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Covid-19

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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Covid-19

Government offers businesses new grants to survive lockdown

One-off grants worth up to £9,000 will be available for businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure to help them stay afloat until spring 2021, the Chancellor has announced.

5 Jan 2021

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Covid-19

Can I apply for a second CBILS loan?

On December 17th 2020 Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is being extended to the end of March 2021. Previously, the deadline was set to the end of January.

4 Jan 2021

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Covid-19

Coronavirus emergency loan schemes to be extended to end of March 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak plans to extend the government-guaranteed emergency loan schemes and furlough scheme to provide further financial help to UK businesses impacted by the pandemic.

18 Dec 2020

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Covid-19

Flexibility and funding for businesses in winter economy plan

On 24 September 2020 the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a further set of targeted measures to protect jobs and help businesses remain financially feasible as we head into the winter months.

30 Sept 2020

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Covid-19

British Business Bank extends CBILS deadline — apply by 30 September

The government-backed British Business Bank (BBB) has provided accredited lenders with extra time to grant state-backed loans to adversely affected SMEs and larger firms through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS).

28 Aug 2020

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Covid-19

Some undertakings in difficulty to benefit from the CBILS

More small businesses are set to benefit from the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) after UK Government and industry lobbying led to recent changes to state aid rules.

7 Aug 2020

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Covid-19

Chancellor Rishi Sunak reveals £30bn plan to save UK jobs

On July 8th, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a series of new measures worth £30bn in a bid to prevent mass unemployment as the economy is hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

9 Jul 2020

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Covid-19

Sunak expands £500m Future Fund for startups

The UK government is expanding the £500m Future Fund for UK firms that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, allowing businesses that have moved their HQs abroad to access the scheme.

30 Jun 2020

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