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Supporting Our Clients Through Covid-19

Supporting Our Clients Through Covid-19

Summary of Government advice: The message from the Prime Minister is clear - stay alert - control the virus - save lives. Boris Johnson initially ordered the compulsory closure of all non-essential shops, bars, cafes, pubs, restaurants and public venues which will no...

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Is the COVID-19 furlough scheme open to abuse?

Is the COVID-19 furlough scheme open to abuse?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been put into place to assist struggling businesses, allowing the employer to claim for employees that are unable to work because of the coronavirus and put on temporary leave (furlough). The employer can claim 80% of...

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Whose desk is it anyway?

Whose desk is it anyway?

Working from home can be a lonely experience and as we waved our colleagues goodbye on lockdown day, armed with our laptops and VPN’s to work remotely, we were determined that along with looking after our clients, we would also need to lookout for our teammates during...

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Adjusting to working from home

Adjusting to working from home

I have been working from home for almost two weeks now - this is the new front line in accountancy. The government has told us that we must work from home wherever possible and so by far the majority of the partners and staff at Lambert Chapman LLP have moved into...

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IR35 Delayed until 2021

IR35 Delayed until 2021

There was a statement in Parliament on 18 March 2020 by the Treasury secretary Steve Barclay to confirm that IR35 reform will not be introduced next month, but will be delayed for one year due to the economic impact of the coronavirus. This is a temporary reprieve for...

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Self-assessment tax deferral extended to all taxpayers

Self-assessment tax deferral extended to all taxpayers

The deferment of self assessment tax in July 2020 originally marked as for “the self employed” has been expanded to encompass all tax payers needing to make a self assessment payment in July. However, the deferment is optional with the recommendation that if you are...

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COVID-19: Self Employment Income Support Scheme

COVID-19: Self Employment Income Support Scheme

In his statement of 26 March 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced coronavirus (COVID-19) Self Employment Income Support Scheme. This had been highly anticipated having been suggested for earlier in the week, with information being available about the top figure....

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Who is on the side of the ordinary Company Director?

Who is on the side of the ordinary Company Director?

With all of the announcements that have been issued in the last 10 days, there is one group that this “new labour” Conservative Government appear to have forgotten. The man (or Woman) who takes the risks in running the Company and generates lots of VAT and corporation...

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