Audiences back in theatres from 1 August
July 21st, 2020

Social distancing will be challenging theatre and other performance arts facilities as they grapple with the news announced last week that indoor performance with socially distanced audiences will be able to take place across the country from 1 August 2020. The idea that an audience can be socially distanced is mind boggling, adds a whole […]

Employers face difficult choices
July 16th, 2020

The furlough scheme has enabled employers to defer decisions about their workforce – who to retain, who to let go – but as from the beginning of August 2020, employers will be obliged to meet the furlough costs on an incremental basis. Another change this month, July 2020, is that employees can be invited back […]

Time to dust-off your gym shoes and swimming togs
July 14th, 2020

The government announced further easing of lock-down restrictions last week. Outdoor pools can reopen to the public from 11 July, followed by indoor gyms, pools and leisure centres on 25 July 2020. In a recent press release they said: The Government has outlined the measures that will allow outdoor pools to reopen from 11 July […]

5% VAT from Wednesday – hospitality and leisure
July 10th, 2020

VAT: reduced rate for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions 10th July 2020 Clients should stop to have a look at the new reduced VAT rate from Wednesday 15th July.  Whilst most affected businesses will be aware of this, the HMRC guidance may provide many with some comfort on how to plan for the change over […]

Its tax payment time again
July 10th, 2020

If you submit a self-assessment tax return you may need to consider your options as any second payments on account for 2019-20, are coming due for payment 31 July 2020. In a nut-shell you have three options:   Defer payment until 31 January 2021 As part of his support for taxpayers during the present disruption, […]

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