Government Announcements

Help-to-buy scheme gets two-month extension

03 Aug 20

Equity loan scheme to end on 28 February 2021.

Government set to extend help-to-buy scheme

29 Jul 20

Equity loan scheme is currently due to end in December.

Witnessing of wills by video legalised

27 Jul 20

Coronavirus prompts long-awaited change in the law.

MTD for VAT extension set for 2022/23 rollout

22 Jul 20

Treasury reveals plan to further digitise taxes.

Watchdog demands overhaul of UK tax breaks

20 Jul 20

The Public Accounts Committee is calling for a review of ‘expensive’ reliefs.

UK tax gap drops to record low

13 Jul 20

More than 95% of tax owed in 2018/19 was collected.

Chancellor announces ‘plan for jobs’

09 Jul 20

More employer grants in summer economic update.

Economic update 2020: expectations

08 Jul 20

Three changes the Chancellor may announce.

Reverse charge VAT for builders delayed again

09 Jun 20

COVID-19 restrictions trigger a five-month delay.

Chancellor extends support for the self-employed

01 Jun 20

Second and final round of payments to open in August.

Govt. extends mortgage break scheme until October

26 May 20

One in six mortgage borrowers take up ‘payment holidays’.

Late IR35 amendment shot down in parliament

21 May 20

Rules edge closer to kicking in from April 2021.

HMRC relaxes stance on home office equipment

15 May 20

Reimbursing employee costs waived for 2020/21.

Relief as furlough scheme extends to October

13 May 20

Chancellor praised for listening to concerns.

Most firms ready to restart within three weeks

06 May 20

Small businesses and B2B firms could be ready sooner.

Self-employed to start claiming coronavirus grants

05 May 20

Income support scheme opens ahead of schedule.

New grants for shared-property businesses

04 May 20

Scheme plugs gap in government support.

New microloans revealed for small firms

28 Apr 20

Loans of up to £50,000 available from 4 May.

Chancellor pledges £750m for charities

09 Apr 20

Sunak vows “charities have not been forgotten”.

Groups back increased support for crisis-hit firms

06 Apr 20

Chancellor paves the way for easier access to funds.

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