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Summer Statement 2020

An unprecedented Summer Statement was delivered today by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak. Although the economy is starting to open up gradually after its pandemic-enforced quarantining, the chancellor’s statement is an attempt to stem the damage from a forecast 14% slump in GDP this year, according to the Bank of England, and a [...]

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Financial Focus: Summer 2020

No one could have predicted how the last few months have turned out. The disruption to everyday life seems set to continue, with coronavirus lockdown measures easing but still bringing us nowhere near to our to ‘pre-Covid-19′ lives. The same can be said for the stock markets, which have seen sharp falls; the investment landscape [...]

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Covid-19 measures: to May 2020 update

Following the range of updates over the last several weeks, we have now rounded up the latest information from the government on specific schemes where additional detail was released. This update covers measures through to 22 May. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) On 12 May the Chancellor announced the extension of the CJRS by four [...]

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Covid-19 measures: 4 May 2020 update

Following the range of updates over the last several weeks, we have now rounded up the latest information from the government on specific schemes where additional detail was released. This update covers measures discussed on 4 May. Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) The scheme opened for business at 9.00 am on 4 May. Since last [...]

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Updated Covid-19 measures: to 27 April 2020

Changes since last bulletin on 20 April 2020 Bounce back loan scheme launched with 100% government guarantee. Possible shape of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme after the end of June. Abandonment of requirement for forward-looking financial information or business plans when applying for business interruption loans. Temporary ban on use of statutory payment orders and winding [...]

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Covid-19 measures: to 20 April 2020 UPDATED

Changes since last bulletin on 3 April 2020 Cut-off date for individual eligibility for Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) moved to 19 March 2020. CJRS extended to 30 June. Revised eligibility requirements for Self-employed Income Support Scheme. New £1.25 billion support package for innovative firms CBILS loans now total £1.1 billion. Clarification of grant funded [...]

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Covid-19 measures: to 3 April 2020 (updated)

Covid-19 measures: to 3 April 2020 The 11 March Budget from the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, included £7 billion of expenditure targeting the impact of Covid-19 on employees, the self-employed and businesses. On 17 March a further raft of measures was announced, amounting to an additional £20 billion of support expenditure plus £330 billion of loan [...]

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In Focus Spring 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced an international shut down of most everyday life and business. The Chancellor has already announced two rounds of measures to support the UK economy in addition to the emergency budget. In the Spring issue of In Focus we also look at five years of pension flexibility, the national living wage [...]

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Covid-19 measures: Main provisions for the self-employed

On Thursday 26 March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak made his long-awaited statement about the Covid-19 government support scheme for the self-employed, called the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Reports suggest that the announcement had been slow to arrive because of the greater difficulty in structuring and running a scheme that relied on annual information (via tax [...]

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Covid-19 Measures – March 2020

The 11 March Budget from the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, included £7 billion of expenditure targeting the impact of Covid-19 on employees, the self-employed and businesses. On 17 March a further raft of measures was announced, amounting to an additional £20 billion of support expenditure plus £330 billion of loan guarantees. By 20 March another [...]

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