‘Phase 2’ of the furlough scheme

It has been 6 weeks since the portal opened which allowed businesses to reclaim their wage cost for all staff members they have ‘furloughed’. As HMRC allowed us as agents (unlike with the self-employment income scheme claim) the ability to submit the claims on our...

VAT payment deferral initiative

We recently posted about the VAT payment deferral initiative which applies to all VAT registered businesses. It currently covers the period 20 March 2020 to 30 June 2020, meaning that any VAT payment due for VAT returns covering a period ending 28 February 2020, 31...

How is COVID-19 impacting on pensions?

I read an article this morning about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global stock markets and how this has affected pensions in the UK.  According to the latest Moneyfacts UK Personal Pension Trends Treasury report, the average UK pension fund value fell by...
Local food delivered to your doorstep

Local food delivered to your doorstep

With eating out seeming a distant memory on lockdown, although hardly important in the grand scheme of things, more and more people are rekindling their culinary skills.  This week I have seen food photos from Morris Owen employees, currently working from home,...