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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.   UPDATE: Marches LEP grant applications will be live on 14 October. More info here On Tuesday 15 September 2020 the Government is…


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…


Claim your 2nd Grant for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) from 17 August 2020

Today’s the day you can claim your 2nd grant for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme. Let’s have a look at who can claim, and how.   What is the 2nd grant? This 2nd grant covers the period 1 June 2020 to 31 August 2020 The grant will be 70% of your average profits, in…


Government bonus for keeping furloughed workers on

More good news for employers who keep on previously furloughed workers til the end of January 2021. The Job Retention Bonus (JRB) will be awarded to employers who keep previously furloughed workers on. What can employers claim? Claim £1,000 for each eligible employee who has been furloughed Only if the employee is still continuously employed…