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Category: Business information

COVID-19: what to do if you’re self-employed and getting less work or no work

19th April 2021

Guidance for people who are self-employed and getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Coronavirus (COVID-19): what to do if you’re self-employed and getting less work or no work Read more

Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

16th April 2021

Below are links to the Government guidance on the Self Employment Income Support Scheme: Claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme How your trading conditions affect your eligibility for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme How HMRC works out trading profits … Read more

Launch of Recovery Loan Scheme

7th April 2021

A new government-backed loan scheme launches today (6 April) to provide additional finance to those businesses that need it. Financial support for businesses Find out more about the Recovery Loan Scheme Read more

Covid-19: Registration open for tests for employees

15th March 2021

The Government has opened registration for free employee covid-19 tests. Registration closes on 31st March. Sign up here Read more

COVID-19: Job Retention Scheme information

15th March 2021

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has now been extended until 30 September 2021.  From 1 July 2021, the level of grant will be reduced each month and employers will be asked to contribute towards the cost of furloughed employees’ wages. For more information on the Scheme click here. Step by step guide for employers … Read more

COVID-19: recovery loan scheme

5th March 2021

The government has now released information on a new loan scheme to support access to finance for UK businesses as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more. Read more

COVID-19: access coronavirus business innovation support package

5th March 2021

Information on how businesses can access the scheme providing continuity grants, loans for existing award holders, and additional business advisory support services. Find out more. Read more

Bounce Back Loan Scheme update

9th February 2021

The Government has updated guidance on the Bounce Back Loan Scheme which is designed to enable smaller businesses to access finance quickly during the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme helps small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and up to 25% of their turnover. The maximum loan available is £50,000. The update states that “a … Read more

Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus

26th January 2021

Watch videos and register for free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of  Coronavirus. Find out more Read more

Kickstart Scheme Grants

21st January 2021

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers: 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) … Read more