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Kickstart Scheme opens for employer applications

Kickstart Scheme opens for employer applications

The government’s £2 billion Kickstart scheme has opened for employer applications.  The scheme will offer funding to employers who provide job placements for young people. The Kickstart Scheme aims to create work placements for young people who are at risk of becoming...

The Lost Tax Relief For Partners’ Expenses

The Lost Tax Relief For Partners’ Expenses

THE LOST TAX RELIEF FOR PARTNERS’ EXPENSES As a partner you could be missing out on claiming relief for your personal homeworking expenses, with COVID-19 throwing a spanner in the works, and with an increase in working from home you may be incurring more expenses that...

HMRC outlines Job Retention Bonus criteria

HMRC outlines Job Retention Bonus criteria

HMRC outlines Job Retention Bonus criteriaHMRC has outlined the eligibility requirements for the Job Retention Bonus (JRB) that follows the furlough scheme.The government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends on 31 October 2020 and the JRB aims to provide additional...

Car or Van? Coca-Cola lose in Court of Appeal

Car or Van? Coca-Cola lose in Court of Appeal

Car or Van? Coca-Cola lose in Court of Appeal The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Vauxhall Vivaro and VW Transporter vehicles used by Coca-Cola employees were not “goods vehicles” and should be taxed as cars for benefit in kind purposes.  The case has wide...

What are Growth Shares?

What are Growth Shares?

Growth Shares Growth shares entitle key employees to share in the future growth of the company.  They are commonly used to reward or incentivise employees but can also be useful for effective inheritance and succession planning.   What are growth shares? Growth shares...