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Bounce Back loans average 87,000 approvals a week since launch

Lenders have approved an average of 87,000 Bounce Back loans every week since the scheme was launched on 4 May, according to the latest figures from the Treasury.

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Government further extends Tax-Free Childcare scheme as result of coronavirus

The government has further extended Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) to 31 October 2020 for parents who may have fallen below the minimum income requirement as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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ICAEW warns taxpayers have 90 days to notify HMRC of overclaimed COVID-19 grants

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has warned taxpayers that they have 90 days to notify HMRC of overclaimed coronavirus (COVID-19) grants.

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Ensure interaction between VAT and Eat Out to Help Out is understood, ICAEW urges

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has urged businesses to ensure that they understand the interaction between VAT and the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

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Bank of England holds rates as economy set for record slump

The Bank of England (BoE) left interest rates unchanged at 0.1% as it predicted a record slump for the UK economy due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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HMRC publishes guidance on claiming Job Retention Bonus

HMRC recently published guidance on the eligibility requirements for the Job Retention Bonus.

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SME manufacturing activity plummets, says CBI

SME manufacturing output volumes fell at the fastest rate on record, according to the latest quarterly Confederation of British Industry (CBI) SME Trends Survey.

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FSB calls for further help for employers as furlough wind-down begins

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for the government to provide further help to employers as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) begins to be wound down.

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Data reveals significant decrease in inheritance tax receipts

Data published recently by HMRC has revealed that there has been a significant drop in inheritance tax (IHT) receipts.

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