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The government's plan for managing COVID-19 through the winter.
25th November 2020
The scheme will pay 80% of eligible employees’ salary - up to £2500 a month. As part of the revised scheme, anyone made redundant after 23 September can be rehired and put back on furlough.
3rd November 2020
Innovate UK have allocated up to £210m for Innovation Continuity Loans to help SMEs and third sector organisations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
17th November 2020
Businesses forced to close during the coronavirus pandemic will receive grants worth up to £3,000 per month - distributed via Local Authorities. An Additional Restrictions Grant is also available.
6th November 2020
Find out how the new rules - which come into force from 05 Nov-02 Dec - impact businesses in the North East, and what financial support is available.
As part of its support package for businesses affected by COVID-19 restrictions, government has extended the application deadline for all government-backed loan schemes to the end of January 2021.
The third taxable grant - covering Nov '20-Jan '21 - is calculated at 80% of three months average monthly trading profits; capped at £7,500. A further grant will follow covering February to April '21.
Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has increased the reach of government's winter support schemes to ensure livelihoods and jobs across the North East and the UK continue to be protected.
22nd October 2020
Firms whose premises are legally required to shut for a period over winter as part of local/national restrictions will receive grants to pay the wages of staff who cannot work, and a cash grant to support fixed costs.
9th October 2020
The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to COVID-19.
25th September 2020
Businesses in England that are required to shut because of local interventions will now be able to claim up to £1,500 per property every three weeks.
16th September 2020
The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
12th May 2020
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