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We keep up to date, constantly scanning the horizon via our professional memberships and newsletters, and of course, the internet, for any news items affecting our sector: third sector issues and sustainability, funding, business news and trends, and self-employment issues and any developments that may be useful for our clients.

Tax reporting rules simplified

The Government has announced changes to the tax system that will make it easier for small businesses to complete their returns. The changes, which will come into force by 2023, mean businesses will be taxed on profits arising in a tax year, rather than profits of accounts ending in the tax year. The changes should result in small businesses and the self-employed spending less time filing their returns and align the way self-employed profits are taxed with other forms of income, such as property and investment income. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

New Acas advice on hybrid working

Acas has published new advice to help employers consider whether hybrid working could be an option for their workplace and how to introduce it fairly. Hybrid working is where staff split their time between working remotely and in their employer's workplace. The advice includes tips for employers on how to consult with staff to discuss practical considerations, create a hybrid working policy and handle staff requests for hybrid working. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

SEE Ahead 10th Anniversary

SEE Ahead – 10th Anniversary!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEE Ahead! Wow – I cannot believe it’s 10 years since we incorporated! Back in early 2011, we knew the government was going to pull the plug on funded business support, but we also knew there was a need for what we did.  We are passionate about social enterprise & the VCSE sector and knew that the advice and support that they needed had to be given by people who understood the sector.  A contract was advertised, and we knew we could deliver it…. so that was it: a Business Plan was written, some strategic planning undertaken, and we were a social enterprise and a registered company before we knew it! And the rest is history, as they say, however we did not get the contract so more thinking and planning was needed. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Charity Commission guidance on AGMs and annual reports

The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on annual general meetings (AGMs) during the Covid-19 pandemic and will continue to allow late delivery of annual reports. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

HMRC to contact SEISS claimants

HMRC has confirmed that it will contact those who are eligible for the fourth grant under the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) to let them know when they can apply for the grant. The online service to claim the fourth grant will be available from late April 2021 and all claims must be made on or before 1 June 2021. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Self-employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Fraud Prevention

To help prevent the SEISS from fraud, some taxpayers who became self-employed from 6 April 2019 may receive a letter from HMRC, followed by a phone call asking them to complete checks to confirm their identity if they wish to claim the fourth or fifth SEISS grants.   A copy of the HMRC letter along with frequently asked questions has been made available by ICAEW. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

eBay launches community support package

eBay has launched a training and support package for social enterprises in the UK. eBay for Change is a standalone hub on eBay that will feature up to 50 social enterprises over the next few months. The social enterprises featured on the hub will receive an in-depth package of support including zero fees and one-to-one digital skills training. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Bounce Back Loan borrowers can delay repayments

Businesses that have taken out a Bounce Back Loan will have greater flexibility over repayments. Pay as You Grow will allow borrowers to delay repayments for six months, meaning no repayments will be due until 18 months after the loan was originally taken out. Pay as You Grow will also enable borrowers to extend the length of their loans from six to ten years and make interest-only payments for six months. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Takeaway services extended until 2022

Restaurants, pubs and cafés will be able to provide takeaway services without obtaining permission from local authorities until 2022. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)
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