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Redbridge Business Survey

Redbridge council want to understand the impact that COVID-19 is having on local businesses. They have created a short questionnaire to help collate information and ensure they are providing the right information and support to help businesses affected.   The council wants to ensure that every Redbridge business owner is accessing the support available,  and want…
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Difference between medical and domestic refrigerators

Medical refrigerators, also known as ‘laboratory’ or ‘pharmacy’ refrigerators cost a lot more than a standard domestic refrigerator.  But how different are they and is the extra money really worth it? The short answer is, yes, they are worth the extra cost, as they are very different to what you would be able to purchase…
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Building Legacies Covid-19 Briefing – 27/05/2020

This Bulletin includes information on: Extensions to Mortgage Holidays CJRS Furlough Scheme Changes Part-Time Workers’ Rights EXTENSION TO MORTGAGE HOLIDAYS The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced proposals which will continue support for customers who are struggling to pay their mortgage due to Coronavirus crisis. The proposal outlines the options Lenders will be required to…
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SHOPS AND RETAIL RE-OPENING

The Government has announced it will allow a phased re-opening of shops and retail premises, which is planned to start in June. It has issued new guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments. Here are two helpful links: Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) in shops and branchesFull PDF…
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Business opportunities for women-owned suppliers across Europe

WEConnect International is a corporate-led non-profit and their goal is to connect more majority women owned businesses into the corporate supply chain. Their corporate members represent $1 trillion in annual purchasing power and are true pioneers in inclusive sourcing and more information can be found on their website: http://weconnectinternational.org/. WEConnect International currently has the following…
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Transport For London Briefing For Businesses

Following the Government’s recent announcement of a roadmap to easing existing lockdown measures, TFL are working to safely and gradually build up service levels to where they were before the coronavirus pandemic. This TFL toolkit sets out their latest travel advice for businesses, as well as sharing some tips for planning to return to work…
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Business Interruption Insurance Update

Last week we told you that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was considering what measures it should take to help businesses that had tried unsuccessfully to claim on their Business Interruption (BI) insurance policies. The Coronavirus pandemic and the Government controls imposed as a result are causing a substantial level of loss and distress for…
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Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

This scheme will allow SME employers, with fewer than 250 employees, to apply to HMRC to recover the costs of paying Coronavirus-related SSP. Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from 26 May. This new online service is designed for small and medium-sized employers to recover Statutory…
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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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