COVID-19 Business Support Hub

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Please read the articles below for our latest updates.

Companies House to scrap paper reminder letters
Companies House has announced that businesses will no longer receive reminder letters, as it seeks to end paper communications. Businesses across the UK have been receiving a
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Third round of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opens on Monday with tighter eligibility criteria
The third round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will open on Monday 30 November 2020 with tighter eligibility criteria than have applied to the previous
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Important deadlines approach for the furlough scheme
Businesses across the UK are being reminded of key deadlines and actions for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which are just days away. The CJRS was
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Spending Review highlights long-term economic impact of Coronavirus pandemic
The Chancellor’s statement to Parliament setting out his Spending Review decisions came against a backdrop of predictions from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), which indicated that
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Government extends furlough scheme and provides a boost to SEISS
As businesses deal with the impact of yet another national lockdown in England, the Chancellor has taken further steps to protect jobs, businesses and the self-employed by
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Government extends Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and Government-backed loans
As England prepares for a four-week national lockdown, the Government has announced it will extend existing support measures to help businesses and the self-employed business community in
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National Lockdown – Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Business Support Update
The Government has extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) following the announcement of new Coronavirus restrictions in England from Thursday 5 November 2020 to Wednesday 2
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Government extends further support to businesses affected by COVID-19
Under increasing pressure from business groups, local authority leaders and the public, the Government has decided to extend several of its existing support measures to help businesses
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Government issues new guidance on the Job Retention Bonus
Employers will be able to apply for the Job Retention Bonus (JRB) between 15 February 2021 and 31 March 2021. This one-off taxable payment to employers offers
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Download the Government’s guide to the Job Support Scheme
Many businesses have welcomed the news that the Government will introduce a new scheme to support them with their employment costs once the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
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Chancellor announces new Job Support Scheme and package of business support measures
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a new job protection scheme and a range of new business support measures. Announcing his Winter Economy Plan at a hastily
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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
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