Lockdown #147 - a reminder of what you can claim

Date: 05/01/21

As we head into another national lockdown, here's a reminder of what support is available to small businesses.

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2nd Lockdown - Small Business Financial Support

Date: 01/11/20

Guess what's back? Back again? Lockdowns back! Tell a friend...Read on to see the available support as we prepare for our 2nd National Lockdown during the current COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Job Support Scheme

Date: 28/10/20

The rules for the Job Support Scheme, which replaces the Job Retention Scheme, have now been released. Read on for the main points.

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Eat Out to Help Out

Date: 16/07/20

As part of the Governments support package to help the struggling Hospitality Industry is the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, which pretty does what it says on the tin.

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VAT Rate cut to 5% for Hospitality

Date: 15/07/20

As part of measures to get the economy moving, our lord and saviour Rishi dropped the VAT Rate from 20% to 5% for the hospitality and accommodation industry as of today until January 2021. However, as with most things VAT, it's not as simple as it sounds!

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Mini Budget 2020

Date: 08/07/20

The Chancellor today announced a welcome host of new measures to help further support the struggling hospitality industry and small businesses.

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Let's get back to Business

Date: 02/07/20

With the previous rules in place that restricted movement and effectively closed the majority of businesses being slowly lifted, we've put together some tips and advice on how to put your business back on play (but with a few changes like being not allowed to play loud music because when people sing, they tend to spit everywhere. You have to sit on different tables if you aren’t family - meaning that you have to shout, but you’re not allowed to shout. Sounds like our PM’s speech all over again - you can go out, but not out out, but stay in unless you have to go out out out out out).

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Flexible Furlough

Date: 05/06/20

The rules of the new Flexible Furlough Scheme coming into place from 1st July have now been announced.

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Furlough Scheme Extended and Self Employed Income Support Scheme goes live

Date: 12/05/20

Good news for small businesses as the Chancellor has announced an extension to the Job Retention Scheme to the end of October and the first applications for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme goes live.

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The Small Business Lifeline - Bounce Back Loans

Date: 04/05/20

With most businesses now either seemingly on indefinite pause or just about managing to trade on a significantly reduced basis, the announcement of the Bounce Back Loan (BBL) facility is a lifeline for small businesses who have slipped through the cracks with the governments other support packages.

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'Furlough' - the new buzzword

Date: 27/03/20

Everything you need to know about The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme & furloughing your staff.

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Covid-19 Support for the Self-Employed

Date: 27/03/20

Rishi Sunak has said the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will help 95% of those self-employed. We'll be the first to call 'bullshit' on that. Read on for more information on who is eligble for the scheme, who isn't, what's on offer and how to get it.

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Top tips for working from home

Date: 24/03/20

Given recent announcements, thousands, if not millions of people are being forced to work from home. Some perhaps even for the first time. These are some of our tips to help you actually get some work done instead of procrastinating like there’s no tomorrow.

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How to put your business on pause

Date: 24/03/20

With the new rules in place restricting movement and effectively closing the majority of businesses, we've put together our tips and advice on how to put your business on pause and the kind of things you should be doing whilst it is.

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Covid-19 2nd Update on Small Business Financial Assistance

Date: 21/03/20

Here's our second update on the Financial Assistance offered to small businesses during the covid-19 outbreak and when, and how, they're likely to get it.

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Covid-19 Update on Small Business Financial Assistance

Date: 20/03/20

As the world seemingly desends into chaos, here's a quick update on what we know in terms of the assistance being offered to Small Businesses and when, and how they're likely to get it.

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Covid-19 - What to do if the sh*t hits the fan

Date: 18/03/20

All small businesses are facing challenges right now.We'll be keeping you up to date as much as we can on how you can get your hands on Government Cash, what you can do to avoid a crisis and our tips for small businesses to stay alive.

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