Government

Eat Out to Help Out deadline looms

Businesses who registered for the Eat Out to Help Out initiative have until Wednesday 30 September to claim for the days they operated the scheme. The Treasury has pledged that the money claimed will be paid out within five working days. To make a claim go to https://tinyurl.com/y599cead

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VAT cuts and deferrals announced by government

As part of a package of new measures to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the government is to extend the temporary 15% VAT cut for the tourism and hospitality sectors to the end of March 2021. This will give businesses in the sector, which has been severely impacted by the pandemic, the confidence to maintain staff as they adapt to

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Janet Jack’s blog on support scheme announcement

Pressure had been growing on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak for some time to announce what he would do after the furlough scheme, which has supported almost 10 million jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic, finishes at the end of October. Today Mr Sunak appeared in the House of Commons to unveil a new – more targeted – Job Support Scheme.  It

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Kickstart jobs scheme launched

The government has launched its Kickstart Scheme, a £2 billion fund to create thousands of six-month work placements for those aged 16 to 24. Funding available for each job will cover 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. To be eligible candidates

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New business support website launched

The government has launched a new business support campaign. It brings a range of business advice and support into one place, from help with finance and business planning to export advice. For more information, visit www.businesssupport.gov.uk

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Why bookkeepers should see recession as an opportunity

Why bookkeepers should see recession as an opportunity Despite government loans and furlough schemes, the UK has officially entered recession for the first time in 11 years. Between April and June 2020, as coronavirus lockdown measures hit, the economy shrank by 20.4% compared with the first three months of the year. It’s a worrying time for small business owners and

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Word from Janet Jack, IAB CEO, bringing you news on self-employed support grants

Are you eligible to claim second self-employment support grant? The Coronavirus pandemic has been a difficult time for self-employed people – which includes bookkeepers and, of course, their clients. Throughout it bookkeepers have been able to provide vital support, including advising on how to apply for government Bounce Back Loans, income tax deferrals, rental support and mortgage holidays, as well

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Government launches small business leadership programmes

Two new leadership training programmes to help small business leaders grow their companies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic have been launched, at a cost of £20 million. The Small Business Leadership Programme will focus on strengthening decision-makers’ leadership skills, so they are able to address management challenges, some of which, such as remote working, have arisen from coronavirus.

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Marketing push for Eat Out to Help Out scheme

More than 53,000 outlets across the UK have so far signed up to the government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme – and a new government online finder is available to help diners locate them. As Eat Out to Help Out stickers and posters start to appear in the windows of restaurants, cafes, bars and other establishments across the country,

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