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Changes to Furlough from 1 July 2021

The furlough scheme started in April 2020, and who knew it would carry on for so long? But there are key changes to furlough from 1 July 2021 which we explain here:   What is furlough? It’s proper title is the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or CJRS. It was intended to protect employees who would […]

How to claim the 5th SEISS Self Employment Grant

The 5th self employment grant (SEISS) will be open for claims from late July 2021! The deadline to claim is 30 September 2021   We’re waiting for more guidance which should be available by the end of June 2021, so do keep an eye on this page. This is the 5th grant for the self-employed, […]

Bounce Back Loans: Pay as you Grow Options

With the first bounce back loan repayments around the corner, let’s have a look at the options you have to delay or reduce these repayments. The Government has announced a Pay As You Grow scheme, meaning that you have more options and flexibility now around how you repay your loan. This is going to provide […]

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

**BREAKING 17 December 2020** CBILS and Bounce Back Loan application deadline extended to 31 March 2021 1 June 2021 Pay As You Grow Options Check out our blog of 5 June explaining the new Pay As You Grow options for delayed repayments and extended repayment terms. Fantastic announcement today (27 April 2020) on the new […]

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 […]

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 […]