VAT deferred, furlough, and Nightingale Courts

Find out the latest information and guidance around VAT deferred, furlough, and Nightingale Courts here.

VAT deferred due to coronavirus (COVID-19) scheme closed

The VAT deferral new payment scheme has now closed.

Businesses that deferred VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 were able to either:

  • pay in full by 31 March 2021
  • join the online payment scheme by 21 June 2021 to spread payments of deferred VAT over smaller, interest free instalments
  • contact HMRC to make an arrangement to pay by 30 June 2021

You may be charged a 5% penalty or interest if you did not pay in full or make an arrangement to pay by 30 June 2021.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/deferral-of-vat-payments-due-to-coronavirus-covid-19

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) start today

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021. From today, 1 July 2021, the government will pay 70% of wages up to a maximum cap of £2,187.50 for the hours the employee is on furlough.

Employers will top up employees’ wages by 10% to make sure they receive 80% of wages (up to £2,500) in total for the hours the employee is on furlough. The caps are proportional to the hours not worked.  You can find more information about the changes here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/changes-to-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme/changes-to-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Please note claims for furlough days in June 2021 must be made by 14 July 2021.https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Change to Nightingale Court provision.

For our legal BID members, The Nightingale Court at Lancaster has now closed.https://www.gov.uk/guidance/courts-and-tribunals-additional-capacity-during-coronavirus-outbreak-nightingale-courts

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