Lockdown #147 – a reminder of what you can claim

5th January 2021  |  Sean Toomer

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

1st November 2020  |  Sean Toomer

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

28th October 2020  |  Sean Toomer

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

16th July 2020  |  Sean Toomer

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

15th July 2020  |  Sean Toomer

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

8th July 2020  |  Sean Toomer

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

2nd July 2020  |  Sean Toomer

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

5th June 2020  |  Sean Toomer

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

12th May 2020  |  Sean Toomer

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

4th May 2020  |  Sean Toomer

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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