Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced a new Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme offering various grants over four weeks. The announcement comes following the latest restrictions set in place due to Covid-19.
With the fear of further lockdowns and our own current Circuit Breaker in Northern Ireland as we continue to face Covid-19 head on. The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, has today (22/10/2020) stated a further increase in support the current Job Support Scheme (JSS).
The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has been extended until April 2020 providing critical support for the self-employed. The scheme was announced by the Chancellor in September and has now been modified in October. The scheme comprises of four grants; the first two have closed, but the third will now open on the 1st November.
Ross Boyd group is thrilled to have restructured and be driving business growth forward with the addition of two senior managers; Jane Gill and Neil Wallace. This is in addition to the appointment of new chairman, David Watters to the board of the group.
Ards and North Down Borough Council has been awarded funding by the Department for Communities. The funding is set to help customer-facing businesses adjust their properties; in order to meet the government guidelines, set out due to Covid 19.
The RBplus business is still operating as usual with a full service offering. About 5 weeks ago we had fully tested our remote working so we were ready for the lockdown. We have all been working remotely since St Patrick’s day. We recognise this is an uncertain and challenging time for all and we are keen to support where possible.
First it was the “B word” in 2019 and now for 2020 it’s all about the “C word”!
A few months ago, we were adapting to life in phase two of Brexit and wondering what that would look like in the coming twelve months. Well folks, that’s on ice for the moment as the coronavirus hits our shores, but Brexit is still ahead of us sometime. This event has changed the business landscape overnight for at least the next three months or possibly much longer. Read More
Rishi Sunak received a “hospital pass” when he was appointed Chancellor and was required to deliver the first Budget in nearly 18 months within a month of his appointment. To add to this, Covid-19 arrived on the scene and threatened to overshadow everything. As ever, the devil is in the detail, but we have outlined some highlights below.
Disasters come in many forms and all have the same effect…..possibly stopping your business in its tracks! Such events can include cyber-attacks, natural catastrophes, human error, pandemics, accidental damages etc. Planning for disruptions like these should happen when your business is going well, not when disaster strikes. Your business could face significant “down-time” if unprepared.