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The Main Street & Surrounds BID Business Plan is going to ballot next month!

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The Main Street & Surrounds BID Business Plan is going to ballot next month!

Here’s George Russo, BID Task Group Chairman and Director at International Franchises Limited on why his businesses will be voting yes and supporting the BID: https://player.vimeo.com/video/591473186?h=b39cb9e739

You may have now received a “Notice of Ballot” letter from Isolas, who will be conducting the month-long, independent postal ballot for the BID Business Plan. Ballot papers will be sent out at the beginning of September, and you’ll have up till 5pm on 29th September to return these to Isolas and have your say on whether you’d like the 5-year BID project to go ahead.

Want more information?

For any questions, more information on the BID Business Plan, how the BID will benefit your business, what your business’ annual BID levy will be or for anything else, please reply to this email or get in touch with BID Project Manager, Jade Edinburgh, on jade@mainstreetbid.com

Kind regards,

The BID Team | Main Street BID

 

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www.mainstreetbid.com

Climate Change Vulnerability & Risk Assessment Consultation

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Climate change is now the biggest challenge of our generation and understanding its potential impacts as well as building capacity to cope with these is of fundamental importance. Understanding the challenges and rising to meet them requires cooperation and collaboration by all citizens. Your feedback is valued and therefore ask you to take a moment to fill in the questionnaire through the following link https://survey.alchemer.eu/s3/90363241/Gibraltar-VRA-Consultation-Questionnaire-2021-Sector-Actors

Any questions or issues should be addressed to Gib.Adaptation@ricardo.com

https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/press-releases/climate-change-vulnerability-and-risk-assessment-consultation-5152021-7091

GFSB response to Budget

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The GFSB notes the measures in the budget and understands that these come in the context of trying times. The Federation would have preferred and had requested, for the minimum wage increase to be postponed for at least a year and for no increases to be made to the cost of utilities.

Aside from these matters, the Federation does not have any significant concerns with the measures in the budget and welcomes the employment and capital tax allowances announced.

However, it does feel that these measures are overshadowed by the large increases that were made to social insurance prior to the budget, which imposes significant additional costs on its members.

Income Tax Office HM Government of Gibraltar – 28 June 2021

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Please note we will no longer be sending you any PAYE forms by mail. All necessary forms are available on our website. They can be filled online and sent to us by email. The forms may be accessed through the following link https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/income-tax-office/employers-and-trusts/employers

P8 Form 2020/2021

Following last year’s electronic and interactive versions of the P8 form, this year it will be made available via our website and can be downloaded via the following link https://tax.egov.gi/uploads

Additional guidance notes can be found via www.gibraltar.gov.gi/employers. A service to upload completed forms directly and securely through an online platform will be available via website link – https://tax.egov.gi/.

Form P10/10A – Tax year 2020/2021

You are required to complete Form P10/10A and submit that form to the Income Tax Office by not later than the 31 July 2021.

In Form P10/10A you should include details of all expenses, perquisites and benefits paid in cash or otherwise to each of your employees during the tax year 2020/2021.

You should complete section 3 of Form P10/10A, if you have opted to pay the tax on the benefits paid to your employees in accordance with paragraph 74, Chapter 9, Schedule 7 to the Income Tax Act 2010. Payment of the tax due must be made by no later than 31 July 2021.

Form P12 – Tax year 2020/2021

You are required to complete Form P12 (Details of Pension Scheme Contributions Form) if you have paid contributions for yourself and/or your employees during the tax year 2020/2021 into a pension scheme that is approved by the Commissioner of Income Tax.

You should submit Form P12 to the Income Tax Office by not later than the 31 July 2021.

You need to confirm whether your employees contribute towards an occupational pension scheme (OCC), personal pension scheme (PPS) or Retirement annuity contract (RAC). Furthermore, please ensure that all employees have their correct taxpayer references listed in your reports.

Form P7

You should complete Form P7 and give it to each employee as stated in the form. Form P7 should show the total remuneration, tax and social insurance contributions and benefits in kind (if applicable) paid for the tax year 2020/2021.

Form P7A

If an employee leaves before the end of the tax year, you should complete Form PZA as stated in the form. Part 1 should be submitted to the Income Tax Office and Parts 2 & 3 should be given to the employee.

Remittance Advice Slips for PAYE & Social Insurance Payments

Payments should now be made through our online facility available via the following link https://tax.egov.gi/. Please refer to the guidance and instructional video within this landing page for our e-services.

