Category: COVID-19

Emergency Covid Funds Worth £1.5bn unclaimed

Small businesses and self employed are being urged by The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to claim emergency funds which are currently sat in local authority bank accounts and will be otherwise repaid to Government at the end of the

Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Second Payment

Eligible self-employed people will be able to claim a second and final SEISS grant in August; this will be a taxable grant worth 70% of their average monthly trading profits for three months, paid out in a single instalment and

Deadline looming to start furlough

10 June is the final day an employer can furlough an employee for the first time. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme closes to new entrants on 30 June. After this date, only employees who have been furloughed for at least

Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Upate

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has just announced changes to the Self Employed Income Support Scheme for those whose trade continues to be adversely affected by Covid-19. Eligible self-employed people will be able to claim a second and final SEISS grant

Furlough Scheme Changes

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has just announced changes to the Covid Furlough Scheme. From 1/7/20, employees who were previously furloughed can return to work on a part time basis. This is a very welcome change for small business directors who

Re-starting your business

Now that we’re slowly coming out of lockdown, it’s time to start to plan re-starting your closed business. Whilst many small businesses could legally have stayed open throughout the lock-down, many closed, either because of social distancing (staff and/or customers),

New ‘top-up’ grants available for left-out firms

The government has made an extra £617m available to a range of businesses not previously covered by business rates holidays or support grants. The new discretionary ‘top-up’ fund caters for small businesses with ongoing fixed property costs. The kinds of businesses that

HMRC Webinars for Self Employed Income Support Scheme

HM Revenue & Customs are running webinars on applying for the Self-employed Income Support Scheme #SEISS, you can sign up here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/4081320498512977155?source=Apr-HMRC-DCS-SEISS-SE-5&fbclid=IwAR1SejJ4QGayN0XfcMZ8ifSqc3CmMeih4urLDQ7utyJ9eVG1082WoWS0_yA

ICPA Update re Self Employed Support Grant

A short YouTube video from the ICPA giving details of how the self employed can check and claim their self employed support grant As you’ll see from this video, the self employed must make their own claims via their own

The Forgotten

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