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Monday Zoom Checkins

These sessions run every Monday at 10am. We provide you with a safe place to voice your concerns, ask questions and chat about your issues. We will also cover any updates on existing support and guidance available to you.   Our regular Monday Zoom Checkins are here to: Provide an awesome online and supportive community…


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…


New Bounce Back Loans : What you need to know now

Fantastic announcement today (27 April 2020) on the new 100% government-backed Bounce Back loans. The Chancellor made the announcement following pressure from business leaders, as it’s clear that the current Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is inaccessible for many small businesses (more on the CBILS loans below). Small businesses who are the backbone of our…


You say I don’t need to pay tax now, but which are automatically deferred, and which do I have to arrange?

The Government has announced a lot of support for Small Businesses, to help us through the current Pandemic. Some of the financial support announced includes deferring or arranging time to pay for your business and personal taxes. This is fantastic news, however, we are seeing some confusion around which taxes are automatically deferred, and which…


What we’re doing for you right now

Furloughing. Self-isolating. Social distancing. Shielding. We’ve got very familiar with a lot of new concepts recently. But what strikes me is how resilient and adaptable we actually are. In a matter of weeks, we’ve made the changes and we’re living by them. These are not easy times, but they are temporary. We’ve all got a…