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Furlough grants from 1 November 2020

Great news for many employers and employees today, as the furlough is being extended to 31 March 2021. The Job Support Scheme previously announced has been shelved for now. Who can be furloughed? Any employee on a payroll filed with HMRC by midnight 30 October 2020 Anyone whose contract ended on or before 23 September…


Herefordshire Grants – what’s available for businesses and charities?

createNow is the time to boost your business, and there are loads of grants available to help you do just that. *16 June 2020 update on Discretionary Grant Funds: Herefordshire Council have now launched their discretionary grant funds, with Government funding. These grants are aimed at small businesses who missed out on the initial Business…


29 May 2020: Updates to Furlough and Self-Employment Grants

The Chancellor announced that changes were coming to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme some time ago, so we’ve been waiting for updates for a while. We knew the scheme was extending to 31 October 2020, and that there would be some part-time furlough, but that’s all we knew. So Friday’s announcements were very welcome. **Please…


Third Self-Employment Grant Available

Great news for a lot of self-employed people. The third self-employment grant is available, and the portal will open 30 November 2020 for claims. So what do we need to know? Who is eligible? Self-employed people who are impacted by COVID It can be a continuing effect, or you can be newly affected You must…


Lockdown 2.0 Small Business Zoom Check Ins

Following last week’s Lockdown 2.0 update, we were asked if we’d go back to running these Zooms every week and yes of course we will! We look forward to seeing you at 10am every Monday until 21 December 2020, and will continue them after that if you’d like us to. What we’ll cover More detail on…