Nov 2020 – Clarke Nicklin Gearing Up for Electric Cars

CLARKE NICKLIN GEARING UP FOR ELECTRIC CARS This week the prime minister announced a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030, but some hybrids would still be permitted. This is all leading to a ‘green industrial revolution’ to ...
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Nov 2020 – Preparing for Brexit

Its a matter of weeks until we leave the EU, Brexit transition time is running out – Make sure you and your business are ready! The actions people and business owners need to take vary based on their circumstances. They include: Making sure you are ...
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Nov 2020 – 20 Point UK Brexit Planning Checklist

There is still some uncertainty as to whether the UK or EU will agree a tariff free trade agreement. Either way UK business will face additional documentation for importing and exporting goods to the EU from 1 January 2021. Planning for the new requirements seems ...
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Nov 2020 – Business Support Update

Business Grants Businesses required to close in England due to local or national restrictions will be eligible for the following: For properties with a rateable value of £15k or under, grants to be £1,334 per month, or £667 per two weeks; For properties with a ...
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Nov 2020 – Making Use of Trading Losses

Making use of trading losses - with the economy hit hard by COVID-19, many businesses will make losses this year. If a business is operated as a limited company, those losses are stuck within the company; they cannot be used against the owner’s personal income ...
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Nov 2020 – Statutory Sick Pay Extended

Statutory Sick Pay extended - Employers must now operate two parallel systems of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for their employees: COVID-19 related SSP and SSP for all other health related matters that prevent employees from working. In both cases, the employee must earn at least ...
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Nov 2020 – Redundancy Pay

Redundancy pay explained - If you need to make staff redundant, you must give them a written statement setting out the amount of their redundancy payment and how it was calculated. It is important to get this right, so start with the employee’s employment contract ...
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Oct 2020 – Updated Business Support Measures

EMPLOYERS FACING DECREASED DEMAND (JSS OPEN) For businesses facing reduced demand the JSS Open scheme will give employers the option of keeping their employees in a job on shorter hours rather than making them redundant. The government has announced that it will increase the scale of ...
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Oct 2020 – Business Support Measures

I hope everyone is keeping safe and well. An update is included below of the various provisions and business support measures in place or coming into place. We are now, at a point where there are overarching central schemes in place. However, in addition, we ...
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Oct 2020 – Kickstart Scheme

Under the Kickstart scheme, the government will pay the wages and associated costs of new employees who are aged 16 to 24, and who come directly to you from claiming Universal Credit. The Kickstart grant will cover the employee’s wages at the national minimum wage ...
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Oct 2020 – How to Correct CJRS Claims

How to correct CJRS claims The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) pays a proportion of your furloughed employees’ wages, plus employer’s NI and pension contributions for periods before August. The proportion of wages covered by the grant has gradually reduced from 80%, to 60% in ...
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Oct 2020 – New Business Support Measures

New business support measures have been announced by the Chancellor to help businesses survive the winter into 2021. The government will provide grants to cover a portion of wages or self-employed profits, further deferrals of Income Tax and VAT, a continuation of the reduced VAT ...
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