Author: Jane Grant

becoming a more eco friendly business

Environmental sustainability has moved to the forefront of the news headlines and consumers are keen to support eco-friendly businesses. Buying habits are changing as people seek to minimise their impact on the natural environment. By incorporating eco-friendly ideas into your […]

bounce back repayments begin

The bounce back loan scheme (BBLS) has kept many businesses afloat over the past year, but, with the first repayments now starting to become due, many of the 1.5 million businesses that borrowed money could fall into difficulty.  Default position  The BBLS was launched in May […]

developing the next generation of business leaders

Businesses need to invest in nurturing the next generation of talent. Regardless of the industry that you work in, how you and your management team nurture the next generation of talent in the first decade of their careers can have […]

new fund opens for island communities

Businesses and community groups located across Scotland’s inhabited islands are now able to apply for grants of up to £150,000 through the new Island Communities Fund (ICF) for projects focussed on supporting sustainable island economies and the journey towards net […]

Green Jobs Funding Call

The green jobs call is part of a series of funding rounds that will open and close for applications periodically. The first call was delayed until 27 May 2021. It offers funding of between £50,000 and £500,000 to help Scottish […]

COVID-19 Government support news

Below is our weekly roundup of changes to government support information generally and for businesses, employers and the self-employed. Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) The CJRS has been extended until 30 September 2021 Claims for […]

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) update

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) update

SEISS fourth grant Claims for the fourth grant have now closed. The last date for making a claim was 1 June 2021. SEISS fifth grant A fifth grant covering May 2021 to September 2021 will be open to claims from […]

Local Authority Discretionary Fund

This grant is for businesses in Scotland who have not been eligible for previous business support grants. If your business is still being adversely impacted by Tier 4 restrictions (and you have not received any support), you are eligible to apply.  The […]

managing mental health in the workplace

Supporting your team through turbulent and stressful times. After dealing with the effects of the pandemic for over a year, many people are feeling isolated working from home, while others are struggling to manage family responsibilities alongside the demands of […]

how to pivot your business strategy

If your business goes through a tough period, it may be time to pivot your strategy. Necessity is the mother of all invention. Many firms have had to pivot their business strategy due to the current market conditions. In order […]

How to pay CJRS grants back

A new section to the guidance has been added by HMRC called ‘How to correct overclaims in your next claim’. On the webpage below you can find out how to pay all or some of your grant back if you […]

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