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New Government grants for retail, hospitality and leisure sectors
11th January 2021

New Government grants for retail, hospitality and leisure sectors Following the government’s announcement about the new lockdown grants, we thought it would be…

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HMRC Job Support scheme - A lifeline for businesses during Covid19
Extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
5th November 2020

In light of the increased restrictions needed to curb the coronavirus pandemic, the UK government is introducing additional economic measures to…

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HMRC Job Support scheme - A lifeline for businesses during Covid19
HMRC Job Support scheme – What we know so far…
13th October 2020

What is the HMRC Job Support scheme? The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are…

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HMRC Job Support scheme - A lifeline for businesses during Covid19
Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – September 2020
7th September 2020

From 1‌‌ September HMRC will now pay 70% of usual wages up to a cap of £2,187.50 per month for the hours…

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How will you alter the course of your business now that you have the time to think about where you want to go?
Apply for the second Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant – 17th August 2020
13th August 2020

Applications for the second Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant can be made from Monday 17th August 2020! For those of you who…

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VAT rates reduced for Cornwall Tourism
VAT rates reduced for catering and holiday accommodation sectors
16th July 2020

Good news for the catering and holiday accommodation sectors HMRC have finally updated their VAT flat rate percentages for the businesses…

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A Plan for Jobs speech – GOV.UK
9th July 2020

A Plan for Jobs 2020 speech as delivered by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

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UPDATE: Job Retention Bonus Scheme
9th July 2020

Today the Chancellor announced the introduction of the Job Retention Bonus. This is a one-off payment of £1,000 to employers that…

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HMRC Job Support scheme - A lifeline for businesses during Covid19
Changes to the Government Furlough Scheme
11th June 2020

The government announced on Friday a series of changes and key dates to the Government Furlough Scheme which we want to…

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14th May – Phase 2
14th May 2020

Monday 23rd March – Lockdown. I’m not sure whether time has flown or it’s been and interminable process, but one way…

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May 13th – Self-Employment Income Support Scheme is open! 
13th May 2020

And not only that…it appears to be working! Today is the start of the process for anyone who is self-employed and…

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12th May – The week of changes? – Things to look out for
12th May 2020

A long-awaited announcement that was broadcast on Sunday, detailing the next steps of the UK (mainly England) approach to Covid-19. Whilst…

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11th May – the 10 Principles of War
11th May 2020

A little part of me hoped that last night Boris would give us all some indication about how this current scene…

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May 7th – Self-employed and unsure where you stand?
7th May 2020

You are herded into the self-employed category if you (either on your own or together with others) run your own business…

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6 May – A quick look at loans (again)
6th May 2020

Many of you have made applications to borrow money under the Coronavirus Business Loan Interruption Scheme (CBILS) or the Bounce Back…

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5th May – Shackleton
5th May 2020

We continue to sail into un-charted waters. Not just in our business or in our community or in our County or…

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4th May – Today’s the day…
4th May 2020

Unbelievably, it’s now May. It’s light just after 5am, and getting dark around 9.30pm. We went into this ‘lockdown’ phase on…

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May 1st – Summer has come
1st May 2020

Well not exactly…..but it is fast on the approach. Things are looking up. The Government have announced that we’ve hopefully passed…

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30th April – Reasons to be cheerful
30th April 2020

In recognition of ‘Major’ (now Colonel) Tom’s 100th birthday; and the public’s overwhelming response to his ‘100 laps of the garden’…

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29th April – before we get going…
29th April 2020

Maybe we are not over the worst of it, and maybe the actual process of un-locking lockdown has yet to be…

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HMRC Job Support scheme - A lifeline for businesses during Covid19
28th April – Phew, a long awaited lifeline?
28th April 2020

Well, I didn’t see that coming. A ‘Bounce Back’ loan, to all businesses, of up to £50k (or 25% of turnover,…

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27th April – Post lock down – how will it look?
27th April 2020

There’s no precise way of knowing where we are in this COVID-19 cycle, and that’s largely because no one knows. Whilst…

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24th April – Start-ups in the time of Covid-19
24th April 2020

Yesterday, we spoke about how this lockdown may be the filter for entrepreneurialism, and how many people might make use of…

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23rd April – COVID-19 the ultimate entreprenurial filter?
23rd April 2020

It’s hard to tell whether things are getting better or worse. Whilst the virus is doing what the virus is doing…

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April 22nd – Retail, Leisure & Hospitality Grants –  Is it worth another look?
22nd April 2020

There are two major handouts that are being given to eligible businesses just now, and if you haven’t yet applied, it…

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April 21st – CBILS Loan scheme – Some commonly asked questions
21st April 2020

Second to the Furlough Scheme, of which you can read our commonly asked questions here, we have been asked a lot…

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April 20th – Furlough Claim Day
20th April 2020

Today is the long awaited day that employers can begin to lodge their claims with HMRC to cover the cost of…

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17th April – Comms
17th April 2020

Yesterday, I was thinking about some of the attributes that make ostensibly good businesses fall apart. There can of course be…

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16th April – Furlough Payments, a further update
16th April 2020

The offer by the Government to pay up to 80% of an employees salary costs (or £2,500, whichever is the lower)…

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April 15th – What are you measuring?
15th April 2020

Many clients I work with have often started their journey with me because they are looking for something to change. Sometimes…

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