Helen White

GM Business Growth Hub launch new Skills for Growth Support for SME’s

This recently launched support for SME’s is a £7m programme, commissioned by Greater Manchester Combined Authority, is part of a wider Skills for Growth investment. The support for SME’s, being delivered by the Business Growth Hub in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, will help businesses with three key stages to: ·         Access a consultation …

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Government to host webinar for business representative organisations

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, BEIS is hosting its latest UK Transition Forum webinar for businesses preparing for new rules after the transition period ends. The transition period during which the UK remains under EU rules comes to an end on 31st December: the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) …

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme extended to April 2021

The UK Government recognises the continued impact that coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on the self-employed and has taken action to provide support. The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant extension provides critical support to the self-employed in the form of 2 further grants, each available for 3 month periods covering November 2020 to January 2021 and …

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Furlough Scheme Extended and Further Economic Support announced

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended for a month with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked and further economic support announced. The government is extending the CJRS to support individuals and businesses who are impacted by disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) this winter. This is an extension of the CJRS and the …

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Launch and grow an online business from your mobile, laptop or tablet.

Business on the Go is a new programme that’s been created to help businesses to successfully launch and grow an online business. Whether you’re still deciding how to make your online business idea a reality, or want to grow your business by adding e-commerce to your offer, Business on the Go will guide you to …

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New Guidance on Job Retention Bonus

Further information has been published on how businesses can claim the government’s Job Retention Bonus, with millions set to benefit from the £9 billion package.The scheme is designed to continue to support jobs through the UK’s economic recovery from coronavirus by encouraging and helping employers to retain as many employees who’ve been on furlough as …

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Covid 19 return to work

Stockport Council facilitate Government’s Kickstart Jobs Scheme

Earlier this month, further details were announced about the Government’s Kickstart Jobs Scheme. The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create 6-month job placements for 16 to 24 year olds. Funding is available for 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer …

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