Updated 30.06.20: The last fortnight has seen many changes which will affect business owners in our region and across England.
Lockdown restrictions have been relaxed and will be relaxed further in the next month, a £200 million fund has been unveiled to help innovative businesses, and rules have been changed to help pubs, restaurants and cafes to make use of outdoor space and reopen.
There have also been changes for school funding and information has been published on how businesses can apply for a moratorium on payments in order to explore restructuring and rescue plans.
The government have announced a £1.57 billion package to support arts, culture and heritage organisations. Find out more here.
Contact us for support and advice
Given the changing and uncertain situation, we understand that you will have many questions about the support available to you and you will be concerned for the future of your business and the welfare of your workers and customers.
We are here to help you choose the right path for your business. We can support communication with HM Revenue & Customs to claim the funding available to support your employees and to prepare the information required to make loan applications.
If you would like any assistance in applying for support for your employees, a financial grant or any other government support package, please contact our team.
Loans, grants and funding
For businesses to support employees
Please note, the information herein is correct as of Wednesday 15 July 2020 but may be subject to change.
Some elements of business support are devolved and therefore support may differ in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
For the latest guidance and professional advice, please contact us or speak to your dedicated Duncan & Toplis adviser.
As lockdown eases across England, the government has issued further guidance and support for pubs, cafes and restaurants that are able to open and operate safely.
Updated 24.06.2020: Ever since the first case of coronavirus in the UK, schools have faced a great deal of uncertainty. When the decision was finally taken to close schools to all but vulnerable children, and those of key workers, questions immediately turned to funding.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented pressures across all industries. The legal profession is no exception.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will be able to recover grants, issue penalties and charge tax under proposed amendments to the Finance Bill 2020.
After weeks of quiet high streets and shuttered shop fronts, the government has announced that all non-essential retailers will be able to reopen in England from Monday 15 June. This is good news for retailers up and down the country, many of which have been unable to trade for months.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is probably one of the most important and successful steps that the Government has taken to support businesses and their employees in this very challenging environment.
To the people who protect and care for the most vulnerable in our community, we’re always grateful for your work looking after our loved ones.