No Jab, no Sick Pay?

Ikea this week announced a significant change in their Sick Pay policy that may mean that unvaccinated staff who need to self isolate will no longer receive enhanced pay, and will instead receive Statutory Sick Pay. This decision has been made in response to staff shortages, but builds on the earlier ‘no jab, no job‘ […]

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New Coronavirus Business Support Grants

On Tuesday 21st December, the Government announced further funding for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors most affected by the Omicron variant. As we explained then, these grants are being distributed through loan authorities, who need to organise their own processes before they can distribute funds. The Christmas closures are likely to have delayed […]

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Further COVID Support Announced

The Government has announced additional support measures as cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 surge. These are primarily aimed towards the Hospitality and Leisure industries, where businesses would traditionally be in the midst of their busiest trading period. Hospitality and Leisure Grants Around 200,000 businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England will […]

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‘Ease Tax for Christmas’ calls grow louder!

A tax and advisory firm has added its voice to calls from the hospitality industry for tax rules around Christmas festivities to be eased.  Following almost two years of uncertainty, Blick Rothenberg has said that the tax-free limit should be increased to £300 per employee. This would double the current £150, including VAT, per employee […]

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The current landscape & it’s impact…

Throughout the pandemic we’ve kept you up to date with changing legislation, as well as the impact Covid has had on the wider economy. There has been a flurry of statistics recently that give us more detail around the situation in which we’re all working. Office of National Statistics (ONS) reports price rises. The ONS […]

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Wider Business Support for Central Bedfordshire

As part of its wider Coronavirus advice and support, Central Bedfordshire Council has sent out a summary of the wider support that’s available for businesses in the region. In particular, they are highlighting some of the partnerships they have formed with local organisations to support businesses. These are listed as follows: Cranfield School of Management: […]

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Visit our Rebound Resources page for free tools & guidance to help your business Rebound from the pandemic.