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2nd Lockdown Furlough, SEISS and Grants update

EDIT: SINCE THIS WAS FIRST PUBLISHED, THE SEISS GRANT HAS NOW BEEN INCREASED TO 80%. Following Saturday 31st October’s announcement we see some new grants,...

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Mind the Gap – 6 tips for meditation and mindfulness

In an era where we’ve been expected to be ‘ever ready’, bombarded by policy changes at a national level and challenged by how we come...

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MORE Changes to Winter Economy Plan – Open and Closed JSS

UPDATE: 30th October 2020 Have you heard about the OPEN AND CLOSED types of Job Support Scheme (JSS)? So the one that is detailed below...

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Winter Economy Plan – in brief – a guide

The government announced a six month plan of further financial support on Thursday 24th Sept despite having said there would be no further SEISS (self...

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16 things you need to know about new Government Jobs Support Scheme

  Heralded with shock headlines of ‘we’ll be paying for this’ and talk of massive loans for the government to fund the support, you’d be...

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New Government Kickstart scheme – what’s it all about and who can use it?

What is the Kickstart Scheme? The government has introduced a new Kickstart Scheme, a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality...

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Time to apply for second Self Employed Income Support Scheme and a new grant for small businesses

SEISS Self employed businesses people who did not apply the first time round can apply for this second three month grant. But only if they...

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What small businesses need to do right now

We’ve compiled a check list of questions you might find helpful in your recovery which will affect most businesses right now. Some might be familiar and...

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VAT changes – what, who and how will the 5% reduction affect you?

VAT changes – what, who and how will this affect your business?   First off, you will need to be in the hospitality or ‘attractions’...

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How to get extra time to pay VAT and other HMRC taxes

You will no doubt be aware that HMRC offered businesses the option to defer their payment of VAT for the period up til the end...

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