Further to the Chancellor’s announcement on Friday extending both employee and self employed grants, please see our summary of the key points here: https://www.onthespottax.co.uk/blog/entry/2020/06/01/coronavirus-grants-2-0-finding-your-exit-small-businesses Unfortunately, if you weren’t eligible before, there are no new grants, the expectation being that many businesses will start to recover as the lockdown eases. We’re...

The Government published the updated guidelines on the discretionary grants yesterday.  The major change in this update is that you are not excluded from these grants if you are also eligible for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) The new guidelines are at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/887239/Local_Authority_Discretionary_Grants_Fund_-_guidance_for_local_authorities_-_version_2.pdf. I also...

The Reopening High Streets Safely Fund will help councils in England introduce a range of safety measures in a move to get people back to work and customers back to the shops. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/50-million-boost-to-support-the-recovery-of-our-high-streets?utm_source=a66dbfa1-4808-44f7-94d9-56af80c1f2c2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate New £50 million fund for councils across England to prepare for the safe...

These Government Guidelines were published yesterday evening. local-authority-discretionary-grants-fund-guidance-local-government I hope to shortly advise you of the Mid Sussex/West Sussex guidelines as this is a discretionary scheme – businesses within Mid Sussex District Council can register for this grant now at www.grantapproval.co.uk    ...

The Government have just announced a local business grant fund scheme that may be of interest to you. Please see their website for further information. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/top-up-to-local-business-grant-funds-scheme As this announcement indicates further guidance for local authorities will be set out shortly.  I promise to keep the Business Associations and...

Self-employed invited to get ready to make their claims for coronavirus (COVID-19) support. All coronavirus business support information can be found at gov.uk/business-support HMRC are beginning to contact customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Those who are eligible will be able...

The new Bounce Back Loans scheme, announced by the Chancellor today, will allow businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 and access the cash within days. Loans will be interest free for the first 12 months, and from Monday 4 May, businesses can apply online through a short and simple form. The Government,...

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