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06-08-2020
Job Retention Bonus policy paper published

Job Retention Bonus policy paper published

The government has published further guidance on how the forthcoming Job Retention Bonus Scheme will operate. The scheme will enable eligible employers to claim £1,000 for each eligible employee in ... read more

05-08-2020
£50m extra funding for Customs Intermediary Grant Scheme

£50m extra funding for Customs Intermediary Grant Scheme

Over the past few months, HMRC has unveiled a package of measures to accelerate the growth of the UK's customs intermediary sector. These announcements included £50 million of new funding to support ... read more

05-08-2020
£20m in new grants for small businesses

£20m in new grants for small businesses

£20 million worth of new government grants have been released to help small and medium sized businesses across England recover from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. These grants will provide ... read more

05-08-2020
Advice for early years sector

Advice for early years sector

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched a COVID-19 taskforce back in March 2020 to identify any commercial practices that adversely affect consumers and to consider appropriate responses ... read more

05-08-2020
Renewing your MOT

Renewing your MOT

Vehicle owners with a MOT expiry date between 30 March 2020 and 31 July 2020 were given a 6 month extension. This measure was designed to help motorists as the Coronavirus pandemic began to take hold. ... read more

05-08-2020
Government u-turn on lockdown changes

Government u-turn on lockdown changes

Lockdown changes - in England - that were due to come into effect on 1 August 2020, have been delayed until at least 15 August. The last-minute announcement by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, ... read more

05-08-2020
State Aid rules relaxed for CBILS loans

State Aid rules relaxed for CBILS loans

The government has announced that more small businesses will benefit from the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). Under the scheme, borrowers can apply for up to £5 million in ... read more

05-08-2020
Intellectual Property Office service update

Intellectual Property Office service update

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has ended its 'interrupted days' provisions and is now working to its usual deadlines. The IPO introduced extended deadlines, known as interrupted days, on 24 ... read more

05-08-2020
More support for film and other creative industries

More support for film and other creative industries

A new £500 million scheme to kickstart film and television production struggling to secure insurance for COVID-related costs has been launched. This scheme will help TV and film productions that have ... read more

05-08-2020
Breaking even

Breaking even

There are businesses that have benefitted from the current COVID disruption. Particularly, those that can deliver goods and services online. There are far more that have not benefitted. Before ... read more