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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Key Dates You Need to Know

Important dates and what you need to know  10 June 2020: this is the last day on which someone who has never been furloughed before needs to start a period of furlough and qualify for CJRS. The scheme will close to anyone who hasn’t completed a full 3 weeks of furlough by 30 June.  You […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 5 June 2020

After the notable announcement last week about the Job Retention Scheme and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, the more recent financial updates in relation to COVID-19 are likely to have less of an impact and possibly affect fewer people. Nonetheless, they are still important to know and we appreciate if they help just one person are […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Applications Open for Northumberland CC Local Grant Funding

On 1 May the Government announced a top up grant available via local authorities in England  to assist small and micro businesses who were not eligible for previous support via the Small Business Grant Funding and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Funding. The Government provided guidance to local authorities outlining how the funding should […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 29 May 2020

With announcements from the UK and Scottish Governments focusing on how lockdown restrictions can be eased, there have been few updates in relation to financial and economic support. That is until this afternoon, when Rishi Sunak announced that the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will be extended along with changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 20 May 2020 – Statutory Sick Pay Claims open 26 May

The government will be refunding the cost of Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for small businesses, providing you have a PAYE payroll scheme that was created and started on or before 28 February 2020 and you have up to 250 employees, again as at 28 February 2020. The repayment will cover up to 14 days […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Summary of Finance and Business Measures – last updated 8 April

This article summarises the business support measures the UK and Scottish governments, along with other NGBs and organisations have introduced as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Last updated 8 April: more details on the Recovery Loan Scheme For each measure we have listed the date of the latest change. Simply click on any of […]


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Private Sector IR35 Changes – Will it impact you?

March 2021 The Government’s controversial legislation to tackle ‘disguised employment’ arrangements goes through an important change from 6 April 2021 which could have a significant impact on anyone who uses a limited company to carry out their services for medium and large businesses. The legislation – commonly referred to as “IR35” – was introduced by […]