January Coronavirus lockdown

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Welcome to the New Year.  Unfortunately we are still facing the challenges of the Coronavirus, but at least we have seen the start of the vaccination programme rollout, so things are beginning to look up.

With the introduction of further restrictions in January, due to the increased spread of Coronavirus, it is increasingly likely that those of us who are self-employed will be looking to make claims for financial support.  With this in mind we at Synergy thought it might be ...

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3rd Self Employed Income Support Scheme Grant Claims open today

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The third Self Employed Income Support Scheme Grant can be claimed from today.  It can be claimed at any time from today (30th November 2020) until the 29th January 2021.  The grant money, like trading profits, will be subject to tax and National Insurance Contributions, and must be reported on your tax return for the tax year ending 5th April 2021.

To make a claim for the third grant you must –

  • be self-employed or a member of a partnership – you ...
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Update on help for 2nd National Lockdown

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The original announcement on help available has now been updated for the third time and whilst this is extremely annoying and confusing the payments have been increased which is at least some comfort.  Updates taking account of the latest announcement on the 5th August are –

Furlough Scheme

The Job Retention Scheme has been extended to the 31st March 2021.  The grant will be 80% of the employees usual pay until the 31st January 2021.  Employees must be on the PAYE payroll ...

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Help available for 2nd National Lockdown

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Well here we are again, everything thrown up in the air and many of us not sure what help will be available to us through these difficult times ☹

I have highlighted the three areas that apply to the majority of my clients, whether they are self-employed, and or employers, and or are subject to business rates, or are an employee of their own limited company.

Furlough Scheme

It looks as if the Furlough Scheme ...

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Self-Employed Income Support Scheme – applications for second grant open now

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The second grant opened yesterday (17th August 2020), following the closure of the first grant on the 13th July.  Applications for the second grant are being staggered, as they were for the applications for the first grant, to restrict the numbers making the application, and thus prevent the system from being overloaded and crashing.  Applications can be made until the 19th October 2020, so there is plenty of time to make the claim if you are unable to access the ...

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