Coronavirus Business News Update

by | Sep 16, 2020

The main economic news today (16 September) is that UK inflation rate fell to 0.2% as the Eat Out to Help Out scheme reduced restaurant prices.

Furthermore, there is speculation circulating that the Government is currently looking at a new jobs scheme to replace the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS). If there are any announcements on this subject we will update our blog immediately. 

In the meantime there are a number of additional changes/updates:

From 26 August 2020 busineses were able to claim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for employees who have been notified by the NHS to self-isolate before surgery.

Further HMRC guidance on paying back CJRS grants made in error have also been given.

Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, cinemas and other venues across England and Wales are being urged to download QR codes to prepare for public rollout of new track and trace app.

Looking at the above it appears that we are in for a lot of changes to how we do things between now and the end of the year.  ABG are here to help and support you through these changes. 

Turning briefly to Brexit…  The Government has stated that the new freight management system will be ready for 1 January.  The “Smart Freight system” ensures that trucks are carrying the correct documentation before they travel to ports. The new system is designed to reduce delays and to better manage traffic into Dover and prevent queues of lorries building up along the M2 and M20 motorways.

Please talk to us about how we can help you plan forward. We are with you all the way! 

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