Covid-19

Staying alert and safe (social distancing) – latest advice from the UK Government

For all the latest advice on COVID-19, here are links to the latest information from the UK Government: Latest Guidance regarding "Staying alert and safe":...

Are you eligable to claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

If you are self-employed and haven't checked to see if you are eligible to claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, make sure you visit the Government website today to check if and when you can claim:...

Submit a question for the daily coronavirus (COVID-19) press conference?

Following the announcement by the Government last night, we are sure there are lots of questions being asked. How will businesses prepare for the new working arrangements, keeping staff safe at a minimum distance of 2 metres? How will employees get to work if they are...

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New Bounce Back Loans launched 4th May

New Bounce Back Loans launched 4th May

The UK Government has launched new Bounce Back Loans for Britain's small businesses. Loans of  between £2000 up to £50,000 For small businesses 100% government backed for lenders Apply online through a short and simple form Flat rate of 2.5% interest For full details...

The Outsourcing Way guide to working from home

The Outsourcing Way guide to working from home

For many people, working from home is the norm, like us. However, for anyone who is used to working in an office or being out and about, suddenly having to work from home may have been quite a challenge. Here are our top tips for working from home during the lockdown...

Video conferencing option 5: GoTo Meeting

Video conferencing option 5: GoTo Meeting

GoToMeeting is part of the LogMeIN family. A great option for small/medium size businesses with tiered pricing structure. What Features does GoToMeeting have? Quick One-Click Meetings Turnkey Meeting Room Equipment to turn your meeting room in to a collaboration...

Video conferencing option 4: Skype

Video conferencing option 4: Skype

Most of us have heard of Skype, and if this was 9 years ago, we'd probably all be running our meetings on Skype rather than Zoom or Microsoft Teams. So why not now? With Microsoft now marketing Microsoft Teams at consumers as well as businesses, it's not easy to see...

Video conferencing option 3: Join.Me

Video conferencing option 3: Join.Me

What is Join.me? Join.me is an online meeting tool with simplicity at its core. With a range of simple features, there's still a lot you can do: Video conferencing. Audio conferencing. Mobile apps for meetings on the go. One-click schedule. On the go whiteboarding....

Video conferencing option 2: Microsoft Teams

Video conferencing option 2: Microsoft Teams

What is Microsoft Teams? Microsoft Teams is Microsoft's offering for online collaboration with security and privacy at the forefront of the service. With Microsoft Teams you can: Meet with teams of 10 or 10,000. Host audio, video, and web conferences Hose meeting with...

Video conferencing option 1: Zoom

Video conferencing option 1: Zoom

If you hadn't heard of Zoom in February, I'm sure you've heard of it by now... the video conferencing app many are now relying upon to keep in touch with colleagues, run meetings and much more. To help anyone who isn't sure which solution is best suited to their...

Covid19 – Loans, grants and finance

Covid19 – Loans, grants and finance

Grants The retail & hospitality grant scheme provides businesses in this sector with a cash grant of up to £25,000. Businesses with a property with a rateable value up to £15,000 may be eligible for a grant of £10,000 Businesses with a property with a rateable...

Covid19 – Income Tax, VAT and Business Rates

Covid19 – Income Tax, VAT and Business Rates

Income Tax Payments If you are due to make your second payment on account by 31st July 2020 for your personal tax bill you can choose to defer this up until 31st January 2021. This deferment is optional and is an automatic offer which you do not need to apply for. No...

Covid19 – Self Employed

Covid19 – Self Employed

The self-employment Income Support Scheme This scheme has been put in place to provide support for the self-employed for initially a three month period, for lost earnings. Payments for the scheme are due to be made in June (sooner if they can get the systems in place...

Covid19 – Limited Company (Directors/shareholders)

Covid19 – Limited Company (Directors/shareholders)

This is a tough category to be in as your options are limited. Before you put yourself out to furlough, consider whether not working on your business for up to three months is a good option for you!   Job retention scheme This scheme has been put in place to help...

Where can I find expert advice for my business?

Where can I find expert advice for my business?

Small Business Saturday UK are running daily Facebook lives, where they are sharing expert advice and support We are running daily Facebook Lives sharing support and advice from small business experts. Find our Facebook page here. Below is our upcoming schedule for...

New Government Corona Virus Business Support Website

New Government Corona Virus Business Support Website

Rishi Sunak announced on Twitter on 23rd March that a new website has been set up to help businesses find out how to access support during the #COVID19 lockdown. Visit: hwww.businesssupport.gov.uk for the official information. We've launched a new website that helps...

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