Coronavirus

  Thousands of smaller businesses in England are set to benefit from £20 million of new government funding to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government has announced.   Small and medium sized businesses will have access...

List of Countries and Territories from where you can travel to England and may not have to self-isolate   Coronavirus regulations mean that you must self-isolate for 14 days if you arrive in the UK from a country outside the common travel area.   As lockdown eases the government...

Video Witnessed Wills are to be made legal during the Coronavirus Pandemic   The Government is to legalise the remote witnessing of wills – making it easier for people to record their final wishes during the coronavirus pandemic. For more information see here  ...

  Diners who eat-in will benefit from a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, on food and non-alcoholic drinks, any Monday to Wednesday in August. No voucher is required and diners can take advantage of the offer as many times as they...

The last day employers can submit claims for periods ending on or before 30 June 2020 is 31 July 2020. Employers can now submit claims for periods starting on or after 1 July. For further information see here.   If you have claimed too much or not enough...

Although it is not a change announced by the Chancellor on 8 July we thought that we would take this opportunity to alert you to HMRC guidance on the calculation of “usual hours” for the purpose of the new flexible furlough scheme that started on...

The housing market has been severely affected by the pandemic, with activity and construction both slowing sharply. Moving house also has a multiplier effect on the economy as people tend to spend money decorating and furnishing their new home, with estimates suggesting that doing so...

In order to support around 130,000 businesses and to help protect the jobs of their 1.8 million employees in the hospitality sector the government will introduce the “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme to encourage people to return to eating out. This radical scheme will entitle...

The new Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16-24 who are on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The government funding will cover 100% of the relevant National...