Hospitality Closures & Restrictions

As infection rates rise to 1.4 in Wales Mark Drakeford announced further hospitality closures restrictions that are coming in from 6pm Friday 4th December.

Welsh pubs, restaurants and cafes will be banned from serving alcohol from Friday and will be unable to open to customers beyond 6 o’clock.

First Minister Mark Drakeford announced the new rules to tackle a rise in coronavirus cases.

Indoor entertainment and visitor attractions, including cinemas, museums and galleries, will also have to shut.

This decision will be reviewed on 17th December, with the first minister not ruling out further changes if necessary.

Click Here For More Details

Further Information will also soon be available on the Business Wales site HERE

Other Changes 
SEIS 3 Opens today

The criteria for claiming the third phase of Self Employed Income has changed. You must now confirm that you are:

  • currently trading and will be “impacted by reduced demand”; or
  • has been trading but the business is temporarily closed due to coronavirus.

You must also confirm you are:

  • intending to continue to trade; and
  • You reasonably believe that the impact on your business will cause a significant reduction in your trading profits due to reduced business activity, capacity or demand, or inability to trade due to coronavirus during the period 1 November 2020 to 31 January 2021.


Furlough Changes tomorrow

Also from 1st December you will no longer be able to claim furlough pay for employees serving notice, 

HMRC Advise:
For claim periods starting on or after 1 December 2020, you cannot claim for any days on or after 1 December 2020 during which the furloughed employee was serving a contractual or statutory notice period for the employer (this includes people serving notice of retirement or resignation). If an employee subsequently starts a contractual or statutory notice period on a day covered by a previously submitted claim, you will need to make an adjustment.

Therefore from tomorrow the total cost of the notice period is payable by the employer.

December Payrolls

As we all look forward to a different but desperately needed Christmas break, we only have a few weeks in December to ensure everyone gets paid on time. To help us turn things around in time for you please send us your information by 16th December. Please ring us with any queries. 

Tax Returns

We only have 39 working days until the 31st January Tax Deadline.

If you haven’t sent us all your information please do it now!

Who knows what further disruptions lie ahead in January!!

Digital Records Help us to Keep Helping You! 

With Covid rates rising, restrictions increasing and now a flood at our offices,  you could really help us to keep things going, by sending your records electronically. 

Although during the first lockdown many of you found our easy and secure solutions a life saver, over the last few weeks we’ve been getting more and more boxes of records dropped off instead. 

With so many of our team still needing to shield, we don’t have enough people available inhouse  to sort lots of paper records quickly, so it will take much longer to prepare your accounts.

And If it snows or we’re locked down again, we wont be here to do it at all.

However with our smart  digital solutions you can easily send your information without needing to come in at all. If you’re unsure of what to do please ring and we’ll happily talk you through!

Stay Safe Stay Healthy

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