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Jun 4 2020

Summary of support measures for healthcare businesses

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

Healthcare businesses across all professions have been overtly affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic, and our EQ Healthcare team have been working to make sure our clients receive the relevant support and funding available to them. We have assisted a number of our healthcare clients with applications for various loans and grant funding, including the Pivotal more

May 27 2020

How we’ve been supporting our healthcare clients

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

Over recent weeks we have been assisting a number of our healthcare clients with applications for various loans and grant funding made available to give businesses financial support during the current crisis. One such form of support from the Scottish Government is the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund (PERF), which provides grants to SMEs who are more

May 13 2020

Financial support available for dentists

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

We are in unprecedented times at the moment, with lots of industries facing financial struggle and uncertainty. As well as the general financial support offered by the government for businesses and the self-employed, such as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, CBILS, Bounce Back Loan scheme and Time to Pay service, specific financial support measures have more

May 1 2020

Updated guidance on the CJRS for early years providers

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

On Friday 17 April, the UK Government provided updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for early years providers in England however as the CJRS is a UK-wide scheme, this will also impact providers in Scotland. The Scottish Government is currently seeking further clarification from the UK Government on aspects of this guidance, however more

Apr 9 2020

Further update on NHS financial support

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

As discussed in our previous article, Chief Dental Officer, Tom Ferris sent a memorandum on Thursday 9 April that provides independent contractors (dentists and corporate dental bodies) with specific guidance for those practices in receipt of NHS financial support measures who may wish to apply for other financial support. A number of contractors have inquired about more

Apr 8 2020

Possible delay to funded early learning and childcare

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

Since the Scottish Government announced plans to provide 30 hours free childcare for every child aged between 3 and 4 from August 2020, as detailed in our previous article, many privately owned childrens nurseries have been preparing for these changes for the past 8 months or so. However, as we understand things today, local authorities across Scotland more

Mar 31 2020

Further support details for NHS Dental Services

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

Following the initial announcement on 17th March, Chief Dental Officer, Tom Ferris, announced an amendment to further reassure and protect the NHS dental services. In addition to the protection provided through capitation and continuing care payments, the funding package will now provide 80% of the average income from item of service and patient contribution. GDPA, reimbursement more

Mar 20 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare sector

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

The ever-evolving situation with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is causing significant disruption around the world and although the UK has not been significantly affected, we fully expect this to change. We are aware that the healthcare sector are facing sector specific issues, including: Dentists New measures outlined by the Chief Dental Officer will have a more