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3rd April – 12.00noon – Banks told to behave

Please find the chancellor’s earlier statement, essentially telling the banks to behave. One statistic I picked up on: Of 130,000 ‘enquiries’ (read application), only 983 have actually been processed and converted into loans. Hmmmm………. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-strengthens-support-on-offer-for-business-as-first-government-backed-loans-reach-firms-in-need  

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2nd April -11.30 – The latest from the RPA.

Please find the latest statement of practice from the RPA:   https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-farmers-landowners-and-rural-businesses  

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2nd April – 10.25am – The banks get a ticking off…………..and stoats (!)

Not before time the banks have been told to do as they were asked by the Chancellor. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/business-secretarys-statement-on-coronavirus-covid-19-1-april-2020 and I must confess to wondering if this next statement was an early April 1st joke, but no, on 31st March HMG … Continue reading

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1st April – 10.55am – Further news on grants for businesses

Please find the latest statement from the Treasury concerning the release of funds for the retail and leisure sectors. If you are in these sectors, ensure that you understand your entitlement. high-street-benefits-from-22-billion-grants-and-business-rates-package  

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31st March (15.00hrs) – Advice for Charities

Please find specific advice for the charitable sector. coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-the-charity-sector  

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30th March 11.30am – No major releases as yet

Dear all Please find 2 explanatory releases dated 27th March. One concerning the 80% wage scheme; the other concerning holiday pay for essential staff and the ability to carry it forward to a new holiday year. Rules on carrying over … Continue reading

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26th March – TB testing anyone?

Despite the chaos that surrounds us, good old TB testing still continues (at least at present). Annual and pre-movement tests have yet to be cancelled and so for those affected, there is a very good link page that I will … Continue reading

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26th March – 11.25am – Chancellor’s Relief for self employed

I have been struggling for the details of last nights speech, largely because there are few about as yet. Ed Nichols,  has found a copy of a HMRC link, which is probably as good as we are going to get. … Continue reading

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26th March – 17.30hrs – Chancellor

The chancellor is making his statement concerning the self employed. I will post the document once presented.

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26th March – Still waiting for self employed relief

Dear all, Still waiting for self employed relief. On the ground we are already finding that the fine words of the Chancellor and PM are not being enacted by the Banks, who are quickly interpreting their own rule book to … Continue reading

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