Category: Funding


The Government are pulling the plug on support to employers for furloughed staff at the end of September as they anticipate that the economy will be back to normal by October. The grant claims for employees furloughed in the month […]

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 […]

what is crowdfunding and how does it actually work?

Crowdfunding is a way of raising money for a business venture, personal endeavor, or charitable cause, where a large number of people invest in or donate money to the cause. Crowdfunding is becoming more popular with startup and early-stage businesses […]

fifth self-employed income support grant to be paid in July

The fifth (and final) SEISS grant will be available for the self-employed to claim towards the end of July. The eligibility criteria remain broadly the same as the fourth grant. Self-employed profits in 2019/20 must not exceed £50,000 and must […]

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 […]

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 […]

promoting tourism

new £3 million fund to help industry rebuild. Tourism organisations will be able to apply for funding to promote key visitor destinations in a responsible and sustainable way, helping the sector to recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Administered by […]

Overcoming uncertainty

Overcoming uncertainty

R&D tax relief can only be claimed by companies that have incurred expenditure on qualifying R&D. Projects should address an area of scientific or technological uncertainty and be innovative.

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