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Covid-19 support

New and expectant parents can still benefit from SEISS

Since May, the Government’s Self Employment Income Support scheme (SEISS), has provided financial support to eligible business owners who’s income had been adversely impacted by Covid19. Many have taken advantage of this grant, but for some new mothers and fathers who work for themselves, there may have been an opportunity missed to access some valuable help.

If you are taking a break from your trade because of a new baby or adoption, you may still be eligible because HMRC will treat you as still trading.

Safer retail working under Covid-19

On May 25th, the Government announced further easing of Covid19 restrictions. These include allowing non-essential shops to open in June - provided business owners have carried out necessary risk assessments and are confident in being able to meet their obligations to protect staff, customers and others.

Outdoor venues, such as garden centres, car showrooms and market stalls are expected to be open from June 1.   Other non-essential retailers, such as those selling clothes, electronics and books are scheduled to open from June 15.

Preparing for safer working under Covid-19

A roadmap has been outlined to start bringing back non-essential shops, such as food and drink. Many businesses are now asking themselves how they can get business trading again, and how do they do that safely?

So, what do you need to consider in planning a safe return?

The Ups And Downs Of Being Self-Employed

So, if you’ve taken the plunge to start working for yourself in the last few years and months, you’ll know what a rollercoaster it can be. With the economic impact of the coronavirus hitting us, there are certainly a few more downs than ups this year.  

Standing still – it’s a good time to reflect

Since the dawn of the Covid-19 crisis, most of us have lived reactively and impulsively almost day to day, our decisions based on daily updates from the Government or following the latest health advice. Despite Government efforts to provide a measure of shielding, the economy, and therefore jobs, have been affected by the global pandemic with the impact of Covid-19 being felt at every level of our personal and professional lives.

How to stay Scam Safe During the COVID-19  Outbreak Event

You may be aware of the increased reports of scamming during the COVID outbreak, as malicious parties try to take advantage of the current upheaval in work, personal and business practices.  Scammers follow events and constantly look at ways to take advantage, so its important to stay Scam Safe.