Lockdown easing in England delayed until 19 July. Understand what is changing on 21 June and what is not. Business leaders call for corresponding extensions to the business support packages.
Business rates relief and reform may well be on the cards. Expect an extension to business rates relief in the Budget on 3 March and indications of the path business rate reform might take.
Reminder of Local Restrictions Support Grant and Additional Restrictions Grant and status of application processes and contact details for local administering authorities.
Amendments to the Finance Bill include treating coronavirus payments as taxable income, not disadvantaging those who came out of retirement or usually work abroad to help in the pandemic, treating Covid-19 as an exceptional circumstance for higher rate SDLT reclaims and encouraging Future Fund investors.
Which business sectors can reopen under Covid-19 Secure conditions from 4 July and if you can’t observe 2m social distancing, what 1m+ means.
The Government has published a code of practice for the commercial property sector, creating best practice for negotiating affordable mutually beneficial rental agreements. It was drawn up with the support of leading representative bodies from the sector.