As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues, at Wilkins Kennedy we are doing everything we can to ensure that we keep our people safe while continuing to deliver the high quality, personal service you are used to.
With the Prime Minister’s latest announcements, as a business, we have been closely monitoring the situation and considering the health and well being of our colleagues and clients as our number one priority.
We have made the decision to close all of our offices nationally, to help our teams look after themselves, their families and local communities, during these unprecedented times.
Whilst our offices remain closed, you can be reassured we are here to help you and continue to work remotely. Please continue to use the existing email address and telephone numbers to contact your usual client partner or advisory team, so that we can continue to provide you with the most appropriate service to help in these challenging times.
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VAT Reverse Charge for construction services. Implementation delayed until 1 October 2020
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As announced by the Chancellor on 29 May, the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) would be extended with a second tranche of money available from August for those businesses who have been ‘adversely affected’ by the COVID-19 pandemic on or after 14 July 2020.
Many business owners who were considering an exit may have been reviewing their plans after the Chancellor's changes to the Entrepreneur’s Relief in March, even before COVID-19 provided a further complication. The current situation tells us there is no certainty for businesses and business owners should consider their personal and professional positions, together with their aspirations, and review all options when considering their exit and succession planning.
As the world develops it is important that governance keeps the pace to protect Charities and their beneficiaries. As the use and scope of digital has grown so has the need for a consistent framework for the sector to work towards. The Charity Digital Code of Practice has been developed by a steering group of organisations from across the sector and has been designed to help charities tap into the potential offered by digital to increase impact, efficiency, and sustainability.
HMRC have this week released initial guidance on eligibility for the UK Government’s new “Job Retention Bonus” and the process to claim. The scheme provides employers with payment of £1,000 for each furloughed employee who is retained following the cessation of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) on 31st October 2020. Further detailed guidance is expected to be released by the end of September 2020.
As the country is easing out of social and economic lockdown measures, and more businesses are opening back up, businesses in certain sectors have been asked to collect data from their customers to support the Test and Trace programme. This can be seen as a daunting prospect for small organisations who are not familiar with the data protection laws. In this insight, we provide practical information for those business wanting to support the newly introduced Test and Trace programme.
Many businesses are now planning for a return to work as the UK Government further lifts restrictions on the movement of people and the re-opening of businesses, with a phased return to “normality”. What will the new normal look like, especially for those involved in providing Professional Services?
Outlined in this insight are details of the support available for the dental sector during COVID-19 and an update on the extensions, where applicable, of the schemes available.
Subject to Royal Assent, Finance Bill 2019-20 is expected to introduce significant changes for some trusts holding non-UK situs property which was settled by a non-UK domiciled settlor.