After this afternoons update from the Chancellor, there are a number of things changing in relation to the schemes that we have told you about over the last couple of weeks/months. I have outlined the main changes below. If you have any questions about the revised situation please get in touch.
Furlough Scheme Extension & SEISS
An update on the information released over the last few days on the furlough scheme extension and SEISS grant. And some other key information on preparing for the upcoming self assessment deadline and the December payroll run. Get in touch if you have any questions.
Job Support Scheme Update
There are further updates to the implementation of the Job Support Scheme from 1st November, I know, it's hard to keep up, I have summarised the information released at the end of last week and show a few examples of how this is likely to work in practice. Remember that from the 1st November, you must be paying any previously furloughed employees a minimum of £520 per month (which can include Job Support Scheme Payments), until the end of January to be able to claim the bonus payment in February. As always, please get in touch if you have any questions.
October 2020 Update
This update is to summarise the end of the Furlough scheme at the end of this month, and the start of the new Job Support Scheme on the 1st November. After Friday's announcement it is clear the hospitality trade have a tough fight ahead to recover from what is likely to be a fatal blow for many, there is some guidance on businesses affected by the latest restrictions specifically, and I have outlined this below. When the pubs, restaurants, entertainment venues, etc, do open back up, please give them your business where you can, the business owners with the fight to keep going throughout all of this, really deserve our custom, loyalty and support.
September 2020 Update
I hope you are all keeping busy, and not being affected too much by the heightened restrictions of late. We are still working from the office, as most of you will know we have a lot of space at our disposal and it is easy for us to respect all social distancing guidelines at our current staffing levels. We will obviously review things as we go, and thank all clients for their understanding on us not hosting face to face appointments at the moment. The Chancellor released the Winter Economy Plan yesterday, which brings in further support for employees, self employed individuals, VAT registered businesses and anyone in receipt of a Bounceback Loan. I am going to summarise the main points below. If you don't already, please follow us on Instagram, where I often give live updates on the information as it is released. @B_able_ltd
Government COVID19 Support Update
You may have already seen the update on Friday, but I thought I would summarise the main points, and hopefully this can give you all some foundation to base any decisions on for the immediate future. Many of our clients return to some form of trading this week, and others now have some idea of how the route back to trading looks for them over the coming weeks and months. Whatever this looks like for you, we hope that things can return to some level of normality for us all as quickly as possible, and businesses are back to full strength soon. If you need any assistance with planning for the road ahead, please get in touch.
I am getting in touch today to summarise some of the support that is currently available. The reason we are putting out so many updates, is to furnish you with enough information to get access to the funds and support that you are entitled to, however you then need to act on this if you want to receive the support. The support WILL NOT be paid automatically and you are required to submit applications for every one of the schemes, unfortunately we have been told that we ARE NOT able to assist with the application directly, which is why we are trying our best to point you in the right direction and give you as much information to hopefully make it a little easier for you to get access to these funds.
COVID-19 Update 04/05/2020
As promised, we are sending over an update on the guidance update released today, both the Eligibility Test for the Self Employment Support Scheme and the Business Bounce Back Loan Scheme Application Process have went live today, and details are featured below.
Coronavirus Update 02/05/2020
Just a quick update on some information we were sent tonight by our Regulatory Body, the Certified Public Accountants Association on what is to be expected when the Self Employed Income Support Scheme goes live and we have detailed this below.