On 12 February 2014, the Prime Minister announced a package of measures to help homes,  businesses and farmers hit by recent flooding.

All affected businesses will be able to apply to their local authority to get business rate relief for  three months.

HMRC has set up a new hotline for those who have been affected by flooding and may have  difficulties in meeting their tax liabilities.

In all cases HMRC will look to offer up to three months additional time to pay. This will cover all  taxes owed to HMRC, including VAT.

To read HMRC’s press release click here

For details of the tax helpline click here