We’ve created this page as a place where we can share any news/updates connected to the announcements in the recent Budget and on best practice on how best to manage the impact of the Coronavirus on you and your business.

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NEWBudget 2021

Government Extends Furlough to March and Increases Self-Employed Support

Economic Support Factsheet – click here to view and download a copy

Local Restriction Support Grants – businesses that have been forced to close due to either the previous Tier 3 or National Lockdown restrictions may be able to claim a grant, links to local authorities administering these are:

Local Restrictions Support Grant – Wirral Council – OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Local Restrictions Support Grant – Liverpool – OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Local Restrictions Support Grant – Cheshire West and Chester – NOT YET OPEN

Furlough Scheme Extended and Further Economic Support Announced

Plan for Jobs – the Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers

UPDATED – The Job Support Scheme – the current furlough scheme (CJRS) comes to an end on 31 October 2020 and will initially be replaced by an extended CJRS for November before being replaced by the Job Support Scheme (JSS)

Hospitality and Leisure Support Grant – an emergency fund of up to £40million opened on Friday 16 October in a bid to protect Liverpool City Region’s vital hospitality and leisure businesses from the huge economic impact Covid-19 restrictions are having on the sector

Eligible businesses wishing to apply should visit their own Local Authority websites for details and they will be able to apply online when the window opens.

Links below for Wirral Council and Liverpool Council for your ease.

Wirral Council

Liverpool Council

Expanded Job Support Scheme – this scheme has been expanded to firms required to close due to Covid Restrictions

Self Assessment customers to benefit from enhanced payment plans

Winter Economy Plan – Rishi Sunak unveils government’s plan to protect jobs and support businesses over the coming months

Business Recovery Grant – applications open at 10am on Wednesday 16 September 2020

Ministers announce new grants for businesses affected by local lockdowns

 The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment

Applications for the 2nd Self-Employed Income Support Scheme Grant are now open

£20 million in new grants to boost recovery of small businesses

£20 million to improve small business leadership and problem-solving skills in the wake fo coronavirus

Summer Economic Update (pdf) – Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the Summer Economic Update against a backdrop of economic uncertainty caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Get more help with registration, eligibility and how to offer the discount for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme


Find out how to register your restaurant or establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – the guidance for employers on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme has been updated to include details of how the scheme will change from 1 July onwards

Details of the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme announced by the Chancellor on 26 March 2020

Chancellor extends Self-Employment Support Scheme and confirms furlough next steps

Links to Apply for a Discretionary Business Grants

Wirral Council

Liverpool Council

Link to Use to Claim Your Self-Employed Income Support Scheme Grant

A discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme

Discretionary Fund Guidance

Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October

New 100% government backed loan scheme for small business

Letter from the Chancellor to all lenders about the Bounce Back Loan Scheme

Work out 80% of your employees’ wages to claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

A step by step guide for employers on submitting a claim via the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

I discussed a number of these measures with Luke Kay as a guest on one of his recent podcast and the link to this is below

Details of new £750 million Coronavirus funding for frontline charities

7 duties of a company director 

Business Support Grant Funding – details on the eligibility and delivery of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF)

Example Furlough Leave Agreement

GOV.UK – very latest guidance for businesses, employers and employees

Resources for Self-Employed – Universal Credit & What You May Get

2020 Budget Report (pdf) | Budget report (e-book)

Covid-19 Meeting Guide

Tough Times Business Checklist

Some useful links for any news/updates on Coronavirus are:

ACAS – help and advice for employers

ACAS – an advisory webinar for employers

British Business Bank – details on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

GOV.UK – updates on the number of cases and what the government is doing

NHS – updates on what to do if you feel you have any symptoms

IR35 – changes to IR35 regulations have been postponed from April 2020 to April 2021

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