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The Business Godparent Newsletter Autumn 2020

Our business godparent theme this time is all about the new norm, so what is your new normal? Are you in the office yet?

 

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Expansion Of The Job Support Scheme

With the new three-tier local restrictions in place, the Chancellor has expanded the Job Support Scheme for businesses forced to close their doors ...

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Loan Extensions Announced In The Winter Economic Plan

When the Bounce Back Loan was announced at the start of the pandemic, over a million businesses took one out ...

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Tax Deferrals Announced In The Winter Economic Plan

Businesses that are struggling with cashflow who deferred paying VAT can now spread their payments ...

   
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Chancellor Announces Further SEISS Grants

The hugely successful Self-Employment Income Support Scheme is being extended into 2021 ...

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The Government's New Job Support Scheme

With the announcement of the Job Support Scheme, many employers are hopeful they can retain some staff ...

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The Chancellor's Winter Economic Plan

Last week, the Chancellor announced his Winter Economic Plan designed to support the UK economy ...

   
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CJRS: October Furlough Scheme Changes

For October 2020, the government will contribute 60% of wages for the hours an employee is on furlough ...

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SEISS: Last Chance To Make A Claim

If you haven't already made a claim under SEISS then the deadline is fast approaching. Are you going to claim?

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Grants For Businesses Affected By Local Lockdowns

With more restrictions coming, the Treasury has offered grants for businesses affected by local lockdowns ...

 
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Veteran's Relief: Seconday NIC Savings For Employers

To support personnel returning into the civilian working world, the Government is consulting on Veteran's Relief ...

 

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Coronavirus Support: Have You Advertently Been Fraudulent?

You can't fault the Government for their help during the Coronavirus outbreak. But it has left them open to fraud ...

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CJRS: September Furlough Changes

Businesses across the UK are expecting major changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme this month ...

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COVID-19 Has Made Health And Safety Everyone’s Business

This week, I have a guest post from Amy and Priti of the SHE Community Hub talking about Health & Safety ...

   
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Companies House To Resume The Compulsory Strike Off Process

Due to the pandemic, Companies House suspended both the voluntary and compulsory strike-off process ...

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What's Important About Mental Health First Aid?

During August, I have been attending a superb online first aid course run by Dr AJ Yates from Mental Health First Aid England ...

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Important Information About The Job Retention Bonus

HMRC recently published more information on the Job Retention Bonus which includes how to check eligibility ...

   
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Furloughed Employees To Receive Full Redundancy Payments

Following on from CJRS, the Government is ensuring redundancy is based on normal wage rather than the 80% rate ...

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COVID-19: Employees, Holidays And Quarantine Restricted Countries

Business owners are wondering what to do about employees going on holiday to quarantine restricted countries ...

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The 5% VAT Rate Cut For Hospitality Businesses

After Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Summer Statement, HMRC issued new guidance on the 5% VAT rate cut he announced ...

 
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HMRC: 90-Days To Notify Of Overclaimed COVID-19 Grants

Businesses that claimed the CJRS or SEISS grant schemes are urged to doublecheck entitlements ...