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New financial help for the self-employed

Tonight’s announcement from the Chancellor has been long-awaited.   Last week we heard of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and the self-employed have been waiting since then for something similar. It has been an anxious time, but tonight’s announcements brought new financial help. So here are the details that we know: You will be funded…

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Top tips to make your cash last longer

We talk about supercharging your cashflow a lot, but it seemed pertinent to get a quick blog out to highlight ways that you can quickly make a difference, during the challenges we’re now dealing with.   Keep an eye on our main Stay Positive page, for more advice and support during COVID-19, which we’ll keep…

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Top tips for working from home

You’ve been asked to work from home, or you’ve made that choice. Welcome to a new way of working! Here are our top tips for remote working. Hardware You don’t need much. A laptop A second screen, if you’re used to this. I have a fab portable screen that I love. Wireless keyboard and mouse…

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Questions on the 80% HMRC grant for furloughed employees

The Chancellor announced on Friday 20 March 2020 that any employees being furloughed (temporarily laid off) would be paid 80% of their wage, under a new Job Retention Scheme, so here’s what we know so far. Please check out our main Stay Positive COVID19 page for other info. We also have a specific page for…

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COVID-19 Support for employees and the self-employed

So today’s announcements from the Government were so huge, they deserve their own page! Check out our main COVID-10 page for other updates. Let’s dive straight in:   Pubs, Restaurants, Gyms, Clubs will close tonight Anywhere where you gather socially will be closed. Don’t go out you are not invincible! Shops will stay open. You…

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