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Government Summer Statement – Further Coronavirus help for business and individuals

Government Summer Statement – Further Coronavirus help for business and individuals On 8th July the Chancellow announced some further help for businesses and individuals. Here is a summary. Job Retention Bonus The government will pay a one-off £1000 payment to employers for every furloughed employee retained to the end of January 2021 This is conditional…
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Seven important things to know about the new flexible furlough rules

1. Who can I place on flexible furlough? From 1 July 2020 only employees that you as an employer have claimed for previously will be eligible for more grants under the Job Retention Scheme. This means they must have previously been furloughed for at least three consecutive weeks taking place any time between 1 March…
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Flexible Furlough Scheme – 1st July 2020

Flexible Furlough Scheme – 1st July 2020 There are changes being made to the furlough scheme with effect from 1st July and that means that if you are an employer you need to be aware of how you can bring staff back to work and claim the furloughed grant for the hours they do not…
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Job Retention Scheme and Self Employed Income Support Scheme – Update 1st June 2020

On Friday (29th May) the Chancellor announced some changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self employed Income Support Scheme. Here are the details: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Important Update 29th May 2020 The Chancellor has announced three changes to the job retention scheme: 1. From 1‌‌ July 2020, the scheme…
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Discretionary Grant Fund

Discretionary Grant Fund The government have recently announced an additional fund of up to £617 million for local authorities to assist businesses that missed out on the earlier grant funding for shops, hotels, hospitality etc.. This additional fund is aimed at small businesses with ongoing fixed property-related costs. The government are asking local authorities to…
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How to calculate Statutory Redundancy Pay

How to calculate statutory redundancy pay While some help is available to employers through the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme to help them keep staff on during the COVID-19 pandemic, in some cases, it may not be possible to avoid making staff redundant. Where staff are made redundant and have at least two years’ continuous service,…
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Cash is King

Cash is King In times of uncertainty, cash is king. If you have plenty of cash or reserves to get through this period, then you do not need to read on. If not, then monitoring cash flow must be one of your priorities. We’ve already looked at reducing your fixed and operational costs and the…
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Stay visible to your customers

Why it’s more important than ever to stay visible Whilst you may be experiencing a downturn in business during this time or you may be thinking of mothballing the business in readiness for the end of the crisis now is most certainly not the time to go quiet on your customers. Actually, quite the opposite.…
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Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) – Update 4th May

Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) – Update 4th May 2020 HMRC have now issued guidance on how this scheme will work and the steps you need to take now to ensure you are ready to make your claim and receive the grant without delay. Please note that HMRC have specifically EXCLUDED accountants and agents from being able to…
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Bounce Back Loans

Bounce Back Loans The government have listened to taxpayers who were concerned that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans didn’t fit the size and requirements of smaller businesses and have therefore announced a different type of loan, launching on Monday 4th May 2020. These are loans of between £2,000 and £50,000 to assist businesses that have…
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