COVID-19 Business Support Hub

We are here to support you during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Please read the articles below for our latest updates.

Government to launch new local lockdown grants
Businesses that are required to shut due to local lockdowns could be entitled to claim up to £1,500 in grant funding every three weeks for each premises
Read more...
Key dates for Coronavirus support schemes, tax and Companies House
With numerous Government schemes open to businesses and individuals to help deal with the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, there are more than 60 key dates to
Read more...
Other news: HM Revenue & Customs issues ‘nudge’ letters to people suspected of having undeclared overseas assets
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has written to people suspected of having undeclared overseas assets, asking them to declare any currently undeclared overseas assets and to complete
Read more...
IMPORTANT Key Date
Second round of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opens on Monday The second round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), which is worth 70 per cent
Read more...
New legislation introduced to protect redundancy pay of furloughed workers
The Government has announced that from 31 July 2020 any furloughed worker that is made redundant will receive a payment based on their normal wage rather than
Read more...
Paying for COVID-19: Government begins exploring tax take back
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has commissioned the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to undertake a review into how Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is paid by small businesses
Read more...
Government confirms the next steps for the digitisation of taxation
The Treasury has released new details on the next steps it intends to take as part of its long-term tax digitisation plan. Its timeline for a modernised
Read more...
Upcoming key dates for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
In the next few weeks, employers may need to submit additional information or change the way they manage their Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims. To help
Read more...
Government confirms Job Retention Bonus of £1,000
During the Summer Economic Update, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his Plan for Jobs, which included a new incentive for users of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Read more...
Guidance on hospitality and tourism VAT cut published
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published guidance on temporary cuts to the rate of VAT from 20 per cent to five per cent from Wednesday 15
Read more...
Details of ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme confirmed
The Government has now confirmed details of the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme, announced by the Chancellor at his Summer Economic Update on Wednesday 8 July.
Read more...
Summer Economic Update
When the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivered his Spring Budget on 11 March to the packed benches of the House of Commons, the hope was that the economic
Read more...