Submitting PAYE Forms to the Income Tax Office

You can submit the completed PAYE P10 & P12 Forms to the Income Tax Office by email.

The P10/10A and P12 forms needs to be sent to employerforms@gibraltar.gov.gi

Please ensure that the Employer’s name and PAYE reference number are clearly shown on all forms submitted.

 

Yours Faithfully

 

A Bacrese Morgan for Commissioner of Income Tax

 

Income Tax Office • HM Government of Gibraltar • St. Jago’s Stone Block, 331 Main Street. Gibraltar GX11 1AA

t +350 20074924 e paye.enquiries@gibraltar.gov.gi w gibraltar.gov.gi

GFSB writes to Government regarding ‘Large Events’ cancellations

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The GFSB has written to the Minister for Business and the Minister for Civil Contingencies regarding the recent cancellation of “large events” announced by Government on 22 July 2021 and the call for “private bars, restaurants and nightclubs to be cautious in the events that they hold, to strictly control numbers and to ensure that clients are vaccinated AND have a negative COVID-19 test result.”

These measures, which effectively put an end to business in the large events sector for the foreseeable future, come just days after the Government was giving permission to events to operate at full capacity and have created considerable uncertainty in the food and beverage sector as to what measures they should now be implementing.

It is not the role of the GFSB to give public health advice and we recognise the fact that Covid cases are rising as are hospitalisations.  The Federation is, however, concerned that policies that fundamentally affect the ability of an entire sector to operate can so rapidly go from “full capacity” to “nothing at all”. It is also concerned that bars, restaurants and private venues are being called on to police much stricter criteria for entry, whilst at the same time being given no practical guidance as to what “being cautious” means in practice or how and when it should be implemented.

The business community is facing amongst the most difficult operating conditions of recent times with the combined challenges of Brexit uncertainty, the pandemic and increased taxes and social insurance announced in the recent budget.  It is quite clear that the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic is not over and that a return to business as usual may yet be many weeks, if not months away.  In those circumstances it is absolutely vital that the Government work with businesses to reduce uncertainty, enabling them to plan as much as is reasonably possible.  We, therefore, ask the Government to;

  1. Conduct meaningful engagement with the business community before rolling out any further public health restrictions;

  2. To work with the business community to establish sector specific measures to be implemented as and when required;

  3. To establish key public health indicators that set out the basis for implementation and easing of restrictions;

  4. To publish that information in a “Lock / Unlock the Rock” document similar to that which was published in 2020.

The GFSB members are acutely aware of the personal tragedies and deaths that Covid has already caused in our community.  We also recognise as much as any other sector, the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic brings.  It is our members who have seen their businesses closed, their incomes collapse and their plans in tatters.  We recognise the hard work being done by Government, public authorities and agencies to control this pandemic.  However, as it becomes clear that those challenges may remain for many weeks and months, restrictions must be implemented in as predictable and specific a manner as possible and in accordance with established criteria.

GFSB Membership Survey 2021

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We value your views. Your feedback and comments are important to us and are always welcome. In this survey, we hope to give you another opportunity to give us your thoughts on our service and how we can possibly improve it for everyone.
Please take a few moments to answer the questions below, it is very much appreciated.

Fill in Membership Survey

UK Community Renewal Fund closing date extension

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Due to difficulties being encountered by businesses with obtaining the necessary documentation to complete their applications for the UK Community Renewal Fund, the Gibraltar Expansion & Development Secretariat has extended the closing date for the submission of bids to 12.00noon on Friday 30 July 2021.
Potential applicants requiring any further information or assistance should contact the Funds Advisor on tel: 20073255 or email advice@geds.gi.

Make sure you are on Visitgibraltar.gi

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The Gibraltar Tourist Board (GTB) has asked us to inform restaurants and retailers that you can freely list your shop/bar/restaurant on the Visit Gibraltar directory for free.

Restaurants – https://www.visitgibraltar.gi/eat-and-shop/restaurants-bars
Shops – https://www.visitgibraltar.gi/eat-and-shop/shopping

All you need is to supply the following to the GTB:

  • Business Logo – ( minimum 263px wide x 148px high)
  • Name
  • Contact and telephone number
  • Email address
  • Location
  • Opening Times
  • Website link

Kind regards,

Justin Bautista
Gibraltar Tourist Board
Email: justin.bautista@gibraltar.gov.gi
Tel. +350 20046274

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