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The latest coronavirus (COVID-19) articles from ICAEW

A list of all coronavirus-related articles from ICAEW, starting with the most recent.

Deadline approaching for CJRS claimants to request anonymity

19-01-2021

19 January 2021: Employers under threat of violence or intimidation as a result of having their names published as a recipient of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grants, must apply to be removed from the list before its publication on 26 January.

HMRC stands firm on SA late-filing penalties

19-01-2021

19 January 2021: HMRC has rejected calls to reconsider automatically waiving late-filing penalties for self assessment tax returns due on 31 January, but confirmed that deadlines missed due to COVID-19 should not result in having to pay a penalty provided an appeal is made.

Spring Budget 2021 not the time for tax changes, says ICAEW

19-01-2021

19 January: Given the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the UK’s departure from the EU, Spring Budget 2021 should focus on delivering existing plans and COVID support packages, not announcing short term changes to the tax system, according to ICAEW’s Tax Faculty.

Reconsider stance on SA late-filing penalties, urges ICAEW

14-01-2021

14 January 2021: ICAEW has called on HMRC to reconsider automatically waiving late-filing penalties for self assessment tax returns due on 31 January, in light of the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clients, tax agents and HMRC resources.

TAXline News: January 2021

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12-01-2021

Frank Haskew, Head of the Tax Faculty, reports on recent developments at the Tax Faculty.

How to ensure a charity’s financial sustainability during COVID-19

12-01-2021

13 January 2021: COVID-19 has increased demand for charity services while impacting revenue-raising opportunities. Helena Wilkinson, Head of Charities at Price Bailey, suggests the impact is likely to be even greater in 2021 and outlines actions charities can take to manage financial sustainability.

Business Spotlight: COVID’s impact on the printed word

11-01-2021

12 January 2021: ICAEW Insights speaks to Catherine Rossiter, Chief Strategy Officer in the UK for one of Europe’s largest printers of books, about the effect COVID-19 has had on the company’s commercial decision-making process.

Will businesses reduce their office footprint in 2021?

08-01-2021

11 January 2021: With homeworking the new norm, speculation is rife that the days of the vanity corporate HQ could be numbered. Even the longer-term prospect of hybrid models of working is prompting questions about office space and opportunities to downsize.

Options for 31 January self assessment deadline

07-01-2021

7 January 2021: As HMRC is resisting calls for an easement on self assessment late filing penalties, ICAEW’s Tax Faculty outlines the options available to taxpayers and agents who will have difficulty filing or paying.

Uncertain times

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06-01-2021

Outlining key findings from the Financial Reporting Lab's reports on reporting in times of uncertainty and s172 disclosures.

IATA New Financial Criteria

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06-01-2021

IATA’s new UK financial criteria came into force on 1 October 2020 together with the agreed temporary charges due to COVID19 running from 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2021.

Can staff be furloughed to look after their children?

05-01-2021

5 January 2021: Following the announcement of further national lockdowns across the UK, updates to guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme have highlighted that those with caring responsibilities are eligible for furlough.

Who survives the lockdown economy?

05-01-2021

6 January 2021: Writing for the Financial Services Faculty, Laura Miller asks whether some businesses and sectors will be able to survive lockdown.

Local council investments turn sour in Nottingham and Merton

05-01-2021

6 January 2021: A review has severely criticised Nottingham City Council over the failure of Robin Hood Energy, while Merton Council wound up its affordable housing subsidiary before building even started to cut short its losses.

Cinema during COVID: death or diversification

04-01-2021

4 January 2021: The pandemic has hit the cinema industry hard, particularly the major chains. But breaking away from the blockbuster multiplex model could breathe new life into the sector.

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