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Job Retention Scheme FAQ Part 3

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers with a PAYE scheme will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. Information in this article based on information as of 6 April 2020. Previous answers from 31 […]

Read more April 7th, 2020

How To Claim For Your Employees’ Wages Through The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

The Government recently provided more details on how the CJRS works. Please note the online service you will use to claim is not open yet – we will let you know when it is. We have the capability to calculate and submit your CJRS Claim so please let us know if we can help. Overview […]

Read more April 7th, 2020

Job Retention Scheme FAQ Part 2

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers with a PAYE scheme will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. Information in this article based on information as of 31 March 2020. Previous answers from 29 […]

Read more April 6th, 2020

Job Retention Scheme FAQ

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers with a PAYE scheme will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. Information in this article based on information as of 29 March 2020. Further answers from 31 […]

Read more April 6th, 2020

Coronavirus Video Resources

We’ve compiled all the recordings for our Coronavirus webinars on this one page for ease of use. Please be aware that some things may have changed since the release of the videos. If you have any questions about any of the content, please contact us. Disclaimer: The information provided by Shapcotts Accountants in this video […]

Read more March 31st, 2020

COVID-19 Business Support Update 31 March

Key Government Resources Links You can find an updating list of official resource links here. 1. Department for International Trade (DIT) has issued guidance for UK businesses trading internationally. This advice is for UK businesses that export or deliver goods and services abroad and have been impacted by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). It includes: […]

Read more March 31st, 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

PLEASE NOTE: THIS GUIDANCE IS STILL INCOMPLETE AND THE GOVERNMENT NEED TO ISSUE FURTHER BRIEFING NOTES ON THE DETAIL. Introduction Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), all UK employers with a PAYE scheme will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those that would otherwise have been […]

Read more March 26th, 2020

Key Government Resources Links

We have compiled a list of key webpages from the Government website that can be of assistance to you during the current Coronavirus outbreak. Below are some key Government websites where you can access the latest information: Government action plan: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan Guidance on social distancing and stay at home: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response Travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus Support for […]

Read more March 19th, 2020

Changes To National Minimum Wage April 2020

National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wages (NLW) increased from 1 April 2020. Please see the table below for the new rates: Employers should review the ages of employees to ensure they are paid the correct gross pay when carrying out your payroll procedures. At Shapcotts we check an employee’s age as part of […]

Read more February 25th, 2020

Are You Brexit Ready?

On 31 January 2020, the UK finally left the EU after months of debate. Little impact will have been felt so far as we now enter the 11 month period of transition. This is to give the UK time to negotiate trade agreements with countries around the world, with the priority being those remaining in […]

Read more February 24th, 2020

Becoming A More Resilient Leader

We live in uncertain times. As such, business leaders need to be able to deal with temporary setbacks and recover quickly when things go wrong. Managers are faced with different challenges every day. These might include managing conflicts, dealing with increasing regulatory change or difficult trading conditions. Having the ability to cope effectively when under […]

Read more January 24th, 2020

The World Of Property And Where Are We?

So where are we in terms of the impact to the world of property? Here’s what we can expect to happen this year from a Tax and Legislation perspective:

Read more January 14th, 2020

Key Business Trends For 2020

The environment, wellbeing, mental health and technology look set to be some of the big business trends in 2020. As we move into 2020, businesses will have to adapt to a world that places greater emphasis on sustainable business practices. People will want to work for firms that take care of their employees in terms […]

Read more December 19th, 2019

Early Electronic Payment Deadline For PAYE

In December the electronic payment deadline for PAYE falls on Sunday 22nd. To make sure your payment reaches HMRC in time, you need to have cleared funds in HMRC’s account by the 20th December, unless you are able to arrange a Faster Payment. It is your responsibility to make sure payments are made on time […]

Read more December 11th, 2019

Keeping Your Company’s Mobile Devices Safe From Malware

Industry reports from cybersecurity firms such as McAfee and Kaspersky Lab have identified that smartphone and tablet malware attacks are becoming increasingly widespread and more sophisticated. Most business professionals use smart devices these days. These electronic rectangles are basically small computers and can be infected with malware in the same way as a PC. Usually […]

Read more November 19th, 2019