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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SMEs biggest challenges as lockdown eases

SMEs biggest challenges as lockdown eases

Following the announcement by the government of a gradual easing of the lockdown restrictions, we conducted a poll of SMEs. The poll was conducted over 24 hours on Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th May 2020. Below are the results. Health

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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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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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Businesses deem UK tax system ‘unfair’

Businesses deem UK tax system ‘unfair’

A survey of over 1,000 businesses[1], conducted by the British Chambers of Commerce, has revealed that a large number feel the UK tax system is fundamentally ‘unfair’ and disproportionately penalises them. More than two-thirds of the respondents reported being concerned

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How to cope with big costs, when you’re a small business

How to cope with big costs, when you’re a small business

The cost of running a small business seems always to be increasing and as costs mount, some struggle to ‘keep up’ financially. According to research commissioned by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the UK small business community is collectively

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