10 things we never thought would happen in 2020

2020 highlights

2020 has been a year like no other, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll be looking forward to seeing the back of it. But it hasn’t all been doom and gloom and some surprising things have happened.

Don’t believe us? Well, take a look at 10 things that this time last year we would have never thought possible or even likely.

1. Holding meetings wearing pyjamas

The beauty of working from home – nobody needs to know you haven’t got dressed all day, although having a last minute video-call can cause a bit of a panic!

2. We would become obsessed by toilet paper

Never really understood this one, given diarrhoea isn’t a symptom of Covid-19, but everyone in the UK obviously knows better!

3. Having a legitimate reason not to see people!

Admit it, sometimes it’s nice not to have to come up with an excuse not to go out.

4. Being given longer to pay your corporation tax and self-assessment payments

Not quite as simple as it sounds, but at least we have been given the option.

5. Being able to walk into a bank wearing a mask

Think about it. This time last year you would have been arrested for doing just that.

6. The government would pay us not to work

The government won’t see the furlough scheme quite that way, but when you think about it, it’s the reality for some people.  

7. We’d get bored of daytime TV

When you work all the time, having a day off and watching TV is great, but when that’s all you’ve got to do, day in and day out, not so much.

8. Thursday night would be the highlight of our week

Why? Because that’s when we would all clap for the NHS – a great way of showing our appreciation but also a way of catching up with our neighbours.

9. Everyone would be baking banana bread

Did you know that during the first lockdown, 53% of us turned to baking! There’ll be a lot of applications for Bake Off next year!

10. Dolly Parton would help to save the world

Yep, she made a $1m donation to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which was used to fund research for a Covid-19 vaccine, which is currently testing at 94.5% effective. Go Dolly!

So, while we might be glad to see the back of 2020, it’s good to know that there have been some positives. And if you do want any advice on the Corporation Tax and self-assessment extensions, you know where we are.

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