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New ‘top-up’ grants available for left-out firms

Although how to claim and who is eligible are yet to be announced, further details will be published here as soon as we can. The new discretionary ‘top-up’ fund caters for small businesses with ongoing fixed property costs. The kinds of businesses that may now qualify for help include those in shared workspace offices, regular market traders…Read More

Apply for a coronavirus Bounce Back Loan

This scheme is not available yet. It will launch on 4 May 2020. The Bounce Back Loan scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000. The government will guarantee 100% of the loan and there won’t be any fees or interest to pay for the first 12 months. Loan terms…Read More

Small Business Grant Fund or Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

The portal for registering your application for the above grant is now open on the Dorset For You website please see the link below. If you need any help with any of the details please let us know either by email or calling the office during office hours. https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/emergencies-severe-weather/emergencies/coronavirus/business-and-employers/coronavirus-business-support-grant-funding.aspx You will need your Premises Rateable…Read More

Self Employed

Claim a grant through the coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme Use this scheme if you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have lost income due to coronavirus. This scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your trading profits up to a maximum of £2,500 per month for…Read More

Self Employed?

So far the Government has announced measures to help those who are employed or those needing to claim SSP, along with measures to help businesses with loans and grants. We are expecting an announcement later today to offer help to those who are self employed. An amendment added to the Coronavirus Bill proposes statutory self-employment pay…Read More

If the workplace needs to close temporarily

Please see the following advice from Acas An employer may want to plan in case they need to close the workplace temporarily. Some employers have been instructed to close by the government. This includes cafés, pubs, restaurants, leisure centres, cinemas and theatres. This might be a difficult time for both employers and staff. It’s a…Read More

COVID-19: support for businesses

With the ever changing and updating advice being given out please see the link below for an up to date summary of the measures in place. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

What do I do if I need to lay off staff?

Support for businesses through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. Eligibility All UK businesses are eligible. How to access the…Read More

Practice Opening Hours from 23rd March 2020

Due to the currently uncertain situation we will be operating reduced hours over the coming weeks in order to allow our employees to work from home. We are still working on accounts and returns and will continue to provide services to all our clients both existing and new. However, we will be making much more…Read More

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