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November 5, 2020

CJRS extended further into March 2021 and SEISS increased


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The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has just announced in Parliament that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (or “furlough scheme”) will be extended further, into March 2021. The level of support will

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November 1, 2020

CJRS extended through November


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Yesterday evening, the Prime Minister announced that there will be a 4-week nationwide “lockdown” effective from 5 November. These restrictions will require certain businesses and venues to close. In anticipation

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October 29, 2020

Support increased: Job Support Scheme, SEISS and business grants


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Job Support Scheme (“JSS”) JSS Open For employers who can operate safely but continue to face reduced demand, the Job Support Scheme, through JSS Open, will provide support to help

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October 21, 2020

Bounce Back Loan Scheme extended


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The application date for the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) has now been extended to 30 November, and the loan repayment process made more flexible. To date, the BBLS has

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September 24, 2020

New Jobs Support Scheme and continuing business support measures


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Following the announcement yesterday that the Autumn Budget had been cancelled, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak today announced a new Jobs Support Scheme which will replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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September 2, 2020

Kickstart Scheme launched


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The Kickstart Scheme, announced by the Chancellor in July’s Summer Statement, is launched today. What is the Kickstart Scheme? The Kickstart Scheme is grant funding to create new 6-month job

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August 14, 2020

COVID-19 support – latest updates


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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (“SEISS”) – Grant 2 Self-employed individuals or members of a partnership can claim the second SEISS grant if the business has been adversely affected on or

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June 8, 2020

Furlough planning thoughts and redundancy


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As an update to our blog earlier last week, I wanted to emphasise the importance of planning with regards to possible future redundancies. Most of you will now know, the

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June 3, 2020

CJRS – employers have until 10 June to bring employees into scheme


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Last Friday, HM Government announced the outline of how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) will develop following the initial 4-month period. The scheme will become more flexible from 1

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June 1, 2020

COVID-19: Government Help for the Self-Employed – extended on 29 May 2020


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On 26th March 2019, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced assistance for the self-employed, intended to be analogous to the help already announced for furloughed employees. The basics of what has been

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June 1, 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS): Extension and part-time working


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On 29th May 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) starting from the 1st July 2020. Detailed guidance is yet to be issued at

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May 11, 2020

Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS)


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What is it? The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS), provides financial support to small businesses across the UK that are losing revenue, and seeing their cashflow disrupted, as a result

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