We bring you the latest news from Government, the legislation you need to know, and what’s going on in the wider GCMA world… This week: The end of CJRS and the latest on the Government's various Covid-19 support schemes SUBMIT YOUR FINAL CJRS CLAIMS HMRC have confirmed that the CJRS closed on September 30. Those who haven't submitted their September furlough claims have until Thursday, October 14 to do so. END OF CJRS Following the end of the scheme, HMRC have issued some answers to frequently asked questions... What support is available for my employees if I'm unable to bring them back to work? There's UK Government support available for your employees through the JobHelp website, offering a range of support, training and advice, to help people find their next opportunity. This includes the Kickstart scheme and other Plan for Jobs support measures, along with advice on learning new skills and finding out who's recruiting. Search 'Plan for Jobs programmes' on GOV.UK for more information. Normal redundancy rules and protections apply to furloughed employees - search GOV.UK for 'Plans for Jobs programmes for employers'' to find out how your business could benefit. What support is available to help my business grow? If you're looking to grow your business, the UK Government Help to Grow scheme offers management and digital programmes to help you learn new skills and reach more customers. To register your interest, search 'Help to Grow' on GOV.UK if you're considering taking on new employees, there's a range of UK Government support available to help your business, including placements, apprenticeships and training opportunities. Search GOV.UK for 'Plan for Jobs programmes for employers' to find our how your business could benefit. CORONAVIRUS GRANTS ON TAX RETURNS HRMC are reminding firms that grants to support businesses and self-employed people during the pandemic are taxable and, if you've claimed CJRS grants, they need to be included as income on tax return "as well as some other COVID-19 grands you might have received". Search 'reporting coronavirus grants and support' on GOV.UK. FINAL CLAIMS FOR STATUTORY SICK PAY REBATE SCHEME This closed on September 30 and businesses have until December 31 to submit any final claims, or amend claims already submitted. For more information on eligibility and how to make final claims, search 'check if you can claim back statutory Sick Pay' on GOV.UK CLOSURE OF EXTENDED APPEAL WINDOW DUE TO CORONAVIRUS The three month extended window to appeal against tax decisions and penalties if the delay in making the appeal was due to coronavirus ended on September 30. HMRC say they understand some customers are "still feeling the impacts of coronavirus and this may still be a reasonable excuse for not meeting their tax obligations on time in some cases. We will consider appeals and ask for evidence if needed". WATCH OUT FOR SCAMMERS HMRC say they continue to see high number of fraudsters calling, emailing or texting customers and claiming to be from the department. "If in doubt, we advise you...
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