Insurance industry to pay out on COVID-19 business interruption claims

18 Jan 2021

More than 370,000 small businesses in England and Wales could be due a payout on their business interruption insurance after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of payments being made on previously refused claims and policies. A number of insurers have lost an appeal against an earlier ruling, brought in a test case by the […]

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Are you making full use of the Government’s COVID-19 financial support package?

12 Jan 2021

Download our latest guide to make sure you are taking advantage of the support on offer As we enter yet another national lockdown, businesses may be concerned about their ability to survive and succeed in the weeks and months ahead. The level of support on offer from the Government and local authorities is unprecedented via […]

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More than 4,000 businesses join Kickstart programme

08 Jan 2021

More than 4,000 small businesses have used the Government’s Kickstart programme to take on new workers, it has been revealed.

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Chancellor announces grants worth up to £9,000 for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors

05 Jan 2021

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a package of one-off grants worth between £4,000 and £9,000 for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, following the announcement of a nationwide lockdown in England lasting until at least mid-February. The new scheme will be accessed through local authorities and offers funding based on the rateable […]

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The New COVID-19 Tier System

23 Dec 2020

The rules around the various tiers continue to change. To help you understand what you can and cannot do under England’s tiered system, please use our helpful chart:   Tier 1 – Medium Tier 2 – High Tier 3 – Very High Tier 4 – Stay at Home Socially mixing Indoors Permitted but rule of […]

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Business rates: UK businesses could save almost £500 million after interim rebate ruling

23 Dec 2020

Businesses in the UK could save a combined total of £481 million in business rates after an interim ruling on rebates.

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Coronavirus furlough and loan schemes further extended

18 Dec 2020

As businesses prepare to enter a new year, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed a further extension to the Government-backed loans and Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). In a move that the Chancellor said would provide “certainty for millions of jobs and businesses”, the Government has extended the furlough scheme until the end of April […]

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HMRC: Penalty payments for non-compliance increase by 62 per cent

16 Dec 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) penalties for non-compliance by taxpayers have risen by 62 per cent, according to the latest research.

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