Hot Topic: Updated Job Support Scheme

As part of the Winter Economy Plan Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the introduction of the government’s new Job Support Scheme Open (JSS Open). The JSS aims to protect jobs and support businesses over the coming months. Following the initial announcement, the Chancellor announced an extension of the JSS.  The Job Support Scheme Closed (JSS Closed)… Continue reading Hot Topic: Updated Job Support Scheme

Time To Pay Tax

If coronavirus means you can't pay a tax bill on time, the government is offering Time To Pay (TTP) as a way of easing cash flow problems. It is important to appreciate that TTP cannot be used to reduce tax liability. TTP is just that - it buys time, giving you breathing space and spreading… Continue reading Time To Pay Tax

Government launches small business micro loan scheme

As part of the government's measures to mitigate the economic damage caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a micro loan scheme for small businesses. The Bounce Back Loan Scheme will allow small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19 to apply for up to £50,000, with the government guaranteeing 100% of the… Continue reading Government launches small business micro loan scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme goes live as it is extended to end of June

The government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme went live on 20 April after Chancellor Rishi Sunak extended it until the end of June. The scheme allows businesses to furlough their employees, with the government paying 80% of their wages up to a maximum of £2,500. HMRC has emailed two million employers providing a link to a… Continue reading Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme goes live as it is extended to end of June

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme goes live

The government's Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme went live for applications on 23 March 2020. In the Budget, the Chancellor announced the implementation of the scheme, which will support the continued provision of finance to UK small and medium-sized (SME) businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Delivered by the British Business Bank, the scheme will temporarily… Continue reading Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme goes live

Chancellor unveils help for self-employed workers

On the 26 March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a scheme to help self-employed workers who have been hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Under the scheme the government will pay self-employed people a taxable grant based on an average of their earnings over the past three years. The grant will cover up to 80% of earnings… Continue reading Chancellor unveils help for self-employed workers

COVID-19: Measures for UK businesses

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that began in China and spread rapidly around the globe has caused major disruption to businesses and economies worldwide. The UK government has responded to COVID-19 with measures aimed at delaying its spread and mitigating damage to the economy with a substantial stimulus package. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out a package… Continue reading COVID-19: Measures for UK businesses

Coronavirus and Your Business

You can’t have escaped the news that coronavirus is here.  The situation is fast moving and guidance is constantly changing. We previously blogged that the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, had announced that Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) would be payable to employees from day 1 rather than day 4 of absence.  The budget of 11 March… Continue reading Coronavirus and Your Business