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05 May 2021
The online service for applications for the fourth Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant is now open for claims.
The Recovery Loan Scheme has been introduced to replace the government's coronavirus lending schemes.
The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed has stated that the recent changes to the rules relating to off-payroll workers, commonly known as IR35, 'undermine the self-employed at the worst possible time'.
The Confederation of British Industry has urged the government to extend the Kickstart Scheme to help young people who are bearing the brunt of the subdued job market.
On 19 April, a government-backed mortgage scheme to help people with 5% deposits get on to the housing ladder was made available to lenders.
Employees who are working from home will need to make new claims for tax relief for the 2021/22 tax year, HMRC has stated.
The fourth Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant is now live and HMRC has set out the penalties for abuse of the scheme.
Losses from pension fraud rose to £1.8 million in the first three months of this year, according to figures from Action Fraud.
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