Property market still open for business in lockdown

Covid-19

Property market still open for business in lockdown

The government confirmed this week that England’s housing market is to remain open for business throughout the second lockdown. The property sector welcomes this news which will help to maintain stability and continuity in the market during these uncertain times. What does this mean if you are buying or selling property? Although not initially included …

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Is your business resilient for the turbulent times ahead? Catch up on our latest webinar

Mark Saunders and Prashant Malde joined up with Westminster Business Council on Tuesday 13 October for our third webinar session. Mark’s honest observations look at what you should assess to make your business more resilient during the pandemic. He will cover what you should be focusing on right now and whether moving forward will be …

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HMRC focus on delivering a more adaptable and responsive tax system

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the UK economy upside down. It has also emphasised our need for a more modern, resilient tax system, so the government have announced a new 10-year tax administration strategy.  Reforming the tax system The main highlights are: Real-Time Information (RTI) is at the core of an effective and modern tax …

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HMRC shift in policy as investigatory powers receive Royal Assent

During the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen the government introduce a variety of schemes to help support our economy and local businesses. Billions of pounds have already been claimed through these measures and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been instrumental in delivering urgent funds to those most in crisis. A recent policy paper published …

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COVID-19 Government Rescue – Update 28 September 2020

As the UK is once again seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, the government has taken steps to re-impose restrictions which inevitably means that the country’s economic recovery will be slower than previously anticipated. On 24 September, the Chancellor of the Exchequer introduced his Winter Economy Plan to address anticipated pressures, which comprises a mixture …

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How do I manage my employee’s annual leave requests through a pandemic?

Taking time out to use annual leave is a healthy thing to do: not only does it allow employees to rest and re-energise, it can also leave them feeling more motivated and work more effectively. However, with the lockdown measures and quarantine uncertainties, it is important that employers do not allow staff to build up …

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What should I do if my employee goes on a holiday and has to quarantine on their return?

On 25 July, the UK government announced that anyone returning from mainland Spain, including the islands, would have to self-isolate for two weeks.  Since then we have seen many other countries added to the UK’s quarantine list. Bal Dhesi has summarised a few practical tips for you to consider when handling any annual leave requests and …

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Payroll Professionals

Celebrating our Payroll Professionals during National Payroll Week

Monday 7th September sees the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) annual National Payroll Week campaign kick back into action for another year. Established in 2018, the CIPP is celebrating the payroll profession and ensuring it gets the recognition it deserves for keeping the UK paid. This year, more than ever before, National Payroll Week focuses …

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