Business rates reliefs

High street shops, hospitality and leisure businesses were some of the hardest hit during the Covid-19 pandemic and many have not fully recovered. These businesses were granted 100% business rates relief during 2020-21 which continued until 30.6.21 for properties in...

Job Support Scheme or Job Retention Scheme?

As the nation has entered a second national lock-down, the Government has introduced further support packages and amended existing schemes. Amongst the changes include changes to the Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) which was due to end on 31st October. The...

Bounce Back Loan Scheme Extended

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) has been extended to 31st January 2021 which is welcome news. The scheme has to date provided more than a million loans to small businesses impacted by the pandemic. New terms of the scheme provide for even greater flexibility and...