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26 May 2020 Industry News Legislation State Aid for Start-ups: UK government launches Future Fund On 18 May 2020, the government launched its £250 million ‘Future Fund’, a key initiative to support the UK economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is open for applications until the end of September 2020. The fund is bei... read more
01 May 2020 Industry News HSBC Private Bank – Family Wealth & Family Business Governance In A Crisis Podcast HSBC Private Bank have produced a helpful podcast covering Family Wealth and Family Business Governance In A Crisis. ... read more
28 Apr 2020 Industry News Legislation Government announces 100% guarantee of loans up to £50,000 under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme On 27 April the government announced that it will provide a 100% guarantee for loans of up to £50,000 under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (the CBIL Scheme). ... read more
28 Apr 2020 Industry News Government announces restrictions on the use of statutory demands and winding up petitions The Government has announced that they will introduce further temporary measures to protect commercial tenants against debt recovery actions during the Coronavirus pandemic.  ... read more
24 Apr 2020 Industry News COVID & the high-growth ecosystem: report from Beauhurst Beauhurst has crunched the numbers on 28,499 companies on its platform to assess how COVID is having an impact. ... read more
22 Apr 2020 Tips and tricks Q&A – Business as (un)usual during the COVID-19 lockdown: the practicalities of executing documents, getting documents legalised and holding shareholder meetings This Q&A is intended to provide guidance to those seeking to navigate the choppy and uncertain waters of the COVID-19 outbreak. ... read more
17 Apr 2020 Industry News A further update on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – the legal framework On 15 April 2020, a Treasury Direction and updated guidance were issued on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”). The Direction essentially sets out the legal framework for the CJRS although it is possible that further Direction... read more
06 Apr 2020 Update on Furlough Leave: key practical issues Following the government’s recently announced Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, further (and much needed) guidance has been published. Whilst some issues still remain unclear, the guidance clarifies a number of important issues. We set ou... read more
08 Apr 2020 Legislation COVID-19: Proposed reforms to insolvency laws intend to give companies breathing space The Business Secretary Alok Sharma has proposed a relaxation to the current insolvency rules, in the hope that the measures will give companies some breathing space in the face of COVID-19.  ... read more
27 Mar 2020 Industry News COVID-19 – Practical Commercial Steps for Businesses to Take During the Pandemic We have been working with a whole range of businesses to help them address the many commercial issues thrown up by coronavirus. ... read more
11 Mar 2020 Legislation Entrepreneurs’ Relief curbed but not scrapped In today’s Budget it was announced that the lifetime limit on gains eligible for Entrepreneurs’ Relief (which offers a reduced 10% rate of Capital Gains Tax on qualifying disposals) will be reduced…   ... read more
02 Mar 2020 Industry News Legislation Entrepreneurs’ Relief use growing over twice as fast in the North as in London The value of capital gains against which Entrepreneurs’ Relief was claimed rose 22% in the North last year, increasing to £5.3bn in 2017/18, up from £4.3bn in 2016/17*. This compares to a 7% increase in London over the same period, risi... read more