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Published on 4 May 2020
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From 1 May 2020, HMRC will start to charge you daily penalties of £10 if you have not yet submitted your 2018/19 Self Assessment tax return (assuming the return was no

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Published on 27 April 2020
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If you are claiming universal credit (UC) and are furloughed, your UC award may not be the amount you expect.

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Published on 24 April 2020
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The Scottish Government has announced financial support for the newly self-employed. This will take the form of grants to be paid in early May. 

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Published on 23 April 2020
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⚠️ HMRC has provided LITRG with the following update

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Published on 22 April 2020
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Watch an HMRC webinar to learn more about the support available to you and your staff with the coronavirus. 

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Published on 22 April 2020
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The online claim service is open. If you are an employer with furloughed staff (including if you are the 

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Published on 17 April 2020
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We have received many questions over the last few weeks as to how the Job Retention Scheme applies if you work through an agency, an umbrella company or your own limit

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Published on 17 April 2020
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More employees will be able to receive support through the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) after the Chancellor extended the eligibility date to 19 March 2020.

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Published on 15 April 2020
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Lots of people are finding they need to make a claim for universal credit (UC) at the moment. This means that DWP are receiving a very high volume of claims.

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Published on 14 April 2020
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