The latest news and information on how Small Businesses can access help financial help and support. This is updated at the end of each day. This page also contains useful links, Our Guides and Frequently Asked Questions
Our Latest Updates
Our latest news and updates hot off the press.
Another announcement – the changes seem to be coming thick and fast over the last few weeks, and just as we familiarise ourselves with one scheme, more changes are made. This, however, will give some security to businesses that are forced to close, and those that historically struggle over the winter/post-Christmas months – more furlough! …
The Final Furlough? – More changes to the scheme I remember a time when there was a budget once a year and we all braced ourselves for change and scurried around to interpret the Chancellor’s speech and communicate that to clients. This is happening daily now! Just as you thought the furlough scheme was dead …
In light of recent tiered lockdown restrictions being imposed, the government support has been generously amended by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to offer more support. Overall today’s announcement provided more support for employers and the self-employed. You will be forgiven for being confused by the sheer number of changes being made. Rest assured we are looking …
Job Support Scheme The government recently announced the Job Support Scheme (JSS) to protect jobs where businesses remain open but are facing lower demand over the winter months due to COVID-19. Under JSS the government will contribute towards the wages of employees if they are working fewer than normal hours due to decreased demand. Employers …
With the pre-empted ‘second wave’ seemingly upon us, Rishi Sunak today announced the governments ‘Winter Economy Plan’ to help businesses cope with the new restrictions, as the recovery is put on hold for the winter it would seem. Who knows what further restrictions we will face, so this proactive approach should hopefully help businesses through …
Rishi Sunak made his first announcement in some time today, announcing a package to support business and individuals coming out of the other side of the pandemic. Support mostly gears towards keeping people in employment, with some help also targeted towards getting trade going again within the hospitality and leisure industry, and also the property …
It has been a while since we have written an update, but there hasn’t been much to write home about. As restrictions on movement are lifted, the government’s support is also slowly reducing, and with ‘flexible furlough’ starting next month we thought now would be a good time to remind you of how the support …
We haven’t got an awful lot of new information to pass on, but this Friday, further information on the changes to the furlough scheme and guidance on how to calculate these new claims are expected to be released. Important to Note It is, however, important for us to remind you that the scheme closes to …
It has been a short while since we have had anything of real value to report on, but with many of the schemes offered by the government drawing to a close in this coming month, the end of last week saw Chancellor Rishi Sunak announce further extensions to both the Job Retention Scheme and the …
Job Retention Scheme Extended A special announcement in Parliament today from Chancellor Rishi Sunak saw the Job Retention Scheme be extended until the end of October, meaning that by the end of that period the government would have been supporting business in that way for 6 months – a level of support not seen anywhere …
Our guides to help you navigate the business support available.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The Governments Support Page –
UK Banks Business Interruption Loan Links
Many of the banks are also only offering loans to their existing customers, so on the below link is a list of alternative lenders which may be able to help if your bank cannot.
Below is a list of the UK banks that are accredited to offer the scheme, and a link to the information on their website, with a quick snapshot of the information available.
Local Council Links
Links to local councils COVID-19 Support Pages
- Ashford Borough Council
- Canterbury City Council
- Dartford Borough Council
- Dover District Council
- Folkestone and Hythe District Council
- Gravesham Borough Council
- Maidstone Borough Council
- Medway Council
- Sevenoaks Council
- Swale District Council
- Thanet District Council
- Medway Council
- Tunbridge Wells Borough Council