I hope you are ok, and if you are reopening today, that it is going well. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if we can help with anything.
We have a few things to share with you today.
Step 2 starts today
- As you know Step 2 of the Roadmap out of lockdown starts today. The Government has updated its guidance confirming the businesses and venues able to reopen from today. It’s available here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reopening-businesses-and-venues-in-england and here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close/closing-certain-businesses-and-venues-in-england
- There’s also a new poster summarises what’s permitted at Step 2, available here:https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/977566/COVID-19_Roadmap_Posters_STEP_2_2021_-_digital_.pdf
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
The government has updated its information about the Self Employment Income Support Scheme to confirm:
- The online service to claim the fourth grant will be available from late April 2021.
- If you’re eligible based on your tax returns, HMRC will contact you in mid-April to give you a date that you can make your claim from. It will be given to you either by email, letter or within the online service.
- The fourth grant covers 1 February 2021 to 30 April 2021.
- You must make your claim on or before 1 June 2021.
- More information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-self-employment-income-support-scheme , https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-schemeand in the business support section of www.gov.uk
- Please find attached and below a helpful resource from the Bank of England in relation to checking banknotes:
Restaurant Collective Launched
- A new, not-for-profit membership organisation specifically for the independent restaurant sector has launched called the Restaurant Collective. You can find more information about it here: https://restaurantcollective.org.uk/