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Final SEISS deadline – Submit your claim by 30th September!

If you are applying for the fifth and final grant of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), you must ensure that your application and any necessary documents are with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) by 30th September. If you fail to submit your claim in time, it will not be processed Claim now Those…

Retained EU laws to be “improved or repealed” if they do not benefit British businesses

Retained EU Legislation will be “improved or repealed” if it does not benefit UK businesses, the Government has announced. The move forms part of the Government’s plans to “capitalise on new Brexit freedoms” following the UK’s departure earlier this year. If you run a business in the UK, here’s what you need to know.…

Revised Brexit timetable to give businesses “more time to adjust”

A revised Brexit timetable will give businesses “more time to adjust” to new trading processes, it has been suggested. The new schedule comes after concerns that firms are now focusing on recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic, rather than new customs declarations and controls. Here’s what you need to know. Full customs declarations and controls…

Employment: Brexit continues to disrupt job market

Coronavirus disruption and Brexit continues to disrupt the job market despite record numbers of staff returning from furlough, the latest statistics have revealed. If you are an employer, here’s what you need to know. Employment remains below pre-pandemic levels Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show that the number of payroll employees increased by…

How will the National Insurance and dividend tax increases affect me?

Taxpayers face an increase in their National Insurance contributions (NICs) and dividend tax rates from 2022. To explain how this significant change may affect you, please use our helpful FAQ below: How much is the National Insurance rate increasing? The Health and Social Care Levy will see a 1.25 percentage point increase in NICs.…

Brexit and immigration: the key dates you need to know about

Despite ‘officially’ leaving the European Union in January this year, there are still a number of loose ends that need tying up. In fact, the Brexit deal itself includes transitional rules that span from 2021 to 2028. While many of these rules relate to trade and customs, immigration is a matter yet to be…

UKCA marking deadline extended by one year following coronavirus disruption

Businesses have been given an extra year to apply new product safety markings for most products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales, it has been announced. The UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking regime will replace the product safety labelling system previously used while a member of the European Union. Here’s what…

Government to launch new animal welfare standards following EU departure

New legislation will protect the welfare of farm animals being transported across England and Wales, the Government has announced. EU directives had previously prevented any changes to animal welfare rules, but now that the UK has left the single market, the UK Government is free to improve standards and regulations. Here’s what we know…

How can I prepare to use the Customs Declaration Service?

It was announced earlier this month that the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will serve as the UK’s “single customs platform” from 31 March 2023. It means the existing system, known as the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system, will become redundant from that date. If you import or export goods from…

Businesses urge Government to reopen SME Brexit Support Fund as two-thirds of cash goes unclaimed

Business groups have called on the Government to reopen the SME Brexit Support Fund after it was revealed that just a third of the grants available had been awarded. The £20 million initiative was launched this summer in response to Brexit to help up to 10,000 traders get to grips with new customs processes.…
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