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Category: Business Support

Free Careers Advice for Londoners

In this period of uncertainty, good quality careers advice has never been more important. High quality careers advice will play a huge role in helping citizens get back to normality, boosting the UK workforce and rebuilding the economy. National Careers Service Provides free, personalized and impartial information, advice and guidance on learning, training and careers.…
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Supporting the Employers

The National Careers Service London is here to support all employers currently furloughing staff, recruiting staff to essential roles or having to make workers redundant. They offer free, impartial careers advice and guidance, delivered by qualified Careers Advisors.

New ‘Ask Henry’ Webinar Series

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new series of webinars with one of our long standing and trusted business advisors and trainers, Sir Henry Boyle. The series titled ‘Ask Henry’ consists of 7 short, fun and informative webinars. These webinars have been developed to help Building Legacies members unlock their true potential…
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Tower Hamlets Business Support Update

The government has delivered an initial package of support for small businesses through the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grant Fund for which eligibility was calculated via business rates payments. Recognising that many severely impacted businesses were excluded from these grants, an additional Discretionary Grants Scheme has been launched. This is aimed…
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Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise (VCSE) Organisation? Check Out These Financial Support Options!

In this Bulletin we cover the Government’s financial support options for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations. The Government has pledged £750 million to ensure VCSE organisations can continue their vital work during the Coronavirus crisis, including £200m for the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, along with an additional £150 million from dormant bank and…
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BUILDING LEGACIES COVID-19 BRIEFING – 20/05/2020

In today’s Bulletin we cover, the Coronavirus Future Fund, Coronavirus Grant Funding for SME’s via Local Authorities and clarification on Directors’ Remuneration & Share Dividends. The Coronavirus Future Fund (CFF) This new CFF scheme will issue convertible loans of between £125,000 and £5 million to innovative and creative sector companies which are facing financing difficulties…
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SECTOR-SPECIFIC COVID-19 SUPPORT FROM BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS AND TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

Although we have sought in our Bulletins to advise you of the range of Government schemes and interventions to help businesses cope with the unprecedented Coronavirus challenges, we thought that it would be helpful to list some of the additional support provided by Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations relating to specific sectors. The Government…
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NEW GOVERNMENT BOUNCE BACK LOAN SCHEME

Many small and micro businesses have had difficulty in accessing the CBILS support, often because lenders were unwilling to take on their 20% risk value (the Government agreed to cover 80% of the risk value) and in consequence have either been offered lower loans than requested – or have had their application rejected entirely. It…
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EXTRA INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR THE ‘FURLOUGH’ SCHEME

We previously advised you what information HMRC will require from you to process your application for financial support under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), known as the ‘Furlough’ scheme. Helpful feedback from one of our associated organisations, which has already applied for the CJRS, has revealed that HMRC require some additional information that we…
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BUILDING LEGACIES COVID-19 BRIEFING – 24/04/2020

This Bulletin covers, supplying the NHS and other Government Departments; the new Government Support Finder Portal; new directives/support from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) update Supplying the NHS & other Government Departments The Government generally and the NHS specifically are urging all UK companies and organisations that…
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