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Chancellor’s update

Posted 24/09/2020 New job support scheme A new Job Support Scheme will be introduced from 1 November for a duration of 6 months. Employers will still pay the wages of staff for the hours they work, however for the hours not worked the government and the employer will each pay one third of the equivalent…Read More

The Kickstart Scheme is now open for Applications

Posted 09/09/2020 The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched the Kickstart Scheme, designed to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The Scheme is designed to create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the…Read More

Do You Want to Hire an Apprentice? – Incentives Are now Being Offered

Posted 21/08/2020 If you are thinking about hiring an employee, you may find that hiring an apprentice is a cost-effective solution. As part of the Government’s plans to Kick start the economy, an incentive payment is being offered. Employers in England will receive an incentive of £2,000 for each new apprentice aged 16-24 and £1,500…Read More

Second Stage of Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Opens Today

Posted 17/08/2020 The eligibility criteria for the second grant is exactly the same as the first grant – so self-employed people who were eligible for the first SEISS grant will be eligible for the second grant, so long as their business has been adversely affected since 14‌‌ July 2020.  This typically means a business has…Read More

Green Homes Grant Details Announced

Posted 05/08/2020 Builders, plumbers, and other tradespeople across England will need a government-backed seal of approval to provide their services as part of the new £2 billion Green Homes Grant going live at the end of September. The new scheme will see the government fund up to two-thirds of the cost of home improvements of…Read More

Customs Intermediary Grant Scheme

Posted 04/08/2020 If your business completes customs declarations, you are eligible to apply for grants to get funding for recruitment, training and IT improvements. For details of: who is eligible to apply what you must use the grants for amounts of funding available the tools you need ways to apply the process once you have…Read More

Further details of the Job Retention Bonus announced

Posted 03/08/2020 Further details of how jobs will be protected through the government’s new Job Retention Bonus have been unveiled by HMRC. employers will receive a one-off payment of £1,000 for every employee who has previously been furloughed under Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – if they remain continuously employed to the end of January…Read More

England – New Grants to Boost Recovery of Small Businesses

Posted 03/08/2020 Thousands of smaller businesses in England are set to benefit from £20 million of new government funding to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government has announced. Small and medium sized businesses will have access to grants of between £1,000 – £5,000…Read More

Helpful Corona Virus Employer & Employee Support Outside Government

Posted 21 July 2020 We know that individuals and businesses have been under enormous pressure throughout the coronavirus crisis.  Remember ongoing business support is available through many different channels which you may not be aware of and is free for many. Employers and employees need support in many ways right now, from general business guidance,…Read More

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