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Jul 21 2021

The fifth and final Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant

Categories: COVID-19

The Government has now published details in relation to the fifth and final Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant. The portal for claiming this grant is expected to open by the end of this month and claims must be made by 30 September 2021. Who is eligible? Those who were eligible for the fourth grant more

Jul 15 2021

The Kreston Charities COVID-19 Survey Report findings

Categories: CharitiesCOVID-19

The results from the survey carried out by the Kreston Charities Group, which includes our EQ Charities team, that act for over 2,000 charities across the UK, paints a mixed picture of the financial health of the charity sector but with a confident outlook for the future. The Kreston Charities COVID-19 Survey gave charities across the UK the more

Jul 9 2021

Supporting our client, Shelley Booth

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

At EQ, we have spent the past 16 months supporting our clients through turbulent times, but despite what has been going on, some of our clients have used this time to explore new opportunities to ensure their business not only survives, but flourishes through this pandemic. One of these clients is Shelley Booth, who successfully more

Jul 7 2021

The Tourism Leadership & Recovery Fund

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

Earlier this year, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a new £25 million tourism recovery programme to support the sector’s recovery from the pandemic. Developed by the Scottish Tourism Emergency Response Group (STERG), in collaboration with members of the Tourism Task Force, the first fund to be launched is the Tourism Leadership & Recovery Fund. The Tourism Leadership more

Jul 6 2021

Employer contribution changes to the CJRS

Categories: Amber AccountingCOVID-19Payroll

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was extended until 30 September 2021, with employers asked to contribute towards the cost of their furloughed employees’ wages from July onwards. As a reminder, we’ve highlighted the changes in the table below: *If the employee is furloughed for 100% of their working hours. The timetable will change if, for more

Mar 30 2021

The Kickstart Scheme

Categories: COVID-19

As the country edges closer to the end of the current lockdown, businesses will be preparing to open their doors again. Some businesses may have employees returning from furlough that can help them prepare for reopening, but there may be a need to acquire new staff. If you are looking to recruit staff, you could consider the Kickstart more

Mar 17 2021

The final Strategic Framework Business Fund payment and Restart Grant

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

As mentioned in our previous article, the Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF) provides grants to businesses that were required to close by law or to significantly change their operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020. If you still haven’t applied to the SFBF, you should do so as soon as possible through your Local Authority as applications more