Small business news roundup- 22nd January 2021

Covid-19: Vaccination rollout begins for over-70s in England Reports confirm that vaccinations for people over the age of 70 and the clinically vulnerable have begun this week, commencing the 18th January 2021. More than five million people will be invited to have the jab, with the introduction of ten new mass vaccination centres making this …

Small business news roundup- 15th January 2021

Factsheets Check out our latest factsheets to help your business today! Click here.  Past Covid-19 infection may provide ‘months of immunity’ Studies suggest that people who have had COVID are protected from catching the virus for at least five months. Aid experts are warning that those who have had the virus still need to follow …

Small business news roundup- 08th January 2021

Covid: England’s third national lockdown legally comes into force Lockdown number three! Who would have thought back in March that we would still be in this! The measures are similar to the first lockdown – stay at home, school closures and non-essential stores closed. This is to be in place until at least 15th of February, …

Small business news roundup-18th December 2020

COVID-19: Furlough scheme extended until end of April The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been EXTENDED until April 30th, 2021. The scheme includes the government paying up to 80% of staff wages capped at £2,500 a month. We will keep you informed on more information on this as soon as we hear anything. To read …

Small business news roundup-11th December 2020

Treasury to discuss COVID-19 grant for company directors Reports suggest that the Government will be meeting with the 2 million company directors that were unsupported by COVID -19 funding schemes. The Government is now putting together a grant-based rescue plan for the directors. This scheme aims to support entrepreneurs who rely on dividends for their …

Small business news roundup-04th December 2020

Coronavirus Self-Employed & Small Limited Company Help The third income support grant is now open! Running from the 1st November to the 29th January 2021. HMRC have advised they have contacted everyone they believe is eligible for the scheme and should apply between the 30th November – 4th December. If they have not contacted you, …

Small business news roundup-20th November 2020

Shift to electric cars will need ‘Herculean’ effort, says industry Electric car sales are surging year on year. With the upcoming ban on sales of new diesel and petrol cars by 2030, the increase in electrical charging points are needed more than ever. The initial date for this ban was set to be 2040 but …

Small business news roundup-13th November 2020

Capital gains tax: Rate should double, says government review Rishi Sunak is looking for ways to cover the costs of the coronavirus pandemic. New reports suggest “the amount of tax levied on capital gains could be raised by billions of pounds, according to a new report. People who own a second home however will be …

Small business news roundup-6th November 2020

Rishi Sunak announces a change in business support schemes  Another announcement – the changes are coming thick and fast, and just as we familiarise ourselves with one scheme, more changes are mad! This, however, will give some security to businesses that are forced to close, and those that historically struggle over the winter/post-Christmas months – …

Small business news roundup-30th October 2020

Houses Prices climb to record high House prices have risen to their highest in 5 years according to Nationwide. House prices rose by 5.8% making an average house £227,826 perhaps fuelled by the stamp duty holiday that comes to end at the end of March. This is coupled with mortgage approvals being at a 13 …