Brexit Support Fund available to SMEs

Brexit Support Fund available to SMEs

Having left the EU, a Brexit Support Fund has been set up to help SMEs overcome the new challenges associated with importing and exporting. Qualifying for the SME Brexit Support Fund In order to qualify for up to £2,000 of

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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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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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2020 Budget: Key announcements from Rishi Sunak’s first Budget

2020 Budget: Key announcements from Rishi Sunak’s first Budget

Rishi Sunak delivered his first 2020 Budget on Wednesday 11th March. This came only weeks after he took over the role of Chancellor from Sajid Javid. Raring and ready to ‘get things done’, Mr. Sunak promised a speech that would

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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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