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06 Jul 2021
The government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) begins winding down from 1 July.
The government has confirmed that employers of all sizes in England can now apply for £3,000 in extra funding to help them take on new apprentices.
From 1 July 2021 there are changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and Land Transaction Tax (LTT) bands for residential property.
HMRC has launched nearly 13,000 investigations into alleged abuse of the government's coronavirus (COVID-19) financial support schemes.
Three schemes were launched on 1 July to deal with VAT on business-to-consumer supplies of goods and services to EU customers.
More than 282,000 working families used a Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) account during March 2021, according to figures from HMRC.
HMRC is reminding tax credit claimants that they have until 31 July 2021 to renew their claims.
HMRC has confirmed that almost 800,000 employees who have been working from home during the pandemic have already claimed tax relief on household related costs.
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In common with many businesses, and based on government recommendations, we have now taken the decision to work from home and our office will be closed for the foreseeable future. We will, however, do our utmost to maintain business as usual.
During this difficult period please contact us via our usual email addresses or, if your enquiry is urgent, please call Alan Carter on 07868 037611 (mobile) or David Lyons on 07711 037564 (mobile). The main office telephone and answer-machine will not be answered at this time.
Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation and understanding as we all try to chart the stormy waters ahead.
Please take care and stay safe.Leonard Jones & Co