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Companies House urges businesses to file accounts early

Companies House urges businesses who are due to file accounts by the end of September to do so as soon as possible through its online service. The government department has…
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Use final month of furlough to plan for the future

Insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 is urging directors of Covid-hit businesses to use the final month of the government’s furlough scheme to plan for the future and address any…
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Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on transfer pricing

Previously accepted comparables used for establishing a company’s transfer pricing policy might not be comparable due to the impact of the pandemic, warn David Whitmer, transfer pricing practice leader and…
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Combatting late payment

Late payment continues to be a chronic problem small enterprises face. As the business community looks forward to a post-pandemic trading landscape, we look at what practical steps can be…
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SMEs plan to hire more staff as confidence returns

Half of UK SMEs, 56%, expect to recruit more staff over the next year with 60% of SMEs intending to invest in their businesses, with only 20% intending to borrow,…
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660k jobs at risk when furlough ends

 Around 660,000 jobs will likely still need furlough when the scheme ends in September with thousands being pushed into unemployment if the government doesn’t extend it past the deadline The…
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Furlough number falls to 1.9m as 60% limit kicks in

Almost three million people have moved off the furlough scheme since March as the economy began to recover and businesses reopened The latest figures show that 1.9m people remained on…
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Limited businesses can apply for exemption to self-isolation

The government will allow important parts of critical industries to carry out daily testing instead of requiring staff to self-isolate to try and reduce the impact of the ‘pingdemic’ Workers…
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Employees will quit if not offered flexible working post COVID-19

Almost half, 47%, of employees surveyed from across the UK, would consider leaving their job post-covid-19 pandemic if they are not afforded some form of flexibility in where and when…
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Covid-19: HMRC issue briefing on collecting tax debts

HMRC have issued a briefing setting out their approach to collecting tax debts and customer support as the UK emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic. The briefing sets out: •what HMRC…
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