UK- RULES THAT HAVE BEEN RELAXED TO HELP BUSINESSES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

  The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy have published a list of the rules that have been temporarily relaxed to make it easier for businesses to continue working through the disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19).   The government has temporarily relaxed the rules in the following areas:   Annual leave: Workers will be...

A Moratorium: Apply for breathing space to consider a rescue plan for your Company

  LIMITED COMPANIES and LLP’s   How to apply for breathing space to consider a rescue plan for your company, under measures to support companies and other types of business in financial difficulty. If your business has or is really struggling, you can get “formal” breathing space to consider a rescue plan for your company....

LATEST INDICATORS FOR THE UK ECONOMY AND SOCIETY

  According to the latest Business Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Survey (BICS), 30% of the workforce were on furlough, and 42% of businesses were topping up workers’ pay. According to the latest Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (OPN), nearly half of all working adults (49%) had worked from home between 11 and 14 June 2020, an...

PERSONAL AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING IN GREAT BRITAIN: JUNE 2020

  The Government has published studies about the effect of Coronavirus on the UK economy and our emotional well-being. While our day-to-day emotions like happiness and anxiety have improved since the beginning of lockdown, our assessment of life overall, such as our life satisfaction and feeling that the things we do are worthwhile, have remained...

INFORMATION FOR FARMERS, LANDOWNERS AND RURAL BUSINESSES

  Fund to support dairy farmers opens for applications The Dairy Response Fund is now open for eligible farmers to apply for a single payment from the fund. The Dairy Response Fund 2020 provides support to eligible dairy farmers in England who produce cows’ milk. They can apply for a one-off payment. The handbook was...

NEW PLANS TO GET BRITAIN BUILDING IN CORONAVIRUS RECOVERY

The Government is to extend planning permission deadlines, saving construction projects’ permissions from expiring and introduce Flexible working hours on construction sites to support social distancing, helping people return to work safely. There are new changes to speed up the pace of the planning appeal process. Planning permission deadlines will be extended, planning appeals will...

HOW DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES AFFECT THE SELF-EMPLOYMENT INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME

  The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme currently allows you to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months’ worth of profits, and capped at £7,500 in total. If you are self-employed or member of a partnership find out how your circumstances can...

JOB RETENTION SCHEME – FLEXIBLE FURLOUGHING AND IMPORTANT DATES

  From 1 July 2020, Businesses will have the flexibility to bring previously furloughed employees back to work part-time – with the government continuing to pay 80% of wages for any of their normal hours they do not work up until the end of August. Businesses can decide the hours and shift patterns that their employees...

Shops allowed to reopen following Covid-19

  Monday 15th June   Shops in England selling non-essential goods will be able to reopen from today.   High street retailers and department stores, including book shops, electronics retailers, tailors, auction houses, photography studios, indoor markets, and shops selling clothes, shoes and toys, will be allowed to open their doors again provided they follow...

SENDING YOUR FORMS TO COMPANIES HOUSE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

  As an emergency response to coronavirus (COVID-19), Companies House has developed a temporary online service to upload a number of completed forms and send them to Companies House digitally. As part of their response to coronavirus, they are currently working new ways to allow users to file documents with them. They have introduced a...