Author Archives: Alex Dent

What grants can I claim during Lockdown 3.0?

The grants that are available since we were placed into lockdown on 5 January 2021 are: Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed ) -LRSG(C) Closed Business Support Payments -CBSP Additional restrictions grants -ARG The LRSG(c) will continue to be available until the restrictions are lifted, this is not expected until at least the February half term….

Covid Assistance and New One-Off Grant for Retail, Leisure and Hospitality

As we enter another lockdown, the government have introduced additional support for retail, leisure and hospitality businesses in the form of a one-off grant of up to £9,000. This will provide an extra £4.6 billion of support to some of the hardest hit industries in the pandemic. There will also be a discretionary fund of…

Maximising your Estate when the Country is in Economic Downturn

When considering your inheritance tax position, you want to be sure you’re passing the maximum amount possible to the beneficiaries of your Estate. As the country is in economic downturn due to Covid-19, it is more important than ever to maximise reliefs now. This blog will cover some simple tax planning steps to help you…

Detailed guidance is now available for the extension of the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme (CJRS)

Changes were made late Friday afternoon to scheme, meaning that you will no longer be able to claim furlough from 1 December 2020 for any days when an employee is serving statutory or contractual notice, including resignation and retirement. It is however still possible to claim furlough for statutory notice periods up to 1 December…

Grants scheme details published

The government have now published guidance on eligibility for the Local Restriction Support Grant (Closed) LRSG-C. This grant is for businesses who were required to close due to national restrictions between 5 November and 2 December 2020. You may be eligible for the grant if: You are based in England You occupy property and you…

Today’s announcement by the Chancellor – further support for businesses during the winter and during lockdown

Further announcements were made today in the House of Commons by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, to provide further support to businesses throughout the winter and during lockdown: Furlough scheme extended until the end of March 2021 – The scheme will pay 80% of an employee’s wages up to a maximum of £2,500…

Cash Grants available during the second lockdown

Cash grants will be available to all businesses with property that are required to close during the recently announced national lockdown. Businesses in England that are required to close due to the new restrictions will be eligible for cash grants based on the properties rateable value at the following rates: For properties with a rateable…

Support to the Self Employed to be doubled for November

After the extension of the furlough scheme as the country is set to enter another lockdown, Rishi Sunak announced yesterday that the Self-employed would also see their support under the SEISS doubled for the month of November. Previously under the Winter Economy Plan, the payments for the 3rd round of Self Employed Income Support Scheme…

Furlough scheme EXTENDED and other further support announced

Over the weekend it was announced that England will be plunged into another lockdown, though with a few less restrictions than the first. Many businesses are being ordered to close including: Non-essential retail Hospitality Indoor and outdoor leisure and sports facilities Entertainment venues Personal care facilities Places of worship (except for some exemptions such as…

Further details announced about the Job Support Scheme

The Job Support Scheme announced as part of the winter economy plan is already being changed significantly before its implementation on 1 November 2020. This document provides a summary of the most relevant and important points of the coronavirus Job Support Scheme Open (businesses that are operating but facing decreased demand). We will publish further…