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New COVID Fraud Hotline

New COVID Fraud Hotline ALERTS

The government has launched a new COVID fraud hotline to stop fraudsters who make illegal claims for support. The public can now call a dedicated phoneline anonymously and free of charge to report suspected fraudulent activity. The launch of the new Fraud Hotline is an initiative of government and independent charity Crimestoppers. Although fraud is […]

Job Support Scheme (JSS) extension

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The government will expand its Job Support Scheme (JSS) to protect jobs and support businesses closed due to local lockdowns. The business had to close their doors due to local lockdowns as the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continues to rise in some areas. So, under the JSS extension, the government will pay two-thirds of […]

The new digital lender secures banking licence

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The new digital lender, Monument Bank, has secured an ‘authorisation with restriction’ (AWR) banking licence from the UK regulatory authorities, the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority. It has achieved this milestone in just over 18 months, which is one of the fastest rates of progress for any new bank. The move comes […]

Furlough Job Retention Bonus Updates

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HMRC has published guidance on how businesses can claim the government’s £1,000 job retention bonus. The bonus will be available to employers who keep furloughed workers on the payroll for the next three months. The bonus is a £1,000 one-off taxable payment to the employer, for each eligible employee that was furloughed and kept continuously […]

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme: Extension announced

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has now announced the extension of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) until April 2020, to the relief of many businesses. The businesses praised the scheme for helping them to stay afloat during the coronavirus lockdown. However, the scheme has also faced significant criticism for excluding a number of self-employed people who […]

Winter Economy Plan: Chancellor announced a new Job Support Scheme

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Rishi Sunak unveils the government’s Winter Economy Plan to protect jobs and support businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) downturn this winter. Chancellor announced new measures today to provide support to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK. A new emergency jobs scheme will be introduced to protect jobs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) downturn […]

VAT refund rules reforms and Public Sector

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The Treasury has published a consultation document on reforms to the VAT refund rules. The government departments, devolved administrations, the NHS and Highways England are eligible for VAT refunds under Section 41 of the VAT Act 1994 Under the current VAT refund rules. However, unlike commercial organisations, public sector organisations do not carry out business […]

Small Businesses UK: Government approves £20 million funds

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Uk government approves an additional £20 million for Small Businesses of UK are to help them recover from (COVID-19) pandemic.The government recently announced that small and medium-sized businesses will have access to grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. So, the grants will help them recover from the effects of the pandemic. Further, the funding will […]

Small business grants update

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The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged local councils in England to ensure the speedy issuance of vital small business grants to firms that require them. The business group found that councils across England have distributed on average 92 per cent of the funds. However, only 23% of councils across England have issued 100% […]

How to claim money back through Eat Out to Help Out scheme

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The government has released guidance on how to claim money back through the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. Who can claim If you have registered your establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme and offered scheme discounts to diners on Mondays to Wednesdays between 3 and 31 August, you can: claim back […]