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Potential relaxation of time limits for VAT free exports

There have been a number of high-profile business reliefs which have been introduced to alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, one potential relaxation has been set out in HMRC’s...
Julian Borley
Julian Borley
Milsted Langdon LLP
Posted on: 08.06.20
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Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund - West of England businesses act now!

Thousands of small businesses across the West of England could miss out on grants worth up to £5,000 unless they act soon. The Discretionary Grants Fund is being offered by each of the local...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.06.20
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Sunak reveals future of furlough scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has given business some much needed breathing space with his phased ending of the furlough scheme which has been paying the wages of something like 8.4 million employees...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 29.05.20
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Business West responds to changes to Job Retention Scheme and support for the self-employed

ps-brexit.png Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement today (29th May) on additional changes that will be made to the Job Retention Scheme from July onwards, Business West Managing Director Phil...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 29.05.20
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Small firms fret over future of furlough scheme

The harsh reality of business surviving the coronavirus will be made clear this week when the Chancellor is expected to announce that companies must start paying a quarter of the wages of furloughed...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 27.05.20
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Insolvency as an option: what might it offer me and my business?
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For those outside the insolvency profession, insolvency or bankruptcy can be viewed as a fundamentally negative thing; however, for those within the profession we know that it can provide respite for...
Joanne Rumley
Joanne Rumley
Posted on: 20.05.20
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Bounce Back Loan scheme announced by HM Treasury

The Bounce Back Loan scheme was announced by HM Treasury on 27 April. This new scheme, which will open for applications from 4 May 2020, has been designed to unlock cash flow problems for the...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 30.04.20
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Government moves to widen access to coronavirus cash

Good and grim news from the Chancellor Rishi Sunak as Boris Johnson stepped back into Downing Street and the debate over relaxing the lockdown. The good news will be very welcome by small business so...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 27.04.20
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Bail out cash announced for innovative firms hit by coronavirus

By 4pm this afternoon, 140,000 firms had applied for the government’s job retention scheme to allow companies to retain staff. Credit where credit is due - a phenomenal result. After a weekend of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 20.04.20
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