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All news by: Carolyn Rossiter

COVID-19: Temporary changes to sickness self-certification

New temporary changes to sickness self-certification came into effect on Friday 17 December.  Under the new rules, employees who are ill can now self-certify for the first 28 days.  They do not need to give their employer a doctor’s ‘fit note’ (also sometimes called a sick note).  

COVID-19: Companies House announce new measures to help businesses avoid being struck off

Companies House has announced a temporary pause of the strike off process to help businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis.  Voluntary DS01 applications can still be filed, but the company will not be struck from the register.  

Making Tax Digital VAT deadline extended to 1 April 2021

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has just confirmed that they are allowing an extension to the deadline for implementing full digital links for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT, therefore extending the soft landing period.

Changes to the Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme

Changes to the Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme legislated in the Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill came into effect on 6 April 2017 making it simpler and easier to claim.