4 (1 Feb – 30 April) to be announced in January 2021).

31/12/2020 - End of Brexit transition period

31/12/2020 - Self-assessment tax return deadline (payment via tax code)

2019-20 self assessment tax return deadline for submitting online and having tax collected via your tax code.

31/01/2021 - Self assessment tax return deadline

2019-20 self-assessment tax return deadline for submitting online and for the tax bill to be paid.

23/02/2021 - HMRC’S VAT deferral payment scheme

Businesses who deferred VAT payments due to HMRC between 20‌‌‌ ‌March 2020 and 30‌‌‌ ‌June 2020 can opt into the new scheme between 23 February 2021 and 21 June 2021 or from March 2021 for businesses that operate the annual accounting scheme or make payments on account.

31/03/2021 - CBILS and Bounce back loans

CBILS and Bounce back loans – closed to new applicants.

31/03/2021 - VAT deferred liabilities due

VAT deferred liabilities due.

31/03/2021 - End of reduced 5% VAT rate

End of reduced 5% VAT rate for tourism and hospitality sector.

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