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Want to start your own business?

Date: 12th August 2020

One of the consequences of recession, such as the present downturn in activity caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, is the likelihood that many will face redundancy as employers try to manage the process.

In the past, this shake out process seems to

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Lockdown – be ready for the unexpected

Date: 12th August 2020

One of the more insidious effects of the coronavirus outbreak is its unpredictability.

Businesses need to plan. To achieve this there needs to be an underlying, stable economic platform. Lockdown – whether locally or nationally applied – removes the

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Job Retention Bonus policy paper published

Date: 6th August 2020

The government has published further guidance on how the forthcoming Job Retention Bonus Scheme will operate. The scheme will enable eligible employers to claim £1,000 for each eligible employee in respect of whom they have previously made a

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£20m in new grants for small businesses

Date: 5th August 2020

£20 million worth of new government grants have been released to help small and medium sized businesses across England recover from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. These grants will provide businesses between £1,000 and

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Intellectual Property Office service update

Date: 5th August 2020

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has ended its 'interrupted days' provisions and is now working to its usual deadlines. The IPO introduced extended deadlines, known as interrupted days, on 24 March 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus

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State Aid rules relaxed for CBILS loans

Date: 5th August 2020

The government has announced that more small businesses will benefit from the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). Under the scheme, borrowers can apply for up to £5 million in finance in the form of loans, overdrafts, invoice

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Renewing your MOT

Date: 5th August 2020

Vehicle owners with a MOT expiry date between 30 March 2020 and 31 July 2020 were given a 6 month extension. This measure was designed to help motorists as the Coronavirus pandemic began to take hold. Mandatory MOT tests for car, motorcycle and van

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Breaking even

Date: 5th August 2020

There are businesses that have benefitted from the current COVID disruption. Particularly, those that can deliver goods and services online.

There are far more that have not benefitted.

Before COVID-19 reared its disruptive head businesses were

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More support for film and other creative industries

Date: 5th August 2020

A new £500 million scheme to kickstart film and television production struggling to secure insurance for COVID-related costs has been launched. This scheme will help TV and film productions that have been halted or delayed by a lack of

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Government u-turn on lockdown changes

Date: 5th August 2020

Lockdown changes – in England – that were due to come into effect on 1 August 2020, have been delayed until at least 15 August. The last-minute announcement by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, followed worries of a rise in COVID cases and means

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