Chancellor extends Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

29.05.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Coronavirus, covid-19, Tax

Unexpectedly the Chancellor has extended the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) for a further three months to 31 August 2020. Under the original SEISS covering the period from 1 March to 31 May, self-employed individuals were able to claim a grant worth 80% of their average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment…


Chancellor’s phased exit from furlough announced

29.05.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Coronavirus, covid-19, Tax

The rules covering the final three months of the Coronavirus job retention scheme have finally been announced. There are three key areas: The amount of the grant will be reduced on a phased basis from 1 August as follows: Month Furlough grant Payment due from employer Liability for employer’s NI and pension on grant Up…


Money Matters: family life

29.05.20 / Insight posted in

Families are facing many unknowns as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Your personal circumstances may have changed rapidly and many are revisiting the plans that they have made for the future. The right advice can turn this uncertain environment into a secure future for you and your family. We are committed to supporting our…


Future Fund: help for businesses

29.05.20 / Insight posted in Legal

The government’s Future Fund programme opened on 20 May 2020 and there has been huge demand for it. Despite strict requirements, which we mention below, future fund loans appear to be really taking off. It seems that the initial £250 million fund may not be sufficient to meet demand and it has been reported that…


Webinar recording: the importance of wellbeing in the remote workplace

28.05.20 / Insight posted in Webinars

Paul and Jodie covered the wellbeing journey that we are on and gave practical tips and insights into how you can apply our learnings to your organisation. The recording of the webinar is now available here for you to watch on demand. Please find a copy of the slide deck here. Our team are on hand to answer…


Do you need funding to help your organisation survive?

28.05.20 / Insight posted in Articles

The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has launched a £200 million Coronavirus Community Support Fund, inviting small and medium size charities to apply for funding. The fund will support organisations to continue to deliver services to people and communities affected by Coronavirus. They anticipate a high volume of applicants, so a compelling application that meets…


Assessing effective remote-working using psychometric tools

22.05.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Operations, People

As the world moves towards a new normal and businesses start deciding what that means for them in the long term, many will be considering more permanent arrangements for homeworking and working more flexibly. For now, working at home has been enforced and everyone is doing their best to cope. However, when normal life resumes,…


New insolvency laws will help struggling businesses

22.05.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Operations

On 20 May, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020 was laid before parliament. This will, when enacted into law, be a very substantial change to Insolvency Law and will provide some much needed assistance to businesses struggling in the Coronavirus crisis. It is hoped the new measures will be in place at some point in…


Webinar recording: returning to the workplace post-lockdown

22.05.20 / Insight posted in Webinars

Our webinar covered recent business developments around Coronavirus. As lockdown restrictions are being eased, employees are slowly returning to work. Our expert team from Moore Kingston Smith HR Consultancy discussed the responsibility of the employer (and employees) during this transition period. They covered the following topics: Physical location and the changes that should be considered…


Returning to the workplace post lock-down

21.05.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Brochures, Operations, People

It is unlikely that you will be able to return to your normal working practices quickly. How that actually looks will differ from company to company, so it is important to start thinking long term and shape your new normal. There are certain areas that you need to plan carefully before implementing any changes. This…