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  • Bounce Back Loan
    Small Businesses can now get a loan without having to jump through a load of hoops, up to £50,000 for up to 6 years (with the government paying the first year’s interest). Apply from Monday 5th May. Expect the cash in the bank in about 24 hours! But before you take out the loan, rememberContinue reading “Bounce Back Loan”
  • COVID-19 Testing for Key Workers
    Have you and your employees been frustrated by having to self isolate when you don’t even know whether there’s anything wrong, but you have to be on the safe side? This is where testing can be useful. Essential workers (also known as Key Worker) can go to government website and arrange a test. They canContinue reading “COVID-19 Testing for Key Workers”
  • Help is on it’s way
    Here we go! Grants are being paid, have been paid. If you pay rates or get a rebate, you should apply. The Job Retention Scheme is open – not crashed at time of writing! We can start claiming furloughed pay, even though we’re not sure when it will be paid. It feels good to beContinue reading “Help is on it’s way”
  • Government Advice
    Wow, more help to more people than I’d expected (I know there is none for some). Interesting that Universal Credit has gone up, first time for five years! Many assume that the self employed don’t already access government help, but I know many on Universal Credit and they will welcome this. We’re still waiting onContinue reading “Government Advice”
  • OMG He saw us!
    We fought in the knowledge that nothing might be the result and we got a lot more than expected. Let’s be honest, this is more than expected. Everyone checking the small print assuming that there’s gonna be a mass exclusion. But its not there. Seems like genuine, practical support. Grab it! Understand it. Calm down,Continue reading “OMG He saw us!”
  • Employees want to be Furloughed
    Walking a line. Essential. Non essential. Can you work at home or not? How to balance workers who want to be at home, or those that really need to be at home (for health reasons), those that want to work but is the work essential? What a tightrope we walk. Like redundancy but but notContinue reading “Employees want to be Furloughed”
  • Self Employed and expecting nothing
    Survive on £94 a week? Some self employed people are already on benefits. Misunderstood and much maligned. Unsupported and treated like a greedy kid. We are often at odds with the media, the nation and even our friends. We are a hotch potch of people. Many don’t trust the government to support us and soContinue reading “Self Employed and expecting nothing”
  • Scary times, but help is all around
    We are business people. But business people are people. People worried for our families, friends and our livelihoods. Remember, there is a community out there. There are lots of of people who want to see you alright. We can share. We can support. We can get though it. Celebrate what you can do and don’tContinue reading “Scary times, but help is all around”

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