News Desk

News Desk

The latest tax, employment, business and economic news affecting firms and individuals alike. Updated each day.

1.6m UK firms supported by COVID-19 schemes

The economy

Majority of support has been provided through the bounce-back loan scheme.

Sunak to unveil new mortgage scheme

Business development

Buyers will just need a 5% deposit on houses up to £600,000.

Furlough numbers increase in January

Employees

4.7 million people furloughed on 31 January 2021.

HMRC launches VAT deferral new payment scheme

Government Announcements

Firms can pay equal consecutive monthly instalments from March 2021.

Sunak expected to extend stamp duty holiday

The home

The threshold has been temporarily increased to £500,000.

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