Bethan Hassey (Bury St Edmunds)

Bethan started working at Whitings LLP in September 2016 after completing her A Levels at King Edward VI School. She completed her AAT qualification in 2018 and her ACA qualification in 2020. She works in the General Practice department at the Bury St Edmunds office preparing accounts for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies. She also has involvement in processing Payrolls. In her spare time she enjoys baking and taking part in the occasional park run.
My Latest Blogs
24th September 2021 SSP Rebate Scheme closes 30 September 2021!

Normal Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) can be paid to your employees from the fourth day they are absent from work if they meet the following criteria: They are classed as an employee and have done some work for you Earn an average of at least £120 per week Have been ill for at least 4…

16th August 2021 Payroll – Earlier Year Updates

Previously if you submitted an error on your payroll to HMRC in an earlier tax year and you noticed the error by 19th April following that tax year, you could amend your payroll records and submit an adjustment (FPS adjustment).   If you noticed the error after 19th April, you would submit an Earlier Year…

1st July 2021 Changes to the reduced rate of VAT for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions

  In July 2020 the government announced that VAT registered business who operate in the hospitality and tourism industry could use a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT on certain supplies compared to the standard 20%. The objective of this legislation was to support businesses in this sector during the Coronavirus pandemic and assist with…

15th March 2021 COVID 19 filing extension for CS01’s coming to an end!

The current confirmation statement (CS01) filing deadline of six weeks from the ‘made up to date’ (the original 14 day deadline, plus an extension of 28 days) is coming to an end. CS01’s with a filing deadline of 6 April 2021 or later will no longer have the COVID 19 extension. Please see table summary…

10th March 2021 Further extension of CJRS

It was announced in the budget on 3rd March 2021 that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended to 30th September 2021.   Employers can claim 80% of ‘usual salary’ for hours not worked up to a maximum of £2,500 per month. Employers must continue to pay employer National Insurance and employer pension contributions.…

7th December 2020 Extension to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Government has announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended until the end of April 2021. The Government has reviewed the terms of the scheme and confirmed that the claim will remain at the current level of 80% of an employee’s usual wage for the hours not worked up to a maximum of…

8th April 2020 Changes to Employment Allowance

Employment Allowance can be claimed to reduce the amount of Employer National Insurance payable. The 2020/21 tax year has introduced the following changes to Employment Allowance: The allowance has been increased from £3,000 per year to £4,000 per year You can only claim the Employment Allowance if your total Secondary Class 1 National Insurance liability…

20th May 2019 RSM’s Zorb Football Tournament

  On Thursday 16th May, Whitings attended RSM’s first ever Zorb Football Tournament in aid of the charity GeeWizz! After playing against 5 other firms, Whitings managed to finish 2nd overall based on goal difference.   It was a great event which helped raise money for a great cause. GeeWizz help support children and young…

18th January 2018 Guide to filing confirmation statements

  A confirmation statement (CS01) must be filed by a company every year to confirm the information held about them at Companies House. Even if the details on the CS01 haven’t changed since last year’s statement, you must still submit one. This is usually within 14 days of the anniversary of incorporation of the company…