Pandemic Financial Support for November 2020 (England)

As a second national lockdown has now been announced, bringing with it shifts and changes in the various financial support packages available, we thought it may be helpful to round up the key points of each available scheme in one place. In this very stressful time, we hope it cuts through the noise and clarifies…

Job Support Scheme Expansion

We outlined the initial Job Support Scheme (unveiled as part of the Government’s winter plan for pulling the country’s economy through what looks to be a very difficult winter) in our blog which you can read here. Since then, on the 9th October, Rishi Sunak announced an expansion to the existing scheme- specifically to help…

Mental Health as a Business Owner or Entrepreneur

As the owner of a business or as a one-man-band entrepreneur, your mental health and wellbeing is absolutely paramount.  Running a business can be draining, all-consuming and full of ups and downs. Add to that the usual pushes and pulls of life; kids, relationships, non-work related commitments (and the occasional global pandemic) and you’ve got…

EIS & SEIS Tax Relief Schemes

The Government’s Enterprise Investment Scheme and Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes were introduced in 2012 to encourage investment in new start-up companies and early stage businesses. While they both offer tax relief incentives for investors, the EIS scheme is aimed at driving investment in early-stage businesses while the SEIS scheme is aimed at driving investment in…