Posts Tagged: virus

Local Lockdown Cash Grant

Find out about the cash grant for businesses affected by local lockdowns.     What is it?   The government has announced several local lockdowns, during which some businesses have to close their doors. To help these businesses, and to protect jobs, the Government has announced a new cash grant. You will only be eligible… Read more »

Amnesty for Furlough Breaches

Find out about the Government’s amnesty for Furlough rule breakers.     What are the furlough rules? If an employee is furloughed then they cannot undertake remunerative work for the employer. This means that they cannot do any work for that employer, or a company linked to that employer. However, they can take part in… Read more »

Income Tax Deferral for the Self-employed

What help is available from HMRC?     What is it? The Self-Assessment payment on account, that is ordinarily due to be paid by July 2020 may now be deferred until January 2021. This deferral is optional, and you can pay the second payment normally if you wish, to avoid a large payment in January… Read more »

Some workers may be better off thanks to furlough

Find out how employees could be better off thanks to the Government’s furlough scheme.     What is furlough? The Government’s furlough scheme allows companies to retain staff through the Coronavirus, whist the government pays up to 80% of the employee’s wages.   How can employees be better off? During the period of furlough the… Read more »

What Cash Help are you Entitled to?

Use this tool to see what cash help you are entitled to.     What help is there? The Government introduced the Small Business Grants Fund and the Retail, Leisure & Hospitality Grants Fund Since launch over £7 Billion in grants has been paid out to small businesses. The grants are between £10,000 and £25,000… Read more »

£50,000 Quick, Easy, No Security

How the government’s new “bounce-back loans” can help you.     What are they? These new “bounce-back loans” are 100% government-backed loans for small businesses. They are aimed at unblocking the backlog of credit checks by banks amid fears that small firms could fold before getting the loans they need.   Key Features Starting Monday… Read more »

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

  The scheme is now open for applications. All major banks are offering this scheme. The scheme is delivered through commercial lenders, backed by the Government-owned British Business Bank. The CBILS guarantee is to the lender and not the business. Under this scheme, the Government provides the Lender a guarantee for 80% of the loan…. Read more »

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme   On Friday the Chancellor announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Although the Government has yet to announce all the details, there is still some useful information that we already know.   What does furlough mean? To be eligible for the scheme the employee must be furloughed. Furlough leave has… Read more »

Corona Virus Cash Help

Find out how the government is helping your business through the Corona virus.     The Chancellor announced an expansion of Business Rates Relief. The current retail discount of 50% will be increased to 100% for 2020-2021, meaning nearly half of all properties in England will pay no business rates for the year. As well… Read more »