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December 2021

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: New support measures announced

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced more government support provided for businesses most impacted by the rising number of Coronavirus cases in the UK.  

Grants for electric vehicles cut by 40%

The plug-in grant scheme for brand new zero-emission cars has been cut by 40% and is now restricted to lower priced vehicles.  

Scam warning: Bogus HMRC letters

We have recently become aware of a letter purporting to be from HMRC regarding Corporation Tax payments asking clients to call a fake HMRC contact number and set up a payment plan. 

A third of OMBs now planning to make redundancies

33% of owner-managed businesses in the UK are planning to make redundancies now the safety net of furlough has been removed according to our latest Owner Managed Business (OMB) survey results.

A long road to recovery for owner managed businesses?

Our latest Owner Managed Business (OMB) survey is a tale of contrasts. Many businesses are still struggling with the effects of the pandemic while others are thriving.