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The key announcements and notices that you need to be aware of amidst the coronavirus health crisis.

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Emergency export controls applied to PPE
The measures will require exporters to apply for permission before sending PPE to certain countries.

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Winding up petitions
The Insolvency & Companies Court is intending to progress winding-up cases remotely where possible.

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More fiscal and creative policy needed to address coronavirus crisis
RSM’s UK Financial Conditions Index dips towards 2008/09 levels.

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Coronavirus market turbulence could increase risk of pension scams
There is an increased risk of members being lured into ‘safe haven’ funds, which offer little protection.

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Government support measures may have a tax sting in the tail
How are the coronavirus incentives treated for tax purposes?

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Will company directors be thrown a lifeline?
There is financial support for employees and the self-employed, but a noticeable gap in the support measures.

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Retail sales slide ahead of coronavirus impact
Figures show a tough February for the sector, before coronavirus started to have an effect.

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International travel restrictions likely to impact tax residency
The UAE unexpectedly announced this morning that it will lockdown all airports.

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Charities on war footings may need to call in the reserves
The Charity Commission has recently updated its guidance on dealing with the coronavirus.

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A proposal to save the self-employed and gig-workers from financial destitution
We suggest an approach which would put these people on the same footing as employees on furlough.

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HMRC – too many consultations during the crisis?
We urge HMRC to focus on the consultations which are both urgent and important, leaving the rest until after the crisis has passed.

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What are the implications of travel restrictions for company taxation?
Companies whose staff are stranded overseas may find themselves hit with an overseas tax liability.