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PKF Francis Clark - 02 04 2020

The VAT deferral – further guidance

*updated on 2/4 – more detail on what payments the deferral does and doesn’t cover. The Chancellor announced a temporary deferral of VAT payments for all UK businesses on 20 March 2020. HMRC has now released its guidance. In summary:…...

PKF Francis Clark - 02 04 2020

Covid-19 related furlough – How do I record this in my payroll software?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been put in place by the British Government to help protect jobs of employees who would otherwise have been laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers can use a portal to claim for…The post Covid-19 ...

PKF Francis Clark - 02 04 2020

Covid-19 related sickness – How do I process this in my payroll software?

To support individuals throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the government had introduced new legislation regarding Statutory Sick Pay.  If your absence from work is due to sickness or need to stay at home due to COVID-19, SSP is payable from day 1 ofR...

PKF Francis Clark - 02 04 2020

The Importance of Universal Credit

Update as of 2 April 2020 There have been nearly 950,000 new applications for universal credit since 16 March; an increase of approximately 100,000 in a normal two week window. There have been a number of extremely positive support policies…The p...

PKF Johnston Carmichael - 02 04 2020

Market Commentary March 2020

COVID-19 has dominated the markets in recent weeks with the FTSE 100 Index falling nearly 14% in March. Coordinated action from governments and central banks around the globe in an attempt to mitigate the impact of the virus has seen the likes of the B...

PKF Littlejohn - 02 04 2020

What actions you need to take if you have globally mobile employees

It’s a particularly challenging time for anyone who travels as part of their job, or is temporarily living in another country whether on assignment or by choice. The government has introduced measures for workers at risk of redundancy, deferrals of ...

PKF Littlejohn - 02 04 2020

Crisis Management - Best practices and priorities for enterprising families

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has turned everyone's world upside down.  Our families, our businesses, our wealth, life as we knew it has changed.  Uncertainty is the new normal, and we know that most families and their enterprises do not have exp...

PKF Johnston Carmichael - 01 04 2020

Coronavirus - Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill 2020

The Scottish Government has passed the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill 2020 in response to the current worldwide pandemic. This bill allows the government to implement various measures if, and when, required.

PKF Littlejohn - 01 04 2020

Support for businesses through deferring VAT and Income Tax payments

Assistance in safeguarding businesses’ cashflow by deferring VAT and Income Tax payments was announced on 20 March.  The measures, which provide support through the tax system, will benefit all VAT registered businesses, employers and the self-employed...

PKF Johnston Carmichael - 01 04 2020

Keeping spirits up while working from home - top tips on staying active

As most of us are now settled into remote working life as we work together, staying in, to try and contain the spread of Coronavirus; we understand that it can be a challenge to keep morale high. In light of this, I’m running a series of blogs on...

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