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National living wage rises to £8.71 an hour

02 Apr 20

New rates kicked in from 1 April 2020.

Second phase of MTD for VAT delayed

01 Apr 20

HMRC defers rollout of more stringent rules until 1 April 2021.

Govt. urged to plug gaps in self-employed scheme

31 Mar 20

Tax group raises concerns about those excluded.

Govt. updates coronavirus job retention scheme advice

30 Mar 20

Grants can cover pension and NI contributions.

Govt. to pay 80% of self-employed income

27 Mar 20

‘Historic lifeline’ thrown to five million workers.

Three-month extension for firms to file accounts

26 Mar 20

COVID-19 outbreak triggers Companies House offer.

Warning on coronavirus-related scams

25 Mar 20

Sharp spike reported in four days last week.

Parliament mulls statutory self-employed pay

24 Mar 20

Extension to the coronavirus bill could be imminent.

Govt. to pay up to 80% of workers’ wages

23 Mar 20

Other concessions announced for businesses.

Interest rates slashed to a 325-year low

20 Mar 20

Govt. set to announce wage subsidy package.

COVID-19 postpones off-payroll extension to the private sector

19 Mar 20

Rollout deferred until 6 April 2021.

Govt. provides £330bn lifeline to businesses

18 Mar 20

Measures introduced to stem coronavirus impact.

HMRC stops sending out paper tax returns

17 Mar 20

Paper returns need to be downloaded or requested.

Capital gains tax receipts tipped to soar

16 Mar 20

Treasury expects to net £15.7bn in 2023/24.

Tax body demands VAT simplification

13 Mar 20

Rules for food and drink ‘overly complex’.

Economy stagnant in early 2020

12 Mar 20

Latest GDP figures released.

Spring Budget 2020: Personal

11 Mar 20

The key personal announcements revealed in the Chancellor’s speech on 11 March 2020.

Spring Budget 2020: Business

11 Mar 20

The key business announcements revealed on 11 March.

Spring Budget 2020: Reactions

11 Mar 20

What the key industry groups have to say about the Chancellor’s Budget speech.

Spring Budget 2020: Expectations

11 Mar 20

Three changes in the Chancellor’s pipeline.

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