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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: Update 15 May 2020

This week saw announcements in relation to two key pillars of the government’s business support measures.  The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended for four months, until the end of October, and the online application process for the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opened on 13 May. It is worth noting the closing date […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 12 May 2020 – Furlough Extended Until End October

The Chancellor has announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended for four months, until the end of October. It had been due to finish at the end of June. There will be no changes made to the details of the scheme until the end of July. From August there will be a number […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Summary of Finance and Business Measures – last updated 25 November

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 25 November: SEISS rules for third grant have been clarified  For each measure we have listed the date of the latest change. Simply click on any […]


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It Can Pay to Go Green

Information as of 18 November 2020 As well as helping to reduce everyone’s carbon footprint, lower energy costs can make a positive difference to many homeowner’s finances and also an organisations’ bottom line. Recent days have seen both the UK and Scottish Governments highlight the funding they are making available to encourage faster energy efficiencies. […]