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New CJRS form for use after 27 May

New CJRS form for use after 27 May

A new template has been developed for businesses that have between 16 and 99 people on furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). If you’re claiming for 16-99 employees on or after 27 May 2021, you’ll need to use the template to upload a file containing the following information for each employee: full name...

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Resource support for businesses updated

Resource support for businesses updated

The Government’s resource support site has been revised to include: an updated webinar on the SEISS Fourth Grant an updated webinar on the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme a new YouTube video for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Follow this link for more information on support for businesses.

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Extension to payment deadlines

Extension to payment deadlines

Payment deadlines have been extended for the following schemes: LRSG (Open) LRSG (Sector) LRSG (Closed) LRSG (Closed) Addendum LRSG (Closed) Addendum: Tier 4 LRSG (Closed) Addendum: 5 January onwards (first 6-week payment only) Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment. Local Authorities now have until 14May 2021 to make payments to businesses that have applied for any of...

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Local Authority grant allocations – money yet to be distributed

Local Authority grant allocations – money yet to be distributed

BEIS has published updated data on the allocation of Restart Grants to each local authority (LA) in England, as well as updating the data on how much of previous allocations each local authority has distributed to businesses in their area. Previously, many of the local authorities had distributed very little ARG funding and Government has...

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Deferred VAT guidance updated

Deferred VAT guidance updated

HMRC has updated the guidance on deferring VAT payments by adding information on penalties or interest that may be charged if you do not pay in full, or make an arrangement to pay.  There is also information on how you may still be able to avoid these charges. The key point is that businesses may be...

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UK Gigabit Voucher – grants

UK Gigabit Voucher – grants

DCMS launched their “UK Gigabit Voucher” scheme on 8 April. This was announced the previous month as part of the wider £5bn ‘Project Gigabit’ programme. This new voucher scheme builds on the Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme and is aimed providing micro grants of up to £1,500 for households and £3,500 for businesses in the hardest to...

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Restart Grants Scheme launches

Restart Grants Scheme launches

The Restart Grants Scheme launched on 1 April. The Restart Grants are for Local Authorities to support businesses that fall outside the business rates system with additional cash.  As part of this launch, Ministers Paul Scully and Nigel Huddleston have sent a joint letter to Local Authority CEOs which encourages them to distribute the funding to businesses...

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£30+ million investment to boost batteries and hydrogen vehicles

£30+ million investment to boost batteries and hydrogen vehicles

Pioneering research into battery technology, the electric vehicle supply chain and hydrogen vehicles is to be backed by over £30 million of government funding. There will be £9.4 million of government funding for 22 studies to develop innovative automotive technology, including hydrogen vehicles and a lithium extraction plant.  There is a further £22.6 million commitment...

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Recovery Loan Scheme launches on 6 April

Recovery Loan Scheme launches on 6 April

The Recovery Loan Scheme ensures businesses of any size can continue to access loans and other kinds of finance up to £10 million per business once the existing COVID-19 loan schemes close. Once received, the finance can be used for any legitimate business purpose, including growth and investment. The government guarantees 80% of the finance...

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Updates to CJRS guidance – carers and training

Updates to CJRS guidance – carers and training

There has been an update to the guidance to businesses claiming under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), to explain that earliest that they can make a claim for May 2021 is 19 April 2021. A new section has also been added regarding the ability to claim for employees that have caring responsibilities. This states that employee...

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