The not-quite post-pandemic Budget – Autumn 2021

The central theme of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Autumn Budget was greater investment in UK PLC as part of the government’s long term economic plans and priorities. This included £11.5 billion investment in 180,000 new affordable homes, and a Levelling Up Fund that will mean £1.7 billion invested in local areas across the UK. While some…
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Job Vacancy – Semi-Senior Accounts staff

This is a fantastic opportunity to work within Michael J Dodden & Co Chartered Certified Accountants. We are an all-round accounting firm who deal with a range of clients from sole traders up to limited companies. The Role We are looking for a Semi-senior accounts staff member to join our team in Bridgwater. This would…
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Easter Break 2021

Easter is upon us and we would like to let you know that our office will be shut on Good Friday, Friday 2nd April, until Tuesday 6th April. We will reopen as normal on Wednesday 7th April at 9am.
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Budget – 3 March 2021

We are delighted to attach our summary of the key announcements in the Budget 2021 statement, made on Wednesday 3 March. The structure of this Budget, like its predecessor, was driven by the pandemic’s impact on the economy. With some form of lockdown continuing over the next few months, Mr Sunak extended the main employment…
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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) – Third grant

The full details for the third grant for Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) have now been published by HMRC and they have changed compared to the first two grants. This grant offers 80% of three months’ average trading profits, capped at £7,500, covering the period from 1st November 2020 to 29th January 2021 and you…
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Update on the Covid-19 support schemes

Following on from the Prime Ministers announcement over the weekend everything that was on our last post, dated 30th October, is currently unaffected except for the ‘Job Support Scheme’ and an amendment to the ‘Self-Employed Income Support Scheme’. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) / Job Support Scheme (JJS) Originally the CJRS was due to cease…
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Update on the Covid-19 support schemes

Job Support Scheme As we know the CJRS (furlough) scheme that the Government introduced at the start of the pandemic will be finishing on 31st October and is going to be replaced by the Job Support Scheme which will be open to all employers in the UK even if they have not previously applied under…
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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

HM Revenue and Customs have advised that the second and final grant for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme will be available from 17th August 2020. If you were eligible for the first grant and can confirm that your business has been adversely affected on or after 14th July 2020 then you will be able to…
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Chancellor’s Summer Statement

We hope that you, your families and your staff are keeping well and safe over these very testing and unprecedented months. We have successfully reopened our office back to our normal hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, whilst keeping to social distancing measures. Please ensure that if you visit the office that you…
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