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With COVID-19 continuing to impact on the operations of business we have seen several statements from the Government on the support that they are providing to businesses and individuals. CK are committed to updating our clients with all the latest information and have therefore summarised the various announcements below. We will update this page once further details are known.
Based on Government guidelines our offices are closed and staff are successfully working from home, continuing to help clients during these unprecedented times. Staff can be contacted via email or telephone as was the case when they were working in the office. Should you need a meeting which cannot be done virtually we can open the office whilst ensuring that social distancing is maintained and this should be arranged in advance with your usual CK contact.
For further details on government support please click on the links below.
On 2 September 2020, the government's £2 billion Kickstart Scheme opened for employer applications.
HMRC are inviting those individuals that are self employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus to claim a second grant under the Self Employed Income Support Grant.
The fee for plastic shopping bags in England will be doubled to 10 pence and extended to all shops from April 2021.
Over £30 million has been lost to pension scams since 2017, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR).