Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) – further grants

2 minutes to read Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) – further grants The SEISS has been extended for a further six month period, with further grants being available for two separate three month periods from 1 November 2020 to 31 January 2021 and 1 February 2021 to 30 April 2021.  The third grant covering the period November 2020 …

Job Retention Scheme Extended – Nov 2020

4 minutes to read Job Retention Scheme Extended The Job Retention Scheme (JRS), first introduced in March 2020, has been extended until 31 March 2021, to support business through the new national lockdown in place from 5 November. The level of support under the extended JRS will match that of the original scheme in August, in that the Government …

New grants for small businesses announced

< 1 minute to read New grants for small businesses announced. The government has committed £20 million of new funding to support smaller businesses recovering from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The new grant scheme will provide grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to small and medium-sized businesses to assist with purchasing new technology and equipment or access advice …

Making the most of tax losses

8 minutes to read Recent months have seen numerous Government measures designed to help businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic, from the furloughing scheme and deferred VAT payments to subsidised business loans.  Many businesses will have made use of some of these schemes, and perhaps also received a (taxable) business rates grant.  Nonetheless, many healthy and until now, profitable businesses …

Leicester electrical firm becomes government approved installer of car charge points

2 minutes to read We’re celebrating the success of client FB Ross Electrical, which has become a Government approved installer of electric car charge points and is extending the services it can offer. FB Ross has now officially become a Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) & Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) authorised installer via the Office for Low Emission Vehicles …

Discretionary Local Authority Grant Funding

3 minutes to read Discretionary Local Authority Grant Funding Local authorities have received additional funding from the Government to assist businesses not eligible for cash grants under the Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-youre-eligible-for-the-coronavirus-small-business-grant-fund, the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-business-support-grant-funding or other targeted funds, for example for fisheries.  Under the discretionary grant funding scheme, eligible businesses …

Coronavirus; Help for the Self-employed

4 minutes to read Coronavirus – Help for the Self-employed The ‘Self-employment Income Support Scheme’ (SEISS) broadly mirrors the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) previously announced for employees on PAYE, although the eligibility criteria are a little more restrictive.  The JRS has been extended to the end of October 2020, and the SEISS has also been revised to provide a …