Covid-19 Support Measures
Businesses effected by Omicron
  • 7
  • Jan
Chancellor Sunak Announces Support for Omicron-affected Businesses

Chancellor Rishi Sunack announced there will be £1bn support for UK businesses affected by the Omicron variant of Covid. The support consists of one-off grants, statutory sick pay, and further funding for the arts and culture sector after the Omicron variant emptied theatres and other hospitality venues just before Christmas. Since the announcement of Plan…

  • 16
  • Apr
Plymouth Businesses can now apply for Restart Grants

Plymouth Businesses can now apply for their Restart Grants through the Plymouth City Council website. The scheme is designed to help rate-paying non-essential businesses to reopen safely as restrictions ease. Businesses are eligible for the grant if they are rate-paying, trading on 1 April 2021, and in the non-essential sectors (retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal…

  • 23
  • Mar
Changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

The government have extended the CJRS scheme to 30th September 2021. Under CJRS rules for the period November 2020 to April 2021 employees that have been employed by the company on or before the 30th October 2020, and were included on a RTI submission to HMRC during the period 20th March 2020 and 30th October…

  • 5
  • Mar
Hospitality and retail firms to get £5bn for new Restart Grants

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £5bn Restart Grant scheme to help any small business badly impacted by Covid-19 – and support them as they get ready to reopen. The multi-billion pound package of support will replace the monthly Local Restrictions Support Grant (for open and closed businesses) due to end later this month, and…