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Details on how the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme works. In this blog I will be explaining who is entitled to claim under the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme and how to access that support Who can make a claim and what are the criteria? a) The self-employed (including members of partnerships and LLPs) b) You must […]

H.M. Revenue & Customers are increasingly sending out offices into the field to conduct undercover tests on taxpayers who they suspect are not declaring all on their income. They are targeting this approach particularly at cash traders such as public houses, restaurants, street food businesses, hairdressers and market stalls. Their approach is to send officers […]

We have it on good authority that HMRC is focusing a campaign on restaurants, takeaways and street food businesses with a number of taskforces concentrating on this sector. HMRC have successfully used taskforces in the past to collect tax from the building sector and public houses. The Revenue believe that the catering sector are more […]

  Up & Coming Grant Funding From April 2019 Grant Programmes will be released for certain job creating projects for SME’s with less than 250 employees.   Business Growth Programme Business Development grants of up to £170,000 are available for: Market development costs Refurbishment of business premises Capital equipment These grants are available for most […]

The catering sector can sometimes benefit from tips received from customers and unfortunately there are some tricky tax rules which must be applied to any tips or gratuities received. Tax is payable on income from employment and unfortunately HMRC consider tips to be income from employment. We often see restaurants adding a service charge at […]