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The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched the Kickstart Scheme, designed to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.   The £2 billion Kickstart Scheme is designed to create hundreds of thousands...

  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...

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 government will introduce a new Green Homes Grant which will provide at least £2 for every £1 homeowners and landlords spend to make their homes more energy efficient, up to £5,000 per household.  For those on the lowest incomes, the scheme will fully fund energy...

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...