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Covid-19 and other news

  • What is the outlook for SMEs? – 23/04/2021

    12 months on and we are still feeling the effects of the pandemic and will for some time.  In March, immediately after the Chancellors latest budget, we asked SMEs across the UK to share their outlook for the next 12 months.  The findings make for interesting reading – including: 46% of businesses with less than...Read More

  • Coronavirus Update – 4th Self-Employment Income Support Scheme – 09/04/2021

    -The 4th Grant under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) covers the period 1st February  to 30th April 2021. -The online service to claim the grant will be available from late April 2021. -The claim must be made by 1st June 2021. -HMRC will contact possible eligible claimants mid-April 2021 and provide a date a...Read More

  • Coronavirus update – Recovery Loan Scheme and proposed Business Rates relief fund – 08/04/2021

    Recovery Loan SchemeAs notified in our Update of 4th  March, and further explained in our Budget Summary, the Recovery Loan Scheme has now opened.   For further details, and list of accredited lenders,   Click HereProposed Business Rates Relief Fund-Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors have had 100% rates relief as part of...Read More

  • Coronavirus update – Paying Deferred VAT and Restart Grants – 22/03/2021

    1.) Paying VAT deferred due to Coronavirus Further details have now been released as to how businesses can join the VAT deferral new payment scheme announced last month.If you deferred VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make, you can: pay the deferred VAT in full,...Read More

  • Support Available to Businesses

    A Handy Guide to Help You On 3rd March Rishi Sunak introduced a number of new measures of support for SMEs as part of his budget.  He also extended some of the existing schemes as well as announcing some new initiatives designed to support the survival, growth and development of businesses. From the extension of...Read More

  • Coronavirus Update – Budget 2021 – 04/03/2021

    Yesterday, the Chancellor presented his 2021 Budget which, to the relief of many, announced continuing  Coronavirus business support. This includes: -The extension of CJRS ( furlough) to September 2021. -Further grants under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme ( SEISS) for the 3 months to April and 5 months to September 2021. Newly self-employed since April 2019...Read More

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