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How can businesses prepare for the summer reopening?

Although scientists advising the government are calling for the lifting of lockdown restrictions to be delayed, Step 4 of the roadmap is currently still set to happen on 21 June. Regardless of the exact date, what can businesses do to prepare?

7 Jun 2021

Recovery Loan Scheme mythbuster – 5 myths debunked

The Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) is the latest iteration of government-supported business lending. In this article, we uncover some of the myths surrounding the RLS and share what we know so far about the scheme.

26 May 2021

June and the return to “normal” – what it means for businesses

With step three of England’s roadmap out of coronavirus lockdown restrictions in full swing, the business community is looking ahead with a sense of anticipation (and slight apprehension) to 21 June. Read on for a summary of what to expect and how securing the right business finance could help you to prepare for growth.

18 May 2021

How to secure business finance ahead of the stage 3 lockdown easing

April 12 – the date that stage 2 of the lockdown roadmap comes into play – is when non-essential shops can reopen and resume trading in person. Pubs can serve customers seated outdoors and haircuts can finally resume. Businesses have been working around the clock to get ready, and many are now looking ahead to how they can prepare for stage 3.

8 Apr 2021

Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) vs. AltFi products – how do they compare?

The CBILS, CLBILS and BBLS all came to an end on 31 March 2021. Launching on 6 April, The Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) is the much anticipated replacement. But is it the best option on the lending market, and how does it compare to the other alt-fi products out there?

29 Mar 2021

3 practical tips for businesses reopening on 12 April

The date 12 April is etched in the minds of many a business owner and consumer. It’s when non-essential shops, hairdressers, pubs and gyms can finally reopen – albeit with restrictions. So, what can businesses do to make sure they get a headstart?

19 Mar 2021

How can SMEs benefit from the super-deduction tax break?

The Government's super-deduction tax break is encouraging UK firms – including startups and SMEs – to invest in assets that will enable them to grow as we emerge from the lockdown. So, how does it work, and how can business owners fund their new purchases?

15 Mar 2021

Everything you need to know about the Recovery Loan Scheme

Rishi Sunak recently unveiled an investment-led budget designed to provide SMEs with financial support throughout the pandemic and beyond. The Recovery Loan Scheme is one of many measures set to enable UK businesses to prosper and grow.

10 Mar 2021

Filing your tax return: has the 31 January penalty deadline been extended?

The “immense pressure” the coronavirus pandemic has put many individuals under has prompted HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to provide self-assessment taxpayers with an extra month to file their online tax returns without receiving a penalty.

27 Jan 2021

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