New business grants for evening & night economy and culture businesses

Camden council has launched an additional grant programme to help support the borough’s evening and night time economy, as more live music and cultural venues reopen. There is a range of one-off grant payments available depending on the type or size of venue, including: Grants of up to £10,000 for live music venues Grants of […]

No quarantine for the fully jabbed from EU and US arriving in to England

From Monday 2 August at 4am, fully vacinated people from the European Union (Amber list countries) and United States of America, will not need to quarantine when coming in to England. This is potentially a win for the travel industry, however the US is currently still urging their public to not travel to the UK, […]

More ‘pinged’ workers eligible for daily tests, instead of isolation

In England, critical workers from certain professions and services will now be able to have daily tests in case they’ve been in contact with someone with covid. The tests will determine if they can go to work if a negative result comes back. Currently there are 800 sites being set up for this testing, and […]

Only fully vaccinated can enter nightclubs from end of September

The government has announced that to gain entry to nightclubs or other venues with a large crowd from the end of September, people must be fully vaccinated. This has come as a disappointment to nightclub owners who were just celebrating reopening on 19 July. It is unclear how nightlife venues will be able to monitor […]

New simplified tax reporting for small businesses

Tax reporting and filling out returns has been made reformed to be simpler for small businesses. Making Tax Digital is a set of new measures to streamline the tax self-assessment system, and reduce the likelihood of tax avoidance schemes. Measures will come into effect from April 2023, to help reduce time on tax filing and […]

Covid-19 furlough changes – July and August

July and August changes to CJRS From 1 July 2021, employers will top up employees’ wages by 10% to make sure they receive 80% of wages (up to £2,500). The government will contribute less towards these grants. From 1 August 2021, the government will pay 60% of wages for furlough employees up to £1,875, and […]

International travel changes – Balearic Islands added to amber list

From 4am Monday 19 July, The Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera) are now on the Amber list. Cases have been rising fast on these islands, and now only two weeks after being placed on the green watch list, they are moving down to amber. This means that those who are not fully vaccinated […]

TfL: Face coverings remain compulsory on transport

From 19 July, face coverings will remain compulsory on all TfL public transport, including tubes, buses and trames, after the government lifts restrictions. Wearing a face covering on transport and for the journey duration is a simple and effective way of reducing the spread of the virus and will give passengers confidence and reassurance to […]

Prime Minister confirms move to Step 4 on 19 July

The Prime Minister’s step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown will continue from 19 July. This means: There will be no limits on numbers of attendees at sport events and life events like weddings. Remaining businesses can reopen, like nightclubs. Face coverings will no longer be compulsory by law but will be expected on […]

Pavement licence rules for hospitality to be extended

Outdoor dining is to become easier and cheaper for businesses to run as part of plans to ‘level up’ Britain in the recovery from covid. Restaurants will be able to offer outdoor dining with an extended period of pavement licences for another 12 months, which will then become permanent at a later date. Takeaway alcohol […]