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Government launches new coronavirus fraud hotline

Government launches new coronavirus fraud hotline

The government has launched a new coronavirus (COVID-19) fraud hotline in conjunction with independent charity Crimestoppers. Members of the public can now call the new fraud hotline anonymously and free of charge to report suspected fraudulent activity in regard to COVID-19 loans and grants. The government stated that a...

The government has launched a new coronavirus (COVID-19) fraud hotline in conjunction with independent charity Crimestoppers. Members of the public can now call the...

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Over 54,000 claim home working tax relief

Over 54,000 claim home working tax relief

HMRC has received over 54,800 claims from customers using a new online portal that allows employees to claim tax relief for working at home. The portal, which was launched on 1 October, has been set up to process tax relief on additional expenses for employed workers who have been...

HMRC has received over 54,800 claims from customers using a new online portal that allows employees to claim tax relief for working at home....

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Tax rises ‘inevitable’, says IFS

Tax rises ‘inevitable’, says IFS

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has suggested that the UK will require tax rises of £40 billion or more per year during the middle years of this decade to stop debt spiralling upwards as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to new research from the IFS, government...

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has suggested that the UK will require tax rises of £40 billion or more per year during the middle...

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Resolution Foundation warns of a ‘lost COVID generation’

Resolution Foundation warns of a ‘lost COVID generation’

Think tank the Resolution Foundation has suggested that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has created a ‘U-shaped crisis’, with young adults and pensioners most likely to have stopped working during the pandemic. A report by the Resolution Foundation revealed that over half of those aged between 18 and 24 and 65...

Think tank the Resolution Foundation has suggested that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has created a ‘U-shaped crisis’, with young adults and pensioners most likely to...

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Job Support Scheme expanded for local lockdowns

Job Support Scheme expanded for local lockdowns

The government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be expanded to protect jobs and support businesses required to close their doors due to local lockdowns as the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continues to rise in some areas. Under the Job Support Scheme extension the government will pay two thirds...

The government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be expanded to protect jobs and support businesses required to close their doors due to local lockdowns...

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Government to proceed with plans to create freeports across UK

Government to proceed with plans to create freeports across UK

The government has confirmed that it will create new freeports across the UK in 2021. The Treasury has outlined the next steps for the creation of freeports, which it hopes will drive investment and create jobs after the end of the Brexit transition period. Sea, air and rail ports...

The government has confirmed that it will create new freeports across the UK in 2021. The Treasury has outlined the next steps for the...

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