Article Digital supply chain grant

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The aim of this grant is to support projects focused on driving digital innovation within UK manufacturing supply chains. The proposed projects should aim at developing digital technologies/applications that help UK manufacturing supply chains become more efficient, productive, flexible and resilient. Proposed projects should investigate one or more problems that an organisation’s specific supply chain […]

Article Local authority discretionary grants

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**Certain councils have re-opened the discretionary grant scheme** Brent – apply by 16 August 2020. The criteria for this grant has been relaxed, meaning more businesses are now eligible for this support. Ealing – apply by Thursday 6 August 2020 Hounslow – Discretionary grant round 2 of applications now opened Barnet – Discretionary Business Support Grant […]

Article Business rates relief and grants

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The following three schemes have been announced. Small Business Grant Funding Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Top-up to local business grant funds scheme For more information on specific West London local authority information, please scroll to the end of this article Small Business Grant Funding […]

Article Mayor launches £1m fund to help small businesses and community groups

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has pledged to help London’s small businesses and community groups not simply to recover from the current coronavirus crisis, but to ensure they’re better prepared for future emergencies. Sadiq’s new £1m fund will help the small firms across our high streets and London’s many local community groups to keep up […]

Article What to do if you’re self-employed and getting less work or no work

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Claim a grant if you’ve lost income If you’re getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19), you might be able to claim a grant through the coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme. Other financial support If you’re getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19), you can also: apply online for Universal […]

FAQ How does holiday pay work for furloughed employees?

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Furloughed employees continue to accrue leave as per their employment contract. The employer and employee can agree to vary holiday entitlement as part of the furlough agreement, however almost all workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks of statutory paid annual leave each year which they cannot go below. Employees can take holiday while on furlough. […]

Article Government unveils £200 million package to help innovative businesses bounce back

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Source: Gov UK Almost £200 million boost to help businesses across the UK drive forward cutting-edge new tech and recover from the impacts of coronavirus government investment to support innovations ranging from AI systems managing city traffic flows to the latest reusable packaging materials research and development (R&D) intensive businesses urged to apply for funding to […]

Article Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, early years and children’s social care

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https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-financial-support-for-education-early-years-and-childrens-social-care/coronavirus-covid-19-financial-support-for-education-early-years-and-childrens-social-care This guidance is applicable to 31 May 2020 and will be reviewed before 1 June 2020. The government has put in place a number of funding and financial measures to support organisations – both public and private – during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. These are intended to be temporary, timely and targeted, to support […]

Article New £50 million fund for councils across England to prepare for the safe reopening of high streets and other retail spaces

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A new £50 million fund for councils to support their local high streets get safely back to business announced by High Streets Minister Simon Clarke (24 May 2020). To prepare for the reopening of non-essential retail when the scientific advice allows, the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund will help councils in England introduce a range […]