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SUMMER ECONOMIC UPDATE – 8 July

On Wednesday, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak made a speech entitled “Summer Economic Update” where he unveiled further Government supports and he unveiled the Government’s plan for jobs which he described as the “Second phase in in the Government’s economic response to the crisis.” Here are the highlights and we will update you on the details in…Read More

15 JUNE 2020 / COVID-19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE

Today face masks become compulsory on public transport in England and the Government has outlined its recovery strategy. The Coronavirus job retention scheme rules (CJRS) are changing, and these are outlined below and other Government news. At the end of the newsletter are details of allowable expenses for home working. Please contact us if you…Read More

12 JUNE 2020 / COVID-19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE

The news today is about the drop in the UK’s GDP by over 20% and the Government has been releasing figures showing the amount and number of claims for CJRS and SEIS schemes.  Speculation on the reduction of the 2-metre rule continues. Regardless of these figures and the speculation, staying safe is our main priority…Read More

10 JUNE 2020 / COVID-19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE

Today we catch up with the launch of the Local Authority Discretionary grant funds in England and how you can watch videos and register for the free Government webinars to learn more about the  support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus. The Government has been updating a lot of the support…Read More

8 JUNE 2020 / COVID-19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE

The Government has turned its attention to looking at how the UK can best recover from the Pandemic. It has also updated the list of businesses that may now open, updated the Job Retention Scheme website and it has issued new guidance to those needing to travel, including a travel checklist. We have also added…Read More

5 JUNE 2020 / COVID-19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE

We have seen a lot of business-related activity from the Government over the last couple of days and below is a summary of what has happened and where to see more. Please go through the newsletter and if you need any assistance please contact us for clarification. FACE COVERINGS TO BECOME MANDATORY ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT…Read More

3 JUNE 2020 / COVID-19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE

In this RA update we outline details of the Government’s advice on how to treat certain expenses and benefits provided to employees during the Pandemic. We also outline support from business representative organisations and trade associations, public health border measures and other pertinent Government updates. HOW TO TREAT CERTAIN EXPENSES AND BENEFITS PROVIDED TO EMPLOYEES…Read More

1 JUNE 2020 / COVID-19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE

In this newsletter we detail the latest Government supports and guidance. The Furlough scheme is changing, and we will keep you updated about your record keeping requirements in due course. The self-employment support scheme has been extended and we detail this below. FAQ’s on what we can and cannot do have also been updated over…Read More

29 MAY 2020 / COVID-19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE

HELP AND SUPPORT IF YOUR BUSINESS IS AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the  support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus. See:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-if-your-business-is-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19?utm_source=a4b7c6f4-7063-4d88-957b-b68d6480a86d&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate COVID-19: SCOTLAND EXTENDS REFUND PERIOD FOR SECOND-HOME PURCHASE TAX  21 May: Homeowners in Scotland temporarily have three years to…Read More

27 MAY 2020 / COVID-19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE

PRIME MINISTER SETS OUT TIMELINE FOR RETAIL TO REOPEN IN JUNE Prime Minister Boris Johnson sets out a timeline for retail to reopen in June. Thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres across England are set to reopen next month once they are COVID-19 secure and can show customers will be kept…Read More

20 MAY 2020 / COVID-19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE

CORONAVIRUS STATUTORY SICK PAY REBATE SCHEME SET TO LAUNCH Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from 26 May. The government has announced a new online service will be launched on 26 May for small and medium-sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have…Read More

19 MAY 2020 / COVID-19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE

GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYERS AND BUSINESSES The Government has updated its Guidance on supports for businesses and the self-employed. See:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19?utm_source=3aebe15f-0b6d-4116-84e6-57a28c3d1250&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate This guidance will assist employers and businesses in providing advice to their staff on: coronavirus COVID-19 how to help prevent spread of COVID-19 what to do if someone has symptoms of COVID-19 has been in…Read More

RA Digital – Guidance during COVID-19 / Issue 9 / 3 April

RA Digital Issue 9 for 3 April 2020 focuses on: GOVERNMENT RELAXATION OF FINANCIAL SOLVENCY RULES DURING PANDEMIC GRANTS UNDER THE SELF-EMPLOYMENT INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME (CSEISS) BUSINESS RATES RELIEF AND RELATED GOVERNMENT SUPPORT CASH GRANTS FOR RETAIL, HOSPITALITY AND LEISURE BUSINESSES A CHECKLIST FOR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY COVID-19 JOB RETENTION SCHEME  Click here to view…Read More

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