Tag: Covid-19

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 non-essential shops have closed down for the duration of the lockdown, many others remain trading – although hours will sometimes be limited. There are also…
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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 the processes involved. Please note that if you are an employer making a claim, you need to follow the processes explained in the guidance page…
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Huge Hastings community response helps people in lockdown

Huge numbers of selfless Hastings residents have stepped up to help isolated people cope with the Coronavirus pandemic, reports Hastings HEART, the organisation coordinating the volunteer response. Established by volunteers Kim Batty and Alastair Fairley, the Hastings Emergency Action Response Team (HEART) has now seen over 1,000 people volunteer to help those who are self-isolating…
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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 individuals or partnerships, worth 80% of their profits up to a cap of £2,500 per month. HMRC will use the average profits from tax returns…
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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 with a property that has a rateable value of £15,000 and under may be eligible for a grant of £10,000. Businesses in these sectors with…
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Covid-19: Council develops vital community hub with partners

Hastings Borough Council together with a range of voluntary organisations and partners from the local community has developed a community hub to help residents in need of support during the Covid-19 crisis. Those who do not have family or local support at hand and those who are self-isolating because they have the virus or have…
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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 Pay service. These arrangements are agreed on a case-by-case basis and are tailored to individual circumstances and liabilities.

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 refund will cover up to 2 weeks’ SSP per eligible employee who has been off work because of coronavirus.