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Government business grants

Posted: 16th Nov 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

The latest Government grants cover both the brief period York was in Tier 2 restrictions and the current national lockdown. Businesses may be eligible for up to 2 grants (1 from each period), as payments cover different periods and types of business. Each grant must be applied for separately. Businesses will be able to apply… Read more

Extended Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and Government-backed loans

Posted: 5th Nov 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

The Government has announced it will extend existing support measures to help businesses and the self-employed business community in the weeks ahead. As part of its latest support package, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and the various Government-backed loans, including the Bounce Back Loan, Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan and Future Fund, will see further… Read more

Extension to job support scheme and business support update

Posted: 4th Nov 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

The Government has extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) following the announcement of new Coronavirus restrictions in England from Thursday 5 November 2020 to Wednesday 2 December 2020, which will require many businesses to close. It has also confirmed that those businesses that are required to close will be eligible for business grants of… Read more

York businesses join forces to offer local community-based asset management and advisory service

Posted: 20th Oct 2020 by Clair Watmore HGH's News

Leading York-based chartered accountancy and business advisory firm, Hunter Gee Holroyd, HGH Wealth Management Limited and Mole Valley Asset Management (MVAM), have joined forces to provide a community-focused investment and business advice package to local businesses and individuals. MVAM, a relationship-based investment company who offer innovative and bespoke investment services to private clients, SMEs and… Read more

SME and Kick-starting tourism grant funding closes 5 October

Posted: 1st Oct 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

North and West Yorkshire Stage 1 applications for the SME and Kick-starting tourism grant funding close at 10am on Monday 5 October. The government has announced new SME and Kick-starting tourism grant funding to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) gain access to professional support, new equipment and technology. The grant can cover digital, legal,… Read more

Government Winter Economy Plan

Posted: 28th Sep 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

On Thursday 24 September the Chancellor delivered his “Winter Economy Plan”, in lieu of the Autumn Budget which has been cancelled. This is not surprising, given that it is difficult for anyone, individuals, businesses, or countries to budget at the moment. His plan was very much business focused, and the main announcements are detailed below: Job… Read more

Good Debt vs Bad debt

Posted: 26th Aug 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

The British Business Bank has announced that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) will be extended by two months to 30th November 2020 for lenders. So far, applications still have to be submitted to lenders by businesses by 30th September, although there are many campaigning for this to be extended. How does it work? This… Read more

New £20m professional services grant includes accountancy advice

Posted: 26th Aug 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

Small businesses in England can now benefit from a new tranche of government grants designed to help them recover from the impact of coronavirus through professional advice – including guidance from accountants. The scheme, which opened on 19 August, dispenses grants of between £1,000 – £5,000 to small and medium-sized businesses from an overall fund… Read more

New grant scheme opens for Hambleton businesses

Posted: 4th Jun 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

Hambleton District Council launched a new government led grant scheme on 2 June for Hambleton businesses.  The ‘local government discretionary grant scheme’ has been set up to help businesses who have previously been outside of the scope of the two other coronavirus business grant fund schemes.  The application window will be open for two weeks… Read more

Businesses need longer-term support to survive release of lockdown

Posted: 13th May 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

Mark Grewer of Hunter Gee Holroyd based in York, is calling on the Chancellor to consider a further overhaul of the CBILS scheme, or to supplement this with other grants to support the working capital needs of the country’s SMEs as he announces that the furlough scheme is to be gradually withdrawn. He explains: “As… Read more