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The measures to handle or financial impacts of COVID-19.

Recovery Loan Scheme launches

Another round of government-backed loans are available.

Workplace pension contributions bounce back after slump

Employee contributions increased by 12% in Q3 2020.

UK unemployment rate drops to 5%

The ONS estimated 1.7 million people were unemployed in January this year.

Business groups welcome ‘tax day’ consultations

The Treasury announced 30 tax updates, consultations and documents.

HMRC to accept bulk appeals for late tax return penalties

The process is available for a period of six months.

CIOT: digital tax reporting rules should be better targeted

The CIOT has raised concerns over the potential costs and burdens on businesses.

UK borrowing hits £19.1bn in February

Borrowing was £17.6 billion higher than the same period last year.

HMRC publishes guidance on SME Brexit support scheme

Applications close on 30 June 2021.

The furlough scheme, from now to September

The extension is expected to save 340,000 jobs, according to the OBR.

Details of the “final” two SEISS grants

An extra 600,000 taxpayers are eligible for the fourth and fifth grants.