Kickstart Scheme opens for applications

Yesterday, 2nd September 2020, the government’s £2 billion Kickstart Scheme opened for employer applications. What is the Kickstart Scheme? The scheme is part of the Plan for Jobs announced during Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s July Summer Economic Update. The Kickstart Scheme aims to create work placements for young people who are at risk of becoming unemployed Read more about Kickstart Scheme opens for applications[…]

Reminder of changes to Job Retention Scheme from 1‌‌‌ ‌September 2020

This is just a reminder about changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1‌‌‌ ‌September. The changes from 1‌‌‌ ‌September From 1‌‌‌ ‌September CJRS will pay 70% of usual wages up to a cap of £2,187.50 per month for the hours furloughed employees do not work. Employers will still need to pay furloughed employees 80% Read more about Reminder of changes to Job Retention Scheme from 1‌‌‌ ‌September 2020[…]

Job Retention Bonus

Employers will be able to claim a one-off payment of £1,000 for every employee they have previously received a grant for under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and who remains continuously employed through to the end of Ja‌nu‌ar‌y 2021. To be eligible, the employee must have received earnings in November, December and January, and must Read more about Job Retention Bonus[…]

VAT cuts on food, accommodation, eat in or hot takeaways, cinemas, zoos and theme parks

Other new measures announced Today the Chancellor announced VAT cuts on food, accommodation, eat in or hot takeaways, cinemas, zoos and theme parks. From 15‌‌‌ ‌July until 12‌‌‌ ‌January 2021, the UK government will cut VAT from 20% to 5% on any eat-in or hot takeaway food and drinks from restaurants, cafes and pubs, excluding Read more about VAT cuts on food, accommodation, eat in or hot takeaways, cinemas, zoos and theme parks[…]

Job Retention Scheme bonus (Furlough)

Today the Chancellor announced the introduction of the Job Retention Bonus. This is a one-off payment of £1,000 to employers that have used the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for each furloughed employee who remains continuously employed until 31‌‌‌ ‌January 2021. The bonus will provide additional support to retain employees. To be eligible, employees will Read more about Job Retention Scheme bonus (Furlough)[…]

Extension Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

On Friday (29‌‌ May) the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced more details about the extension of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been extended for those self-employed whose trade continues to be, or is newly, adversely affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus). Eligible self-employed people will be able to claim a second and Read more about Extension Self-Employment Income Support Scheme[…]

Extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

On Friday (29‌‌ May) the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced more details about the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The Chancellor announced three main changes to the job retention scheme: From 1‌‌ July 2020, the scheme will be made more flexible to enable employers to bring previously furloughed employees back part time and still Read more about Extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme[…]

Sheffield City Council launches Local authority discretionary grants fund (Top-up to local business grant funds scheme)

Sheffield City Council  has today (27th May) launched its Local authority discretionary grants fund, which aims to provide support to businesses and organisations that have suffered from a significant fall in income due to Covid-19 and have not been able to access other grants available. All applications for grants need to be submitted by 12th June to Read more about Sheffield City Council launches Local authority discretionary grants fund (Top-up to local business grant funds scheme)[…]