The Government has issued an update on its guidance on Covid-19 business support.
Self-Employment Income support Scheme (SEISS)- third grant
Guidance has been updated with a YouTube video about how to claim SEISS, third grant. Watch the video and register for the free webinars to learn more about how to claim the third grant.
The Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) (for Closed Businesses)
Guidance has been updated with details of grants available during the national restriction period from 5 January 2021, onwards. To check if your business is eligible for a cash grant from your local council for each period under national restrictions, click here.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Find examples to help you calculate your employees’ wages
Guidance has been updated with new calculation examples to cover the lookback period and examples to clarify eligibility for the annually paid. For examples to cover the lookback period, click here, and for examples to clarify eligibility for the annually paid, click here.
Changes to the Kickstart Scheme
The government will make it even simpler for employers of all sizes to benefit from joining the scheme by removing the limit requiring they create a minimum of 30 vacancies to apply directly.
- From 3 February 2021, employers can apply directly to the Kickstart scheme for any number of job placements, as the threshold of 30 job placements has been removed.
From 28 January 2021, applications from new Kickstart gateway have closed. Kickstart gateways, already working with the scheme, can continue to add more employers and job placements to their grant agreement.