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Coronavirus Dates To Remember – Just like yesterday’s Valentine date, make sure you don’t miss them!

As we approach Budget day on 3 March, it’ll be nearly a year since the Chancellor’s first Budget which included his initial Coronavirus measures. These escalated pretty quickly into quite a package of measures, which no-one could have predicted. 

Here’s our round-up to check through what might still be available for you. In particular, you may find it helpful to focus on Bounce Back Loans and Local Authority Grants.

 

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Let The Taxman Contribute To Your Virtual Christmas Party

With Christmas now only a month away and HMRC’s recent confirmation regarding virtual parties, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of what employers can provide to staff and directors, tax free.

For obvious reasons, there’s likely to be more of a reason to hold a virtual party for the first time or even spend more than usual. In our experience many employers could spend a bit more without breaching the limits.

 

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Coronavirus - Remember, remember the 5th November

With this Thursday 5th likely seeing the start of a 4 week national lockdown in England, businesses may feel they have more fires to put out than on bonfire night!

To help businesses put some of their fires out and survive, we are in the familiar territory of continuing government support for jobs and premises-based businesses. 

 

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Coronavirus Grants 2.0 - Finding Your Exit - Small Businesses

Two and half months after his first announcement on government help for businesses, on Friday the Chancellor amended and extended the self employed (SEISS) and employee (CJRS) grant schemes to reflect the anticipated gradual exit from the Coronavirus lockdown.

 

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