Changes to the furlough scheme from 1st July

A quick reminder – what’s the purpose of the furlough scheme? Before looking at the changes to the scheme it’s worth just reminding ourselves why the furlough scheme (officially the Corona Virus Job Retention Scheme) was introduced. It was aimed at discouraging employers from making mass redundancies.  Under the furlough scheme, the state pays the … Read more

Time running out to apply for a discretionary business support grant

Local authorities are now opening up their process for the discretionary business support grants, but the time to apply is already running out. Each authority does have discretion as to exactly how they run their scheme but the government has given guidance. If your business or charity is: In a shared office or workspace A … Read more