Kickstart Scheme evolves to benefit more employers

Kickstart Scheme evolves to benefit more employers

The Kickstart Scheme, which was launched by the Government last year, has evolved to benefit more employers. The purpose of the scheme is to give young adults, disadvantaged by the pandemic, an opportunity to ‘kickstart’ their career. Effectively, the scheme

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Furlough scheme continues as lockdown confirmed

Furlough scheme continues as lockdown confirmed

As we face a second lockdown, the government has confirmed the continuation of the furlough scheme until  December 2020. New Coronavirus restrictions will take effect on 5 November 2020 and remain in place for four weeks, until 2 December 2020.

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‘Project Speed’ to accelerate economic recovery

‘Project Speed’ to accelerate economic recovery

As we now look toward the second half of a year unlike any we have known before, the Government has published details of ‘Project Speed’. The programme is part of its commitment to rebuild the economy after the Coronavirus crisis.

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Lifetime ISA withdrawals penalty temporarily reduced

Lifetime ISA withdrawals penalty temporarily reduced

The Government has confirmed that the penalty for early Lifetime ISA withdrawals has been reduced, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. With thousands of individuals on lower incomes as a result, many are needing to access savings to support themselves.

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Fast-track ‘Business Bounce Back’ Loan Scheme announced

Fast-track ‘Business Bounce Back’ Loan Scheme announced

Rishi Sunak has launched a new fast-track “Business Bounce Back” loan scheme. The scheme will provide support to more than 5 million of Britain’s smallest firms. The new scheme, which is expected to launch on Monday 4 May and will

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CBILS and CLBILS – tips for preparing your application

CBILS and CLBILS – tips for preparing your application

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), and the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) were announced by the UK Government, in response to the Coronavirus crisis. The CBILS and CLBILS are temporary lending schemes available to small and

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Future Fund announced to support struggling start-ups

Future Fund announced to support struggling start-ups

The UK Government has unveiled a new £1.25bn Future Fund, which will be delivered in partnership with the British Business Bank. The fund, which will be run until at least the end of September, is designed to ensure that early

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