Financial support: individuals
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant.
The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been extended. The 4th grant will cover February to April, worth 80% of average trading profits up to £7,500. A 5th grant will be available from July.
If you deferred VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make, you can:
- pay the deferred VAT in full, on or before 31 March 2021
- join the VAT deferral new payment scheme – the online service is open between 23 February 2021 and 21 June 2021
- contact HMRC on Telephone: 0800 024 1222 by 30 June 2021 if you need extra help to pay
Financial support: businesses
Restart Grants Scheme
Businesses in England in the non-essential retail sector are eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000, while businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors, are eligible for one-off grants of up to £18,000.
More info: bit.ly/RGrantN
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on further restrictions, the UK-wide Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended until the end of September 2021 covering 80% of employees’ wages.
Recovery Loan Scheme
Businesses – ranging from coffee shops and restaurants, to hairdressers and gyms – can now access loans varying in size from £25,000, up to a maximum of £10 million. Loans will include 80% government guarantee and interest rate cap.
More info: bit.ly/RecoveryLoanN
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Today (Monday 17 May) marks the launch of Learning at Work Week. This annual event from the Campaign for Learning aims to build learning cultures at work, and put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of continual learning and development.
18th June 202112:00 pm - 1:00 pmFREE
Learn how to communicate with others, create emotional connections, deliver your message, and present the best version of yourself with this motivational event.
30th June 202110:00 am - 11:00 amFREE
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Ambitious businesses in York and North Yorkshire have the opportunity to come together and work collaboratively as part of our new Peer Networks programme.
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