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New grant support announced for small business

A new grant scheme was announced by the Government last week. The government are providing £20 million IT funding for small business to use to upgrade their technology, new equipment and also hire professionals to get them through the pandemic.

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Summer Economic Update

Summer Economic Update

Rishi Sunak unveiled his budget on 8 July 2020 in an attempt to boost the economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced plans last week to extend the Self-Employed Income Support (SEISS) for those whose trade continues to be, or is newly, adversely affected by COVID-19. Eligible self-employed people will be able to claim a second and final SEISS grant in August.

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CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME UPDATE

CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME UPDATE

The Chancellor announced last week three changes to the scheme:

  1. From 1 July 2020, the scheme will be made more flexible to enable employers to bring previously furloughed employees back part time and still receive a grant for the time they are not working
  2. From 1 August 2020, employers will have to start to contribute to the wage costs of paying their furloughed staff and this employer contribution will gradually increase in September and October
  3. The scheme will close to new entrants from 30 June

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Additional Grants for Small business

Additional Grants for Small business 

On the 2 May 2020, the Government announced additional support for small business that did not meet the existing criteria.

It has been widely reporting in the media that many businesses with property are missing out on the financial support.

The Government have therefore set up a discretionary fund to assist these businesses that have ongoing fixed property related costs.

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Bounce Back Loans

Bounce Back Loans

The 4 May sees the launch of the Bounce Back Loans. This is aimed at the small and micro entities that require loans.

Further information has been released from our last article.

The interest rate for the facility is set at 2.5% per annum.

Lenders are not permitted to take personal guarantees or take recovery action over the borrower’s personal assets. 

The borrower remains 100% liable for the debt.

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