Latest Business Impact of Coronavirus Survey (BICS) shows short term pressures on businesses and mixed effects on turnover. CBI calls for long term national economic vision and strategy.
The government has announced changes to the Kickstart scheme, lowering the threshold from 30 placements to allow SMEs to apply direct to DWP when creating smaller numbers of job placements.
Bates Weston Tax welcome Liz Pepper to our growing tax advisory team. Major decisions, especially for owner managers, have far reaching impacts. Our job is to help them take the big decisions with confidence. Recognised by Tolleys’ for our work with OMBs, we offer rounded practical tax advice.
Against a backdrop of rising Covid infections and a reduction in government support, will SMEs be able to survive cashflow pressures and Covid debt burdens? Much needed help may be on the way as the CBI and financial services sector call for change.
Check your Local Authority website for details of their application process for the Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund. Derby City Council’s fund is open for applications now.
Changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Flexible Furlough scheme introduced from 1 July, employers to gradually increase their contribution to wage costs beginning with NI and employer pension contribution costs and rising to 20% by October when the scheme will end. Self Employment Income Support Scheme extended, now ending in August, with a single payment of up to £6,570 to cover June, July and August.