Resilience in a post-Covid business world

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Resilience in a post-Covid business world One of the lessons we should take away from the COVID experience – in a business context – is the ability to recover quickly from unexpected challenges. Firms in the hospitality and entertainment sectors are excused as they have had no power to act in their own best interest […]

Changes to the furlough scheme from 1 July 2021

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) commonly known as the furlough scheme is open to all UK employers to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for employees that

Boost to UK Tourism recovery

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In a boost to UK tourism, the government has launched a new Tourism Recovery Plan to help the sector bounce back from the pandemic. The plan is to recover domestic tourism to pre-pandemic levels by

5th SEISS Grant

5th SEISS Grant Applications for the 4th SEISS grant closed 1 June 2021. Which leaves one grant outstanding for payment, the 5th grant, covering the period 1 May 2021 to 30 September 2021. This final grant will be opened to claims from late July 2021. The grant is taxable and will be paid out in a single […]

Lockdown Extended until 19 July 2021

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Lockdown Extended until 19 July 2021 Lockdown release is deferred until 19 July 2021, which for most of us, means no change. Still required to work from home when we can and maintain the other Stage 3 social distancing provisions. However, there are a few additional concessions and we have summarised these below: The 30-person […]

Temporary trade credit insurance scheme to end

Trade credit insurance is a contract bought by suppliers to make sure they get paid even if their customers default and cannot pay the bills. This gives businesses the confidence to trade with one

Treasury directive re fourth SEISS grant

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Treasury directive re fourth SEISS grant HM Treasury has published a further Treasury Direction made under the Coronavirus Act 2020, ss. 71 and 76, which modifies and extends the effect of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The new Direction mainly deals with the expansion of the SEISS from 1 February 2021 to 30 April […]

A Reminder of COVID Changes on 12th April 2021

A Reminder of COVID Changes on 12th April 2021 Many traders will be miffed that they were not allowed to reopen in time for Easter this year. Step 2 of the Roadmap out of Lockdown is due to commence – in England only – on 12th April; unless, of course, the present downward trend in […]

Recovery Loan Scheme

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Recovery Loan Scheme The new Recovery Loan Scheme was launched on 6 April 2021. The new scheme allows businesses of any size to access loans and other kinds of finance between £25,000 and £10 million. The scheme will remain open until 31 December 2021 (subject to review). The scheme is intended to provide further support […]