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Business Updates: New Mentor Programme Launched for UK Farmers

Welcome to our round up of the latest business and Covid-19 news for our clients. Please contact us if you want to talk about how these updates affect your business. We are here to support you! New mentor scheme launched to boost UK food exporters A new mentorship programme to help UK farmers and food…Read More

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from July

The UK Government will continue to pay 80% of your furloughed employees’ usual wages for the hours not worked, up to a cap of £2,500 per month, to the end of June. In July, CJRS grants will cover 70% of employees’ usual wages for the hours not worked, up to a cap of £2,187.50. In…Read More

HMRC Employer Bulletin and Latest Coronavirus Updates: June 2021

Welcome to our latest business support updates, including: The HMRC employer bulletin The latest economic news What restrictions changed yesterday in light of the continuation of phase 3 Coronavirus business support updates The HMRC Employer Bulletin HMRC publishes the Employer Bulletin 6 times a year, giving employers and agents the latest information on topics and issues that…Read More

‘Breathing Space’ Scheme Launched to Support People in Debt

New scheme to give people in problem debt breathing space launched Hundreds of thousands of people struggling with debt problems will be supported through a new debt respite scheme that was announced 4 May 2021. Around 700,000 people struggling with problem debt to benefit from Breathing Space this year as the scheme will give those…Read More

Fourth Self Employment Income Support Grant Now Available

This week, EY item Club has improved its estimate of the UK’s economic performance in 2021 – and forecasts a rebound in growth over the next two years and predicts a return to growth for summer 2021 with GDP to rise by 5% in 2021 and 6.5% in 2022. See: How the UK economy can…Read More

Positive ONS Indicators as Lockdown Eases

The latest figures on the economy As the lockdown gradually eases, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicators for the UK economy and society show some positive news about the reopening of the economy. Estimates for UK seated diner reservations on 12 April 2021 were at 79% of their level seen on the equivalent…Read More

Furlough Changes and ONS Economy Figures

Welcome to our round up of the latest business and Covid-19 news for our clients. Please contact us if you want to talk about how these updates affect your business. We are here to support you through these tough times. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its latest indicators for the UK economy…Read More

Restart Grants and Recovery Loans: are you eligible?

Recovery Loan Scheme launches  The Recovery Loan Scheme will ensure businesses continue to benefit from Government-guaranteed finance throughout 2021. Loans will include 80% government guarantee and interest rate cap. With non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality reopening today, Ministers have ensured that appropriate support is still available to businesses to protect jobs. From last week, businesses…Read More

How to Finish the Tax Year and Prepare for IR35 Changes

As we head towards April, now is the time to think about pre-tax year planning, doing the year end administration and filing the necessary forms to HMRC. Time is running out to make the most of your tax allowances this year.  The first step to making the most of your tax allowances can mean looking…Read More

Preparing for the New Normal: Vaccination Policy for Employers

As businesses prepare for the “The New Normal” (probably by the end of June) of vaccinated employees, regular workplace testing and continued social distancing – we have prepared guidance to help you implement a vaccination policy and templates on: Vaccination policy for your business  Covid-19 workplace risk checklist Vaccine register for all staff     The Bank…Read More

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