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Financial Support Increased for 'Plan for Jobs'
Financial Support Increased for 'Plan for Jobs'

Date: 23/10/20

Increased funding will be made available for current support schemes such as the Job Support Scheme, Self-employment Income Support Scheme and other Coronavirus Business grants. Read More

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New Funding to Support Local Lockdown Business Closures
New Funding to Support Local Lockdown Business Closures

Date: 12/10/20

The chancellor announced that businesses forced to close due to local lockdowns would receive two additional measures of support, the first is an expansion of the Job Support Scheme which will provide employers with contributions towards employee... Read More

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Congratulations to ACA's Newest Member - Victoria Howard
Congratulations to ACA's Newest Member - Victoria Howard

Date: 09/10/20

We would like to offer a huge congratulations to Victoria Howard, who is now a member of the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA). Read More

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Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme: Round 3 Now Open
Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme: Round 3 Now Open

Date: 07/10/20

The Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme Round 3 is open from 7 October 2020, the scheme provides grants for specific pieces of agricultural equipment. Read More

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Get Paid to Go Green
Get Paid to Go Green

Date: 05/10/20

Homeowners and residential landlords can claim up to £5,000 in government home improvement grants from Wednesday 30 September.  The Green Homes Grant voucher can be used towards the cost of installing energy efficient improvements to your... Read More

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Winter Economy Plan
Winter Economy Plan

Date: 24/09/20

Today the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, outlined his plan to provide further support to businesses over the coming winter months. The plan will see an end to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) but will provide a new scheme, the Job Support... Read More

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Wedding bells were ringing for our colleague Rachel Harrison
Wedding bells were ringing for our colleague Rachel Harrison

Date: 21/09/20

We would like to wish a huge congratulations to our colleague Rachel Harrison who married Steven Wright on Friday 18th September 2020. Read More

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New Local Lockdown Grants
New Local Lockdown Grants

Date: 10/09/20

As part of their continued business support during the covid crisis, the government announced yesterday that they will provide a safety net for businesses in England that are required to close due to local lockdowns or targeted restrictions. Read More

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Second SEISS Grant Open for Applications
Second SEISS Grant Open for Applications

Date: 17/08/20

Applications for the second Self-employment Income Support Scheme grant have opened today. Read More

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Who can claim the New Job Retention Scheme Bonus?
Who can claim the New Job Retention Scheme Bonus?

Date: 03/08/20

Over the last few days, further guidance has been published on the £1,000 per employee Job Retention Bonus. Read More

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Making Tax Digital To Become Mandatory for Almost Every Business and Landlord
Making Tax Digital To Become Mandatory for Almost Every Business and Landlord

Date: 22/07/20

HMRC has announced the dates they plan to bring Making Tax Digital in for the vast majority of businesses and landlords. Read More

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Summer Economic Update 2020
Summer Economic Update 2020

Date: 09/07/20

New policies and measures announced in the Summer Economic Update aim to secure the UK’s economic recovery from the coronavirus. Read More

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Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Apply From Today
Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Apply From Today

Date: 01/07/20

A reminder of the changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Version 2 that will apply as of 1 July 2020. Read More

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The VAT Payment Deferral Period is Ending
The VAT Payment Deferral Period is Ending

Date: 25/06/20

The VAT payment deferral period that was brought in to support businesses during Covid-19 will be ending on 30 June 2020. Read More

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Eligibility for the Second Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant
Eligibility for the Second Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant

Date: 22/06/20

HM Revenue & Customs have confirmed who will be eligible for the second SEISS grant and the deadline for claiming the first grant. Read More

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The Discretionary Grant Fund
The Discretionary Grant Fund

Date: 03/06/20

New funds have been made available to local councils to distribute to small and micro businesses that may have missed out on previous grants. Read More

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Version 2
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Version 2

Date: 02/06/20

A summary of the latest changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Read More

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3 Month Extension for Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
3 Month Extension for Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Date: 01/06/20

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has now been extended for a further 3 months to the end of August. Read More

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Date: 11/05/20

How to check if you are eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Read More

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New Business Bounce Back Loan Scheme
New Business Bounce Back Loan Scheme

Date: 28/04/20

New 100% Government backed loan scheme for small and medium-sized businesses announced. Read More

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Grant Claims for Furloughed Employees Available From 20 April 2020
Grant Claims for Furloughed Employees Available From 20 April 2020

Date: 17/04/20

A launch date has been announced by HMRC for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claim portal. Read More

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CBILS Made More Accessible to Small Businesses
CBILS Made More Accessible to Small Businesses

Date: 06/04/20

The Chancellor has announced extensions to the current Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme which will make it more accessible to small businesses. Read More

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MTD ‘digital links’ Deadline Deferred
MTD ‘digital links’ Deadline Deferred

Date: 02/04/20

Due to the impact of Covid-19 HMRC have extended the MTD 'digital links' deadline until 1 April 2021. Read More

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Lancaster City Council Business Grant Advance
Lancaster City Council Business Grant Advance

Date: 25/03/20

Lancaster City Council have announced that the application process for the Small Businesses Grant is now open, you will also be able to receive an advance payment of this grant. Read More

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Government Update on Business Support
Government Update on Business Support

Date: 18/03/20

A further update on the support available to businesses from The Government. Read More

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Covid-19 Business Support Update
Covid-19 Business Support Update

Date: 17/03/20

Guidance on the support that will be available to UK businesses in response to the development of Covid-19. Read More

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UK Budget 2020 Headlines
UK Budget 2020 Headlines

Date: 12/03/20

A glance at the main headlines of the Chancellor's budget for 2020. Read More

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Significant Tax Reduction On Electric Cars
Significant Tax Reduction On Electric Cars

Date: 18/02/20

From 6 April 2020 the treasury has announced that for electric vehicles a benefit in kind rate of 0% will apply. Read More

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