WARNING! SEISS Phishing Scam doing the rounds!

We’ve been made aware by some clients that they have received an e-mail which looks as though it’s from HMRC with ‘IMPORTANT APPLICATION’ – You’re eligible for the fourth and fifth grants’ in the Subject field – A screen grab of this e-mail is featured here. The e-mail has a … Continued

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If it sounds too good to be true – Beware!

In the current crisis, it appears that young people in particular are being hit hard on the employment front, leaving many of them susceptible to ‘easy-to-earn’ cash scams. Criminals are targeting 21 to 30 year olds through social media, jobs websites and scam e-mails to recruit ‘money mules’ to help … Continued

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Roadmap out of Lockdown

On Monday 23rd February, the Government set out its roadmap for the country to come out of Lockdown 3. It was understandably cautious, as none of us want to see further Lockdowns, but it did give us clear targets to aim for and help to plan our own recovery from … Continued

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Council Grants for Businesses Forced to Close

The next round of Council Grants has been released for businesses forced to close due to national restrictions. These grants are aimed at businesses in the retail, leisure, hospitality, personal care and sports facility sectors. They can only be claimed if the business has been forced to close due to … Continued

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Think of turning electric? Folkes Worton looks at the benefits

Thinking of turning electric?

With the Government setting new and ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions, giving the Motor Industry deadlines for ceasing production of fossil fuel and hybrid vehicles, as well as offering new incentives for vehicle owners to switch to all electric; is now the right time to convert to the all … Continued

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Protect your assets in these challenging times

Challenging Times? Find out how to protect your property and liquid assets with Folkes Worton. These are challenging times and the uncertainties created by the current crisis may have made you concerned about your business’s or your own personal financial exposure. You may therefore be interested to learn, that at … Continued

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Folkes Worton Insight

HMRC’s complaint handling process

Taxpayers may find themselves in a position where they need to make a complaint to HMRC. Complaints can relate to many different issues such as unreasonable delays, mistakes and poor treatment by

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HMRC blocks phone fraudsters

Fraudsters have been blocked from using HMRC’s most used helpline numbers after the introduction of new defensive controls. These fraudsters had been able to make calls to taxpayers across the

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Genuine HMRC messages

HMRC has issued an updated version of their online guidance on Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails and texts. The guidance provides a current list of genuine messages from HMRC. This

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