• Femi O. Ogunshakin
    I’m sitting here musing about the number of calls I’m still taking from (potential) clients regarding taking them on for this year’s self-assessment submissions. It’s got me thinking. Why do some people leave this to the last minute? After all, it is now exactly 11 days to the end of Read More...
  • Femi O. Ogunshakin
    Admittedly, this is coming to you a little later than planned, but hopefully, this blog will provide some useful insight into the measures introduced following the announcement on January 5th of the current national lockdown in which the Treasury announced another round of one-off cash grants for retail, hospitality and Read More...
  • Femi O. Ogunshakin
    As the third Covid-19 lockdown took effect on 5 January 2021, the Chancellor announced a further £4.6 billion in grants to the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. This new round of support follows extensions to the job retention and loan schemes revealed on 17 December 2020. There may be more Read More...
  • Femi O. Ogunshakin
    A recent report could herald changes to capital gains tax. Last July the Chancellor asked the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to undertake a review of capital gains tax (CGT) “in relation to individuals and smaller companies”. The request was something of a surprise for two reasons. Firstly, there had Read More...
  • Femi O. Ogunshakin
    One of the announcements to come out of the Chancellor’s Spending Review was welcome increases to minimum wages. From 1 April 2021, the National Living Wage will get a 19p increase, going up to £8.91 per hour, with this rate being extended to employees aged 23 and over. It currently Read More...
  • Femi O. Ogunshakin
    Applications for the third Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant opened from 30 November, and you have until   29 January 2021 to make a claim. Be warned, however, that some of the conditions for this grant are different from those applicable to the previous grants. Due to Covid-19, you must Read More...

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