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The Chancellor announced at Spring Budget 2020 that a new Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) would be launched to help support smaller businesses, with turnover of up to £45m, across the UK. Since that announcement, the Chan... Read More

The following guidance is reproduced from the businesswales.gov website The Welsh Government has announced a package of support worth £1.4bn for small businesses to help them during the coronavirus outbreak. Retail, leisure and hospitality bu... Read More

The following guidance is reproduced from the GOV.UK website General guidance for employers The UK Government has published extensive guidance for employers, including details on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and what to do if someone is su... Read More

The following guidance is reproduced from the mygov.scot website Help with non-domestic rates in Scotland during coronavirus (COVID-19) Last updated: 20 March 2020 To help owners of non-domestic properties, including businesses, deal with the impac... Read More

On Friday, the Chancellor went significantly further than in the history of this great county, with a series of unprecedented announcements in the Government’s support of businesses, employees and individuals.  The range of measures for U... Read More

In these uncertain times, with the schools now closing it's hard not to panic and feel overwhelmed by the inevitable isolation that we are now facing. I think our faces in this picture shows exactly how we're feeling right now! It is hard to explain... Read More

Firstly, the Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations 2020 have amended the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982, to include, in the definition of persons deemed incapable of work for the purposes of SSP entitlement,... Read More

It seems from the latest guidance published by Public Health England and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy that local authorities will be responsible for administering the special COVID-19 business rate relief and grant fundin... Read More

HMRC has launched new emergency measures to help those businesses and self-employed people affected by COVID-19 through the Time to Pay service. These arrangements are agreed on a case-by-case basis and are tailored to individual circumstances and li... Read More

The Chief Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Barclay, made an unexpected announcement to parliament on the night of 17 March 2020. The announcement confirmed that the government are postponing the roll-out of IR35 measures to the private sect... Read More

Enterprise zones were first launched in 2011 and are specific geographic areas that provide various tax breaks and government support. Businesses that set-up in enterprise zones can benefit from up to 100% first year capital allowances for qualifying... Read More