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The Government published its COVID-19 recovery strategy on 11th May with the aim of the plan to “return life to as close to normal as possible, for an many people as possible as fast and fairly as possible in a way that avoids a new epidemic, minimises lives lost and maximises, health, economic and social outcomes”. Social distancing is still essential but people who cannot work from home are being encouraged to return to work if their workplace is open and people can now spend longer outside.
Friday 8th May is the 75th anniversary of VE Day and a Bank Holiday. Here is a rundown of the events planned by the Royal British Legion as well as resources for home schooling and links to useful websites.
From 4th May businesses can apply for Bounce Back loans, new 100% government backed loan scheme for small business. Businesses will be able to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 and access the cash within days and loans will be interest free for the first 12 months.
The Government has launched top ups to local business grants aimed at small businesses with ongoing fixed property-related costs. Grants will be distributed via Local Authorities with the allocation at the discretion of local authorities.
The HMRC Portal for businesses to claim for furloughed employees through the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme opened at 8am on Monday 20th April. Businesses can apply through their Government Gateway Account.
How businesses can avoid cyber crime due to increased Coronavirus crime including phishing emails or texts, home working and online conferencing.
The Minister of State for Crime and Policing has written to local authorities encouraging them to take a considered and pragmatic approach to licensing at this time.