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  We are pleased to announce our appointment of a Senior Business Development Manager to compliment an extended period of growth.     Sowerby have seen significant growth over the past ten years both through acquisitions and organic development, and we strongly believe that this advancement is due to a focus on exceptional client service,....

Coronavirus: Job Retention Scheme Extension…   On 31st October the Prime Minister announced that the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) would be extended for a further month.   We are awaiting finalised information but currently available information is summarised below:     The Job Support Scheme has been postponed and will be reviewed once the extended....

Coronavirus: Winter Economic Plan…   Boris Johnson announced new coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday which could last six months. Following this announcement Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered a statement on Thursday setting out plans to help workers and businesses hit by these new coronavirus restrictions.   If you have any concerns, general queries, or specific questions on....

Coronavirus: Self Employed Income Support Scheme – Round 2…   While the first round of Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grants is running to a close in the coming weeks, the scheme has been extended with a second (and final) round of grants scheduled to be made available in August.   This second round....

Coronavirus: Job Retention Scheme – Update..     On 29 May chancellor Rishi Sunak, announced changes to the rules affecting furlough, more formally known as, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).      Flexible furloughing   From 1‌‌ July 2020, there is the flexibility to bring previously furloughed employees back to work part-time – with....

Coronavirus: Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Opens 26 May…     One of the longer acronyms emerging from the raft of new legislation to support businesses through the coronavirus pandemic, the CSSPRS, or Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme, will be going live in the next week.   Claims are to be made through the CSSPRS....

Coronavirus: Self Employed Income Support Scheme Update…     HMRC has begun contacting taxpayers who may be eligible for the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) this week. The communication received from HMRC includes instructions for when the claim portal opens.   Do not worry if you have not yet received communication from HMRC. Information is....

Coronavirus: Local Business Grants Top-Ups…   On Saturday 2nd May 2020 the government announced that a discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme.   The 5% top up to the local business grant funds scheme is aimed at closing the gap....

Coronavirus: Bounce Back Loan Scheme Details…     Further details in relation to the BBLS have now been announced including a list of accredited lenders and instructions on how to apply.     Who is it for? The scheme is intended for businesses that are losing revenue and seeing disruptions in cashflow due to the....

Coronavirus: ‘Bounce Back’ Business Loan Announced…   Rishi Sunak, yesterday updated the range of loans available to businesses because of the impact of Covid-19. The newest type of loan has been named the ‘Bounce Back’ loan with it being described by The Chancellor as a “simple, quick, easy solution for those in need of smaller....