• Expansion of Job Support Scheme by leading law firm Travlaw LLP

    The Chancellor last week outlined details of the expanded Job Support Scheme (JSS), aimed at  helping those employers who are forced to close due to local restrictions. The expanded JSS will start from 1 November 2020 and run for a period of 6 months, with a review in January 2020. Whilst we await details of where […]

  • Law firm Travlaw explains the new Job Support Scheme

    The new Job Support Scheme has been announced today by the Chancellor. It will replace the flexi-furlough scheme which will come to an end on 31 October 2020. So what do we know so far? It will start on 1 November 2020 and end on 30 April 2021. “Viable jobs”- employers must demonstrate they have […]

  • WHA Associates advise govt’s latest assistance for employers

    Over the past few weeks, the Government have announced a number of additional measures to support both businesses and employers, but also to reduce the number of redundancies of employees that have been on Furlough. Also, we wanted to highlight some of the allowances available for employees working from home and to provide clarity on what […]

  • Leading Accountants WHA Associates provides summary & guidance on VAT changes

    On 8 July 2020, as highlighted in our previous post, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a six-month reduction in the VAT rate on supplies of food and non-alcoholic drinks from restaurants, pubs, bars and cafés.  The Chancellor also announced that the same VAT reduction would apply to supplies of accommodation and admission to tourist attractions. […]

  • Accountant WHA raises issues with Furlough and possible Redundancies

    Urgent clarification needed over redundancy and notice period rules during furlough The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is so far estimated to have cost the Treasury around £14bn per month and helped protect millions of jobs in the UK. However, there is a feeling that the furlough scheme, as it is called, is also delaying […]

  • Travlaw explains about Flexi Furlough

    Whilst we await guidance on the changes to the furlough scheme to be published on 12 June, we recap below the changes to the furlough scheme announced by the Chancellor on 1 June 2020 and when they will come into play. 10 June 2020 – The last date upon which employers can place employees on […]

  • Legal firm Travlaw advises implications for employers over Track & Trace

    Today the Government launched the Track and Trace system, in its fight against COVID-19 and to ease up lockdown. An individual deemed to be at risk of catching COVID-19 due to contact with an infected person, will be instructed  to self- isolate for 14 days, although members of their families do not have to self-isolate […]

  • COVID-19 Airline Refund policies

    There are two distinct types of airline, low cost airlines such as easyJet and IATA airlines such as British Airways and depending on which category the airline falls in can impact its refund policy. Under the current Covid-19 pandemic most governments are now advising against all but essential travel which means airlines are increasingly forced […]

  • COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice update 23/3/20

    As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. If you live in the UK and are currently travelling abroad, you are strongly advised to return now, where and while there are […]

  • Information on the deferral of this quarter’s VAT payments

    VAT Payment Returns This deferment will apply to all UK businesses, and will be automatic. There is no need to apply for this or to notify HMRC that you will not be paying. There is no detail yet as to whether direct debits will be cancelled automatically, but if not, these will need to be […]