Author Archives: Sophie Graham

Working from home claims – It’s not too late!

You keep saying you will do it but time runs away with you.  Don’t worry there is still time to put a claim in for working from home for the tax years 2019/20 & 2020/21. Please click on the link below to see our previous blog for details regarding how to make the claim. https://www.saint.co.uk/hmrc-portal-open-for-wfh-working-from-home-expenses-claims/…

Small charity reporting limits

If you are a smaller charity and have received funding due to the Coronavirus pandemic you may need to bear in mind the reporting requirements for the Charities Commission. If this exceptional funding increases your income over one of the following limits you may have additional reporting requirements. Income thresholds Less than £5,000 Register with…

Changes to furlough from September

Note that for the month of September the Government will reduce the amount of its contribution to employees’ regular pay for hours that they are furloughed to 70% (up to £2,187.50 per employee).  Employers will be required to pay the remaining 10% (up to £312.50) to ensure the employee’s receive at least 80% of their…

Covid-19 and expenses paid to employees

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a different way of working, different locations of working, additional expenses we may not have incurred before, and brought on hardship for which employers may assist with. It is important to know the tax implications of these different forms of expenses. One of the recent changes to the Government…

Charities – don’t miss out on potential funding!

A one-off £10 million Charity Survival fund has been set up by the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the impact this is having on Charities. To apply you must be a UK registered Charity with less than £5m income and have lost income or due to lose income…

Self – Employed Income Support Scheme – deadline for 1st claim

If you are self-employed or a member of a partnership you may be eligible to claim under the governments Self-Employed Income Support Scheme where you will receive, for the 1st claim, 80% of average profits for the 3 years ended 2018/19, limited to £7,500.  Applications for the 1st claim must be made by 13th July…