Local grant funding for open and closed businesses

Local grant funding for open and closed businesses

Local grant funding is being made available to businesses impacted by national and local restrictions, via local councils. Local Restrictions Support Grant (LSRG (Closed)) Businesses that were open but required to close because of local restrictions may be eligible to

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Green Homes Grant guidance published

Green Homes Grant guidance published

The Government has published details of the Green Homes Grant, announced at the Summer Economic Update on 8 July. ‘Green’ home improvements covered by Government voucher scheme The scheme, which is at least a step towards the Government achieving its

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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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Local business grant funds topped up by Government

Local business grant funds topped up by Government

The Government has announced a discretionary fund, to accommodate certain small businesses outside the scope of existing business grant schemes. An additional £617 million will be made available to local authorities in England. This is a 5% uplift to the

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Stamp Duty Land Tax rules have changed

Stamp Duty Land Tax rules have changed

Effective 1 March 2019, the payment window for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has been halved. SDLT must now be settled within 14 days of the sale instead of 30. This change affects all land and property transactions, whether commercial or

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Landlords, all is not lost in the 2019 lettings landscape…

Landlords, all is not lost in the 2019 lettings landscape…

Recent changes to regulation and property taxation have put the staying power of many landlords to the test. So, as a new year gets underway, we consider whether 2019 will be more of the same.  There are hundreds of articles,

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Budget 2018: Key announcements from a Budget to ‘end austerity’…

Budget 2018: Key announcements from a Budget to ‘end austerity’…

On Monday 29 October, Philip Hammond (or fiscal Phil as he dubbed himself) delivered his third Budget in front of members of parliament. The news that this year’s Budget would be presented early, to avoid a clash with Brexit negotiations,

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