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Chancellor announces changes to the CJRS

To ensure we are providing you with as much support and information regarding the Government’s Coronavirus initiatives, here are the latest updates regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for furloughed employees.  During the government briefing on Friday 29th May, Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed the changes to the CJRS, in line with the easing of lockdown restrictions and the extension of the scheme until the end of October.  Under the current scheme, the Government will pay back to the employer 80% of each furloughed employee's salary, up to a maximum of £2,500 per employee, plus the National Insurance paid, as [...]

Chancellor announces changes to the CJRS2020-06-01T14:47:02+00:00

Self-employment Income Support Scheme now open

HMRC has opened the portal for the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), meaning taxpayers can now submit applications.  The scheme, which is accessible to those that are self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by Coronavirus, will allow you to claim a taxable grant of 80% of your average monthly trading profits over three years, capped at £7,500. It will be paid out in a single instalment covering three months, paid directly into your bank.   In order to access the portal, you will need to log in, or create, your Government Gateway account. You will [...]

Self-employment Income Support Scheme now open2020-05-18T14:24:54+00:00

Available Government support in response to COVID-19

Throughout April, the Government launched a range of initiatives and support packages to support business as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. It can feel overwhelming to understand which option is best for you, so to try and help we have laid out a summary of all the initiatives below: Bounce Back Loan Available as of 9 am this morning (4th May 2020), the Bounce Back Loan is the latest business support scheme to be announced for small and medium-sized businesses affected by the pandemic. The loans, of up to £50,000, will be interest-free for 12 months and will be [...]

Available Government support in response to COVID-192020-05-04T09:58:46+00:00

Coronavirus Business Support

With the rapidly changing nature of the coronavirus outbreak, information and advice from the government is changing on a daily basis. In the latest response to the outbreak, the Chancellor has introduced various coronavirus business support initiatives which will be very welcome to businesses who may possibly be experiencing financial concerns. These measures include: A Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme To support businesses experiencing difficulty through this current period, an additional £2.2 billion funding support for small businesses that pay little or no Business Rates (SBBR) has been announced. There will also be a refund for businesses and employers required [...]

Coronavirus Business Support2020-03-18T15:27:31+00:00