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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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How is the furlough system changing from 1st September?

UPDATE – HOW IS THE FURLOUGH SCHEME CHANGING FROM 1st September? From 1 September, the government will pay 70% of wages up to a maximum...

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Changes to Furlough and SEISS schemes 30th May 2020

All change! Here’s the low down…   You might well have heard snippets of info about the just announced changes to both the furlough scheme...

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The Furlough Scheme

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Updated 13th May 2020    FURLOUGH HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO THE END OF OCTOBER 2020. Which means a total of 8...

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Bounce Back Loan Scheme

Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) opens Monday 4th May 2020 UPDATE HERE! (10th February 2021) WARNING! we’ve been advised by a firm of liquidators that...

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Interest free loans – CBILS

UPDATE 27th APRIL 2020 The Government has announced today a new ‘quick and simple’ loan option for businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000. A...

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