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Health & Wellbeing of Care & Allied Workers

The Thursday night clapping for key workers is a measure of how much they are appreciated by the general population. Care workers, caterers, cleaners, nurses, occupational therapists, personal assistants, registered managers, social workers and others all have a crucial role in ensuring that the country’s needs are met during this very challenging time. Whilst most…
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Financial Support & Returning to Work Guidance

In this week’s Briefing we provide you with the latest guidance on some of the financial support packages available to you as SMEs. We have also included links to important health and safety guidance for those returning to work. The revised Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) –…
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Travel Guidance

As we are all aware, the Government is encouraging people who cannot work at home to return to their places of work. There is, however, concern about potentially increasing the spread of Covid-19 by many more people travelling, particularly on public transport at peak times. The Department for Transport has issued detailed travel guidance, which…
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The new Discretionary Business Grant Scheme (DBGS)

The Government has established a new discretionary fund of £617 million that has been set up to help some small businesses that were previously outside the scope of the existing business grant funds schemes. The additional money will be made available via Local Authorities; the exact amounts for each Council area will be announced in…
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Revised Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by Coronavirus the Treasury has issued some updated guidance and regulations on the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), which makes their existing support more generous. In this Bulletin you can find out if you can now use this revised scheme to…
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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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Preparing to Make a ‘Furlough’ Claim

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough scheme) has been introduced by the Chancellor to help support employers, whose business operations have been severely affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19), retain their employees and protect the UK economy. The online service for making furlough claims for your employees is going live week commencing 20 April 2020 and…
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BUILDING LEGACIES COVID-19 BRIEFING – 09/04/2020

This Bulletin contains updated information on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), the new assistance package for charities, and new guidance on the repayment of existing loans and credit cards. CBILS In the first instance, we are pleased to tell you that the Treasury has confirmed that Directors’ personal guarantees are no longer required…
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