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Trying times are what bring out the best and worst in people. Perhaps the current economic situation has never been hit this bad. With the world hiding behind its doors due to the virus and people being forced to leave shelter and battle the odds there has been a sinister significance added to the old phrase. The show must go on. Indeed, it appears that now that we will hav...

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October 16, 2020


We are in the middle of pandemic situation and uncertainty is a synonymous of all the human lives for the most part of the world. Global economic is suffering because of Covid-19 outbreak. The virus has impacted the lives of millions and continues to spread with an alarming speed. There is significant slowdown in the trades and services. Economic damage is clearly visible a...

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October 12, 2020


With the extension of the coronavirus business interruption loan scheme there has indeed been a sigh of relief. This welcome note was struck on the 24th of September 2020 when the news of the extension was released to continue till the 30th of November 2020. This has been a very transient year as far as business finances have gone, things have been so dynamic that Read more

October 09, 2020


As businesses struggled to find cover the government has been persistent in trying to ensure that no one feels left out in their spate to ease the burden that has fallen so ominously due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Kickstart Scheme so close on the heels of furlough is another scheme that is targeting employment and specifically employees as its objective. Just as furlo...

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October 07, 2020


The Covid-19 outbreak has negatively impacted the businesses and livelihood of almost all the self-employed people in the UK. Therefore, the announcement of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak brought a big sigh of relief among the Self-employed workers, who have suffered adversely.

Originally two grants were announced u...

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September 18, 2020


At the International Trade Centre, we were gearing up to prepare our main stakeholders – micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) – for the challenges ahead. We did not expect, however, that a major crisis would hit so rapidly, and that it would be so different from anything experienced in this century thus far. Yet when asked about corporate governance...

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September 16, 2020


What's the interruption: Disruption is a process of preventing something unusual. And present your things better and it doesn't require expensive casino shows or big sets. All this just needs a good idea and an endorsement of good presentation.

Basically, the disruption is related to the changes we bring into our business now this change can lead you to ne...

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September 07, 2020


The virtual world has opened out like a Pandora’s box all thanks to Covid 19. Now it is not just getting the accounts right that matter, but how techno savvy you are also determines how well you are able to retain those clients. Virtual presentations can be seen as both a boon and a curse depending on which end of the spectrum you are. But what you need to remember wh...

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September 04, 2020


Coronavirus (Covid-19) has created a havoc around the world. A disease which looked simple on papers took lives of around 20 million people globally. It broke the backbone of world economy which is still in the process of redemption. Almost all the countries are under the threat and hoping to bring the life back into normalcy. In this pandemic situation, various businesses ...

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September 02, 2020


Covid-19 has taken most businesses for an unpleasant toss but now with the lockdown opening there is really nothing much we can do aside from safe practices and trying to pick up the pieces. There is an obvious risk in re-starting or in even running a business during this pandemic, however, it isn’t possible to simply lock the door and throw away the key for more reas...

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August 10, 2020


The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll not only on world health but on businesses as well. The government with the introduction of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme(CJRS) earlier this year in March managed to save many employers from engaging in mass redundancies. However, the main criteria to furlough till the end of June was the assumption that the employee was &lsq...

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August 06, 2020


When furlough started earlier this year in March it is doubtful that employers expected it to run this long. However, no one can deny that it has been a welcome relief especially for employees who feared instant dismissals. Unfortunately, since for now the coronavirus appears to be quite content to stay the scheme faced an extension to October 2020. But there have been sign...

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June 19, 2020


Undoubtedly, most of the businesses are dealing with great difficulties due to the COVID19 pandemic. Therefore, to help the companies to cope with this period of financial disruption, on 20 April, the Chancellor announced the Future Fund Scheme. Via this scheme convertible loans ranging from £125,000 to £5 million will be issued to innovative companies that main...

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June 18, 2020


In March 2020 the UK government announced the COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme to support the small and medium-sized businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this scheme, small and medium-sized employers, with fewer than 250 employees, will be able to apply to HMRC to recover the costs of paying coronavirus-related SSP. The Coronavirus Statutory Si...

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June 02, 2020


Businesses are facing hard-hitting troubles due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Many small business owners are considering getting grants to fund their businesses. The good news is that the government has set out tailor made measures to facilitate the public services, people and businesses during this trying period. 

Quantum of funding pr...

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May 14, 2020