Small businesses handed £7.8 billion through local authority grant schemes, figures reveal

More than £7.8 billion in grant funding has been delivered to small businesses through local authority grant schemes, it has been revealed.Continue reading

One in five small businesses not entitled to financial support, FSB reveals

As many as one in five small businesses and sole traders are not entitled to financial support under the Government’s coronavirus support package, it has been revealed.Continue reading

Government urged to extend COVID business support measures

The Government is being urged to extend emergency coronavirus support in the upcoming Budget with a recent study warning that businesses face a £50 billion shortfall when the support measures end in April 2021.Continue reading

Coronavirus: Pubs in tier two and three areas set to receive new £1,000 grant funding

Pubs that principally serve alcohol in tier two and three areas are set to receive additional financial support over the Christmas period following an announcement by the Government.Continue reading

Self-employed profits must be “significantly reduced” to claim third SEISS grant, says HMRC

Self-employed workers’ profits must be “significantly reduced” in order to claim the third instalment of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), it has been revealed.Continue reading

Heritage organisations set to receive £103 million under Culture Recovery Fund

Some 445 heritage organisations affected by Covid-19 are set to receive more than £103 million in affordable loans and grant funding, it has been revealed.Continue reading

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme rejects claims after employer accounting errors

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has warned businesses to get “their data right” or face delays receiving grants under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).Continue reading

New local lockdown grant fund to act as business “safety net”

Businesses in England affected by “local lockdowns” are set to receive up to £1,500 per property every three weeks to keep their operation afloat, it has been announced.Continue reading

Government launches £2 billion Kickstart employment scheme to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs

The Government has launched the landmark £2 billion Kickstart employment scheme, which is set to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs for young people.Continue reading

SMEs are missing out on £1.5 billion worth of COVID-19 Government support grants

According to the latest research, small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are missing out on almost £1.5 billion in coronavirus business support grants, which have gone unclaimed ahead of the deadline on Friday 28 August.Continue reading

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