Flexible Furlough Scheme

Flexible Furlough Scheme     The Job Retention Scheme (JRS) ends on 30 June 2020 and will be replaced by the Flexible Furlough Scheme (FFS).  The Flexible Furlough Scheme will enable previously furloughed staff to work on a reduced hour basis from 1 July, helping businesses to slowly return staff to the workplace.  Employers will […]

Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) – Second Grant Announced

SELF EMPLOYMENT INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME (SEISS) – ANNOUNCEMENT OF SECOND GRANT You may have already seen that on Friday evening, the government announced that they would be extending the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) scheme with a second and final grant being payable in August 2020 to assist those who are self employed and […]

National Lottery Coronavirus Community Fund

At 10am this morning (Friday 22nd May), the much awaited National Lottery Coronavirus Community Fund opened for applications. The National Lottery Coronavirus Community Fund is for £200m of the £360m that the Government announced back at the start of April would go to small and medium sized charities (as part of their £750m charity funding […]

The effects of COVID-19 on funding care

This article aims to discuss the effect of COVID-19 on funding care, explained by accredited SOLLA adviser and Partner Louise Osborne. In response to COVID-19 the Government has introduced the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CVA) which brings into place significant changes for both health and social care.  The aim is to ensure the best possible care […]

Discretionary Grant Funds in Somerset

On 2nd May the Business Secretary Alok Sharma announced that a portion of £617m in discretionary grant funds would be made available to local authorities to fund businesses that fell through the gaps of qualification for other grants. Local authorities were asked to prioritise businesses in shared spaces, regular market traders, small charity properties that […]

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