COVID-19 Business Support Hub

We are here to support you during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Please read the articles below for our latest updates.

Government extends further support to businesses affected by COVID-19
Under increasing pressure from business groups, local authority leaders and the public, the Government has decided to extend several of
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HMRC receives almost 55,000 tax relief claims for working from home
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has received 54,800 tax relief claims from individuals for working from home using a new
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Chancellor expands Job Support Scheme and grants to businesses facing new COVID-19 restrictions
The Chancellor has announced that the Government will expand the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) to assist jobs and businesses
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COVID-19: National Audit Office warns up to 60 per cent of Bounce Back Loans may not be paid back
The Government’s spending watchdog, the National Audit Office (NAO), has warned that up to 60 per cent of businesses may
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Government issues new guidance on the Job Retention Bonus
Employers will be able to apply for the Job Retention Bonus (JRB) between 15 February 2021 and 31 March 2021.
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Download the Government’s guide to the Job Support Scheme
Many businesses have welcomed the news that the Government will introduce a new scheme to support them with their employment
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Government set to announce extension of Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce the extension of the Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) until
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HMRC sends thousands of letters to employers for ‘incorrect’ CJRS claims
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been writing to thousands of employers, asking them to review the Coronavirus Job Retention
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Government reinstates advice to work from home ‘if you can’
The Prime Minister has reinstated the advice for people to work from home if they can, following an increase in
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Government introduces legal duty to self-isolate, with big penalties for employers that prevent staff from following the rules
Speaking in the House of Commons, the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has announced a legal duty to self-isolate for people
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Event and conference re-openings no longer allowed to go ahead
Plans for the phased reopening of stadiums, business events and conferences on 1 October will now no longer go ahead.
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Hospitality industry faces new restrictions to curb second wave
In recent weeks, many businesses within the hospitality sector have been enjoying a relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions. However, from 24
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Government to reinforce COVID Secure guidance with new direct legal obligations
To ensure workplaces that remain open prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Government will introduce a direct legal obligation for
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Government to launch new local lockdown grants
Businesses that are required to shut due to local lockdowns could be entitled to claim up to £1,500 in grant
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CBILS ends on 30th September 2020
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has offered important financial support to thousands of businesses across the UK –
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SMEs are missing out on £1.5 billion worth of COVID-19 Government support grants
According to the latest research, small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are missing out on almost £1.5 billion in coronavirus business
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How will you rebuild and recover?
Funding launched to cover cost of professional advice The value of cash flow forecasting, management accounts and revised business plans
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The second round of  the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opens for applications
The second stage of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is now open, and applications must be submitted before
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Other news: HM Revenue & Customs issues ‘nudge’ letters to people suspected of having undeclared overseas assets
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has written to people suspected of having undeclared overseas assets, asking them to declare any
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IMPORTANT Key Date
Second round of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opens on Monday The second round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
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