FINANCE AND LAW

Advice for People Struggling to Pay Bills Due to Coronavirus

Posted: 14 January 2021
Advice for those in difficulty with utility bills, or repayment commitments on credit cards, loans and mortgages, as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Unregulated Immigration Advisors Fined £17,000

Posted: 7 January 2021
Directors from two law firms which generated £2.5 million in fees by providing unregulated immigration advice have been fined nearly £17,000 and ordered to pay over £28,000 in compensation.
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Prime Minister Announces Third National Lockdown

Posted: 4 January 2021
From 00.01 on Wednesday people must stay at home to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives.
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Tampon Tax Abolished From Today

Posted: 1 January 2021
The 5% rate of VAT on sanitary products - referred to as the "tampon tax" - was abolished in the UK from 1 January.
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EY: Brexit Readiness Guide for Businesses with a Few Days to Go

Posted: 20 December 2020
With UK-EU talks on the future trade and economic relationship continuing, what are final considerations before the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020?
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What Brexit Means for Product Labelling and Marking

Posted: 19 December 2020
Changes will be required for placing goods on the Great Britain, Northern Ireland and EU markets, regardless of whether a UK-EU trade deal is agreed.
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Furlough Scheme Extended Until End of April

Posted: 17 December 2020
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which was due to end on 31 October, will now be extended until the end of April.
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UK Internal Market Bill Becomes Law

Posted: 17 December 2020
New laws to protect jobs and trade across the whole of the United Kingdom will come into force from 1 January 2021.
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What Is an ‘Australia-Style’ EU Trade Deal?

Posted: 13 December 2020
Boris Johnson and his ministers are contemplating the increasing likelihood of failure to negotiate a free trade deal with the EU and speaking of establishing an “Australian-style” relationship with the bloc from next year.
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EU Proposes Targeted Contingency Measures to Prepare for Possible “No-Deal” Scenario

Posted: 10 December 2020
The European Commission has today put forward a set of targeted contingency measures ensuring basic reciprocal air and road connectivity between the EU and the UK, as well as allowing for the possibility of reciprocal fishing access by EU and UK vessels to each other's waters.
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Bounce Back Loan Scheme Top-Ups Open for Eligible Businesses

Posted: 10 November 2020
From 10 November, participating lenders in the scheme are able to offer smaller businesses across the UK a ‘top-up’ to their existing Bounce Back Loan if they originally borrowed less than the maximum amount available to them.
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HMRC Urges VAT-Registered Traders to Act Now to Prepare for 1 January 2021

Posted: 6 November 2020
With fewer than 70 days to go until the transition period with the EU ends, HMRC has sent 250,000 letters and emails to VAT-registered traders urging them to act now to avoid disruption to their business.
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UK Internal Market Bill to Protect Northern Ireland Trading Relationships in the UK Market

Posted: 5 November 2020
The new bill is a welcome move for Northern Ireland businesses.
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Global Leaders Confirm Their Commitment to Paris Agreement Full Implementation

Posted: 4 November 2020
The UNFCCC and the Governments of the UK, Chile, France and Italy have issued a joint statement on the US Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.
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How to Change Flexible Furlough Arrangements

Posted: 1 November 2020
Employers need to get a new agreement even they have already given written notice to their employee about furloughing.
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