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24 September 2020 New Support for Business

Following this week’s tightening of Coronavirus restrictions, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcements today were very timely. As usual, we await the finer detail, but this is what we know. New Jobs Support Scheme 6 month scheme Starting 1 November 2020 Employees need to work at least 33% of their hours Hours not worked will be…


Covid-19 Track and Trace Customer Information Collection

From 18 September 2020 businesses in the hospitality sector will be required by law to collect details and maintain records of staff, customers and visitors on their premises to support NHS Test and Trace.   This helps the government to identify people who may have been exposed to the virus, support the NHS and save…


Government launch £20 million small business recovery grant

Now more than ever, small business owners need a good plan in place for recovery, and a handle on how much cash their business needs to survive and thrive into the future.   On Tuesday 15 September 2020 the Government is making £20 million of funding available to boost small business’ recovery from the Coronavirus…


COVID-19 Survive and Thrive Recovery Plan

We probably don’t need to remind you of all the challenges that Covid-19 has brought for small businesses – so we won’t! Instead we would rather spread the message of encouragement that many small businesses can and have flourished during the Pandemic, and it all starts with having a plan. We’ve been working with some…


Kick Start Scheme: what’s it all about?

Another new initiative from the Government to help people get back to work following the COVID pandemic. And finally we have more info! What is the Kick Start Scheme? It will provide funding for employers to create new 6 month placements It’s to provide placements for young people aged 16 to 24, who are currently…