Coronavirus: New 3-Tier Alert System & Extension to Job Support Scheme

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Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced the introduction of a 3-tier alert system in England for local restrictions, in a bid to avoid another national lockdown. The 3 tiers are as follows: LEVEL RESTRICTIONS MEDIUM Rule of 6 indoors & outdoors.Pubs & restaurants to close at 10pm. HIGH No household mixing indoors.Rule of 6 outdoors – […]

Coronavirus COVID-19: PM Announcement – Further Restrictions

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Last night, Boris Johnson announced 6 additional restrictions that will have an impact on many businesses. There certainly isn’t the message to ‘stay home’ as there has previously been, but he has urged us to be extra cautious and to carry out our ‘civic duty’. The PM stressed that he wanted to keep businesses open, […]

Coronavirus COVID-19: Life After Furlough…

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As it stands, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or ‘furlough’ comes to an end on 31st October 2020. So, with just over 5 weeks to go, you may be thinking about your options going forward. Reminder of CJRS claim for October From 1st October, the employee will still receive 80% of salary, up to a maximum of […]

Talented transport tech start-ups to receive funding boost of over £1 million

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Latest round of T-TRIG funding is open to entrepreneurs and innovators looking to create a better transport system. creative start-ups to be given a share of £1 million to see ideas brought to life projects that support COVID-19 recovery and decarbonisation to benefit previous winners of funding include firm who developed new satellite antenna to […]

Millions of self employed to benefit from second stage of support scheme

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Millions of self-employed people whose livelihoods have been affected by coronavirus will be able to claim a second payment of up to £6,570 from today – as the government continues to help drive the UK’s recovery. second stage of Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opens for applications today those eligible will receive a government […]

Eat Out to Help Out launches – with government paying half on restaurant bills

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Diners across the UK will see their restaurant bills slashed by as much as 50% as the government’s landmark Eat Out to Help Out scheme officially opens for business (Monday 3 August). Anyone visiting a participating restaurant, café or pub on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August will receive the half price discount – keeping […]

Further details of the Job Retention Bonus announced

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Further details of how jobs will be protected through the government’s new Job Retention Bonus were unveiled by HMRC. The bonus – announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of his Plan for Jobs last month – will see businesses receive a one-off payment of £1,000 for every previously furloughed employee if they are still […]

Local lockdowns: guidance for education and childcare settings

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What schools, colleges, nurseries, childminders, early years and other educational settings need to do if there’s a local lockdown during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in parts of Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and West Yorkshire. The government and relevant local authorities are acting together to control the spread […]