Former Island Harbour owner and BHS boss jailed for tax evasion (updated)

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The former owner of Island Harbour, who went on to buy BHS for £1 was jailed for tax evasion on a grand scale. Details within

Thursday, 5th November, 2020 4:47pm

By Lisa Billard with 3 readers' comments

Help to Save account holders receive their first bonus payments

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Help to Save is a savings scheme which allows eligible people to save up to £50 a month in a secure savings account, which is backed by Government

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 8:00am

By Lisa Billard

Government support for Isle of Wight families hit by Covid-19 continues – for a while longer

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The Government say they are extending eligibility for their childcare offers so that no parent loses out because of a fall in income due to Coronavirus

Monday, 17th August, 2020 8:23am

By Lisa Billard

Isle of Wight food outlets signed up to Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

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Use the online tool to find out which food outlets in your area have signed up to the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme running in August

Tuesday, 28th July, 2020 3:42pm

By Lisa Billard with 5 readers' comments

Just a few days left to update HMRC on Tax Credits claims

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Don't leave it until the last minute to update HMRC on your Tax Credit status. It could result in you having to repay any overpayments say HMRC

Monday, 27th July, 2020 8:48am

By Lisa Billard

Isle of Wight restaurants can now register for Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme

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The Government scheme to encourage diners back into restaurants brings with it a 50% reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink-in throughout August

Monday, 13th July, 2020 11:07am

By Lisa Billard with 11 readers' comments

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Scheme to launch later this month

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This scheme will allow small and medium sized employers, with fewer than 250 employees, to apply to HMRC to recover the costs of paying coronavirus-related statutory sick pay

Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 6:36am

By Lisa Billard

HMRC warn about scam emails and SMS-messages

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Don't fall for one of the scam emails or SMS-messages used to trick you into thinking you've received a tax rebate, so you'll hand over your bank account and personal details.

Wednesday, 9th May, 2018 11:04am

By Lisa Billard

South East taxpayers urged: Do your Self Assessment online, don’t miss the deadline

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HMRC is reminding its 1.9 million SA customers in the South East to complete their online tax return ahead of the 31 January deadline.

Tuesday, 5th December, 2017 8:32am

By Lisa Billard with one comment

Don’t forget to renew your Tax Credits claim before end of July

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9,700 people on the Isle of Wight rely on Tax Credits - if you're one of them and you haven't renewed yet, get your skates on.

Monday, 24th July, 2017 7:43am

By Lisa Billard

Low paid workers unaware of national minimum wage rules say HMRC

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Around 8,000 Islanders have to claim Working Tax Credit because they're not being paid enough to meet housing, food & heating bills. HMRC say many are unaware they're being illegally denied a national minimum wage.

Tuesday, 28th March, 2017 11:12am

By Lisa Billard

HMRC launch new Website to help understand childcare offers

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The new 30 hours free childcare offer for working parents of three and four year olds in England will double the current 15 hours of free childcare currently available.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 6:55am

By Lisa Billard