Information and resources for business owners and individuals

This hub is designed to help you keep up-to-date with the latest government announcements and to provide useful information for business owners and individuals on how COVID-19 may affect you and your business.

Support for the Self Employed Has Been Extended

The government has announced more support will be available for the self-employed in the form of two grants, each available for three-month periods covering November 2020 to January 2021 and February 2021 to April 2021. To be eligible for the Grant...

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The Job Support Scheme Starts 1 November 2020

The Job Support Scheme (JSS) provides different types of support to businesses so they can get the assistance according to their situation. Businesses that are open but facing decreased demand can get support for wages through “JSS Open”. Those...

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The Importance of Scenario Planning for Your Business

With the current Covid restrictions putting many businesses at risk, planning for and analysis of different scenarios has never been so crucial for all businesses to ensure their future success – performing ‘what if’ scenarios can help business...

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Making Tax Digital – an update

Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT) has been effective for businesses with turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 since April 2019. HMRC recently outlined its next steps, including the introduction of Making Tax Digital for Income Tax...

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Self-Employed Income Support Scheme – Updated

The existing self-employed grant (SEISS) will also be extended on the same basis as the job support scheme. An initial taxable grant will be provided to those who are currently eligible for SEISS and are continuing to actively trade but face...

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NHS Test and Trace Service In the Workplace

The NHS Test and Trace service: • provides testing for anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus to find out if they have the virus; • gets in touch with anyone who has had a positive test result to help them share information about any close recent...

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New Job Support Scheme Announced

Today Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new Job Support Scheme starting 1 November 2020 to replace the current Job Retention (“furlough”) Scheme which ends 31 October 2020. All small and medium-sized businesses are eligible, larger businesses must...

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