Measures to assist with Covid-19

Posted on 15th Apr 2020

Below we have summarised the latest position (last updated 20 November 2020) on a number of financial measures to assist businesses and individuals who are facing difficulties due to Covid-19. Further details can be found on the GOV.UK website. Should you wish to discuss matters...[more]

Capital Gains Tax - Are major changes on the way?

Posted on 13th Nov 2020

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has published its report on Capital Gains Tax, which looks at how the difference in the way the levy is calculated compared to Income Tax can distort people’s behaviour. Corporate Tax Partner, Paul Twydell, has highlighted some of the...[more]

Welcoming.. Paul Twydell

Posted on 2nd Nov 2020

We are very pleased to welcome Paul Twydell, who joins us as a Partner to head up our Corporate Tax team. Previously with a Top 25 firm for the past seven years, he is known for his exceptional work in the creative, media and technology...[more]

Welcoming.. Bas Kundu

Posted on 19th Oct 2020

Bas Kundu recently returned to Simmons Gainsford as our Head of Real Estate and Transactional Tax Services. Previously with us for just over four years, he is reprising his part-time role to continue his excellent work across the property sector as well as M&A, transactions...[more]

Guidance: Loan Charge Liabilities

Posted on 12th Oct 2020

HMRC recently updated their guidance on settling Loan Charge liabilities. There is a new section 4 which provides guidance for those that didn’t complete a tax return by the deadline. Self Assessment customers who did not file their 2018 to 2019 return by 30 September...[more]

Self-Employed Grant Extension

Posted on 29th Sep 2020

The extension to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will be limited to those currently eligible (although they do not have to have claimed previously) who are actively continuing to trade but are facing reduced demand due to COVID-19. There will be two grants in...[more]

What is the Job Support Scheme?

Posted on 29th Sep 2020

Rishi Sunak's new support package to replace the furlough scheme will open on 1 November 2020 and run for 6 months, until April 2021. How will the Job Support Scheme work? Claims can be made from December 2020 and will be paid on a monthly...[more]

What Is The Kickstart Jobs Scheme?

Posted on 3rd Sep 2020

The Government's Kickstart Scheme has now opened to assist young people on Universal Credit aged between 16-24 to find six month work placements. The Government will pay 100% of the age-relevant National Minimum Wage, National Insurance and pension contributions for 25 hours a week. Employers...[more]

Can You Afford To Leave Protection To Chance?

Posted on 26th Aug 2020

In the sixth instalment of our Summer Financial Focus, here at SG Financial Services we look at how the state benefit system has come under more intense scrutiny during the pandemic and highlighted some serious gaps. There is nothing quite like a crisis to show...[more]

Child Trust Funds: A Useful Nest Egg

Posted on 26th Aug 2020

In the fifth instalment of our Summer Financial Focus, here at SG Financial Services we look at how the first Child Trust Funds (CTFs) are due to mature this September, giving those who turn 18 in that month access to a useful nest egg. The...[more]

Time To Review Your Drawdown Plans

Posted on 14th Aug 2020

In the fourth instalment of our Summer Financial Focus, here at SG Financial Services we look at why many people may need to reduce the income they are taking from their drawdown pension funds in light of recent falls in the value of their investments...[more]

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