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Oct 27 2020

Further changes announced for the Job Support Scheme

Categories: Amber AccountingCOVID-19

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced further changes to the Job Support Scheme (JSS), creating two variations – JSS Open and JSS Closed. Starting on 1 November 2020, and running for 6 months until April 2021, both grants will offer additional support for employees whose working hours may be reduced over the winter months. JSS Open The more

Oct 19 2020

The latest CDO letter brings good news to the Dental sector

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

Chief Dental Officer, Tom Ferris, has written an open letter to the Dental sector confirming that as of Sunday 1 November, dental contractors (dentists and corporate dental bodies) will be able to provide a full range of dental treatments to NHS patients. This follows on from the recent publication of the Scottish Dental Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) ‘Review of more

Oct 16 2020

£40m Coronavirus Restrictions Fund

Categories: COVID-19

The Scottish Government has published information on the £40m of funding aimed to support businesses that have been affected by the recent COVID-19 restrictions that came into force from 9 October 2020. Administered by local authorities, the finite budget has been designed to offer targeted support to those who need it most. Whilst the Scottish Government more

Oct 7 2020

Be proactive against ‘Furlough Fraud’

Categories: COVID-19

According to the latest figures, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has paid UK employers in excess of £35 billion for furloughed staff since it launched in April 2020. However, the Government has also announced that up to £3.5 billion is believed to have been claimed fraudulently or paid out in error. The Finance Act 2020 more

Sep 30 2020

Further support for self-employed dental practitioners

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has unveiled the Winter Economy Plan, which outlined the additional government support to self-employed dental practitioners. Part of this plan is to extend the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) which will provide critical support to the self-employed dental sector. The grant will be limited to self-employed individuals who are currently more

Sep 24 2020

Overview of announcements in the ‘Winter Economy Plan’

Categories: COVID-19

Today (Thursday 24 September), Chancellor Rishi Sunak addressed the House of Commons on his plans to continue protecting jobs through the winter. Talk of a ‘nurturing recovery’ was expressed in his plans to support businesses and the self-employed and we’ve covered each of the main announcements below. Jobs Support Scheme It was confirmed that the more

Sep 1 2020

Applications now open for the Events Industry Support Fund

Categories: COVID-19

The events sector has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with many businesses still not yet able to reopen and are facing ongoing financial hardship. To support businesses in the events industry, particularly those in the supply chain, VisitScotland with development input from the newly formed Event Industry Advisory Group (EIAG), are offering short term more

Sep 1 2020

The Digital Development Loan

Categories: COVID-19Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way businesses operate. Whether it’s more health and safety measures on site, meeting clients over Zoom, or working from home – technology has proved to be a valuable asset in surviving the pandemic. The pandemics disruption of supply chains can result in significant loss of revenue but investing in more