Category: Covid-19

Snap survey shows how Hastings will be hit as part of projected £4BN ‘Plan B’ loss predicted for UK hospitality sector

In a snap survey carried out by Love Hastings over half of the hospitality businesses who responded said the current ‘Plan B’ restrictions may cost them an average of around…
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Hastings – who is still open for business?

If you do need to go out for essential medical supplies, visit the bank, or get some food in there are still plenty of options in Hastings town centre. Whilst…
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: step by step guide for employers

The government’s step by step guide explains the information that employers need to provide to HMRC to make a claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). It also describes…
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Updates to advice on accessing financial support for furloughed staff or the self-employed

Just to flag a couple of updates to the .GOV.UK COVID-19 business support pages: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Further clarification following queries received, including: Confirmation of what should form the basis…
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Keeping an eye on businesses during the COVID-19 crisis

In response to concerns about a possible increase in break-ins to commercial property the Business Improvement District (BID) has negotiated with the council and police to allow the security firm…
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Self-employment Income Support Scheme

The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The scheme will provide a grant to self-employed…
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Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure

What is it? If your business is in the retail, hospitality or leisure sector, you will receive a cash grant of up to £25,000 per property. Businesses in these sectors…
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Coronovirus Job Retention Scheme

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers with a PAYE scheme that was created and started on or before 28 February 2020, will be able to access support…
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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The temporary Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme supports small and medium-sized businesses with access to loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance of up to £5 million and for up…
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Support for Businesses Paying Tax

What is it? All businesses and self-employed people in financial distress, and with outstanding tax liabilities, may be eligible to receive support with their tax affairs through HMRC’s Time To…
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Small Business Grant Funding

What is it? The Government is providing additional funding for Local Authorities to support small businesses that already pay little or no business rates because of small business rate relief…
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Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure

What is it? Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors in England will not have to pay business rates for the 2020-21 tax year.

VAT Deferral

We will support businesses by deferring Valued Added Tax (VAT) payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020.

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate

What is it? The Government will bring forward legislation to allow small and medium-sized businesses to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid for staff sickness absence due to coronavirus. This…
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