Working From Home Tax Relief

Millions of us have been working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’ve been working remotely, your household bills might have increased over the past few months – and you may even have had to invest in a new broadband connection to support your work. The good news is that you may be able to claim tax relief to help cover the extra cost.

The Government’s working from home allowance scheme began in October 2021 and has already had an impressive uptake: in the first six weeks alone, more than one million people applied to HMRC. In this WKM guide, we explain who is eligible for the new tax relief, the amount you could claim, and how to claim it.

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The Winter Economy Plan: The Key Points

On the 24th September 2020, Rishi Sunak announced several new schemes to support businesses and workers across the UK as part of his Winter Economy Plan. 

Over the course of this post, we’ll take a close look at the details of each of the new schemes, but we’ve also provided a brief rundown of the main highlights below.

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The Complete Guide to Director’s Loans

This WKM guide explains what director’s loans are and when you might want to consider making one. It goes on to outline how this type of loan works in practice, exploring the tax implications associated with a director’s loan as well as the repayment process. 

New government grant for small businesses: The Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF)

Yesterday the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government announced that there would be £20 million in new funding to help businesses across England get back on track due to COVID-19.

Small to medium-sized business in England can receive the Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF) of between £1000-£5000 to be spent on professional services fees to help get business back on track.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

On the 29th May 2020, the Chancellor announced more details about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also referred to as the furlough scheme). This post outlines the changes that will be put into place starting from the 1st July 2020, as well as further changes that are planned for the coming months.