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Government Support through COVID-19

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The Government have introduced the following support to businesses, employers and individuals:
• £330 billion in loans to combat the “Economic Emergency”
• 100% Business rates relief where the rateable value is below £51,000
   – £10,000 Grant funding* for small businesses
   – £25,000 Grant funding* for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses
   – Special help for airlines
    *grants to be provided by local authorities
• Sick pay for businesses with less than 250 employees
• Business interruption loans of up to £5 million – interest free for 12 months – delivered by the British Business Bank
• Deferred VAT payments until 30 June 2020; and Income Tax 2nd payment on accounts until 31st January 2021
• A Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – reimbursing 80% of furloughed workers wage costs, up to a cap of £2,500 per month
• A Self Employed Income Support Scheme – a taxable grant equivalent to 80% of average taxable earnings from the past three financial years
• Rollout of the IR35 Reform delayed until 6 April 2021
• The HMRC Time to Pay scheme to support businesses paying tax
• Three month mortgage break – for Individuals and Landlords
• Better access to Universal Credit and Employment Support Allowance
• Sick pay guarantee for those affected by coronavirus
• Help for tenants with a 3 month ban on evictions

The links below provide more information relating to HMRC and Government Support as it happens, along with detailed articles offering guidance and advice.


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