3 April: The Cabinet Office has confirmed that the coronavirus job retention scheme will also apply to off-payroll contractors working for public sector organisations.
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1 April: Businesses wanting to reinstate workers to their payroll to receive the coronavirus job scheme grant may face complications if they delay beyond 6 April
1 April: Employees forced to work from home due to measures to control the coronavirus pandemic are covered by home-working expenses rules, HMRC has confirmed.
1 April: Employees need to act now if they want to claim tax relief on employment expenses before the deadline for the 2015/16 tax year expires on 5 April, urges ICAEW’s Tax Faculty.
31 March: Digital scammers are using coronavirus support measures to target individuals with bogus emails and texts claiming to be from HMRC.
31 March: Company directors that receive salaries through PAYE can be furloughed and apply for a grant of 80% of their salary during the coronavirus pandemic, ICAEW understands.
31 March: The Tax Faculty is migrating its news onto the ICAEW's Insights hub, joining the dynamic resources that feed ICAEW's new Daily, Weekly and Monthly emails, and ICAEW's support on high profile topics, such as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
30 March: Businesses participating in Making Tax Digital for VAT have until 1 April 2021 to meet the requirement to have ‘digital links’ within their recordkeeping in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
30 March: Following the decreases in the Bank of England base rate, HMRC interest rates for late payments have also been revised.
27 March: Grants of up to £2,500 per month are to be made available for the self-employed during the coronavirus pandemic, but the scheme is unlikely to be operational until June.