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22/05/2020 in angel.london COVID-19 Tfl Transport Uncategorised

COVD-19: Essential travel advice for businesses from TfL

20 May 2020 Working with our key partners we want to ensure that the Angel is ready to welcome workers and shoppers back to the town centre as the Govt. guidelines on the easing of lockdown come into place. To…

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25/03/2020 in angel.london Business Uncategorised

COVID-19 – Applications open for Small Business Grant and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant as at 25.03.20

25 March 2020 Islington Council has opened applications for the Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. If you think you are eligible for the scheme, you need to download, complete and return this form: 20200325ApplicationfortheSmallBusinessGrantFundandtheRetailHospitalityandLeisureGrant0041…

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26/03/2020 in angel.london Uncategorised

COVID-19 Support: Furlough Letter Template and Furlough FAQs as at 26.03.20

FURLOUGH LETTER TEMPLATE FOR BUSINESSES If you are a business owner that is furloughing your staff as a result of COVID-19 it is important that you follow certain procedures to ensure you are abiding by employment law, whilst protecting yourself,…

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06/04/2020 in angel.london Uncategorised

COVID-19: Amendments to Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme announced as at 06.04.20

Last Friday (3 April 2020) the Govt. announced amendments to the Coranavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to aid smaller businesses gain access to the scheme. Importantly, access to the scheme has been opened up to those smaller businesses who would…

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06/04/2020 in angel.london Uncategorised

COVID-19: angel.london weekly business update as at 03.04.20

03.04.20 SAFER Angel Town Centre Police Team officers are continuing to patrol the town centre, supporting businesses as required. If you, or your employees, require assistance relating to a non-emergency business crime, you can contact them on 07769 586 996….

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11/08/2020 in angel.london Business COVID-19 Uncategorised

COVID-19: Arts Council Cultural Recovery Fund

11 Aug – Applications for the Cultural Recovery Fund, administered by the Arts Council, are now being accepted. The fund will award grants of between £50,000 and £1 million to cultural organisations that were financially stable before COVID-19, but are now…

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28/04/2020 in angel.london Uncategorised

COVID-19: Bounce Back Loan Scheme for small businesses as at 28.04.20

Yesterday, 27 April 2020, the Government announced the Bounce Back Loan Scheme for small businesses to support them through financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic The Bounce Back Loan scheme will allow businesses to borrow between £2,000…

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24/03/2020 in angel.london Uncategorised

COVID-19: Business support website launched as at 23.03.20

Today (23 March) the Government has just launched a new website for businesses detailing all of the support packages for businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The site can be accessed here: https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/

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01/06/2020 in angel.london Business COVID-19 Uncategorised

COVID-19: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extension and ‘flexible furloughing’

1 June Last Friday, 29 May, the Chancellor announced details of the extension and terms of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for businesses. Tapered furlough support from 1 August From August 2020, the level of government grant provided through…

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27/03/2020 in angel.london

COVID-19: Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme as at 27.03.20

Yesterday (26 March 2020) the Chancellor announced support for the self-employed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus Self-employment Income Protection Scheme The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) whose income has been…

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01/04/2020 in angel.london Uncategorised

COVID-19: Directory of Business Support Helplines and Online Resources as at 01.04.20

01 April 2020 Over the last two weeks a number of helplines, online resources and mechanisms offering business advice and support in light of the COVID-19 pandemic have been launched. Below is a directory of the most relevant to the Angel’s…

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14/04/2020 in angel.london Uncategorised

COVID-19: Get ready for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme as at 14.04.20

14 April 2020 HMRC has published a list of things businesses can do NOW to prepare to make a claim under the Coronavirus Staff Retention Scheme To submit a claim under the Coronavirus Staff Retention Scheme businesses need to provide…

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12/05/2020 in angel.london COVID-19 Safer Uncategorised

COVID-19: Govt. guidance on how to make workplaces safe published as at 11.05.20

Yesterday, Monday 11 May, the government published guidance to help business owners ensure their workplaces are as safe as possible during the Coronavirus pandemic. The eight guides cover different types of workplace and are designed to help employers prepare for…

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22/05/2020 in angel.london COVID-19 Training Uncategorised

COVID-19: Govt. Webinars to help businesses be COVID-19 Secure

To support businesses in the safe re-opening of their workplace, the Govt is running a series of free webinars starting next week (w/c 25 May) Each webinar will cover a different type of workplace and are designed to help employers…

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30/03/2020 in angel.london Uncategorised

COVID-19: New support for businesses as at 30.03.20

30 March 2020 The Government has announced further support for businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic   VAT Deferral Businesses can defer Valued Added Tax (VAT) payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020. Eligibility – All…

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04/05/2020 in angel.london Uncategorised

COVID-19: Now open for applications – Bounce Back Loan Scheme for small buisnesses as at 04.05.20

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme for small businesses, to enable them to access finance more quickly during the coronavirus outbreak, is now open for applications. The Bounce Back Loan Scheme will allow businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 and…

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01/04/2020 in angel.london Uncategorised

COVID-19: Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grant Scheme and Small Business Grant Scheme open as at 30.03.20

Islington Council is preparing to issue the first grants under the Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Fund Islington Council is sending letters and emails to businesses that are eligible for a grant. If you paid your…

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08/04/2020 in angel.london Uncategorised

COVID-19: Statutory Sick Pay Rebate scheme information for businesses as at 08.04.20

8 April 2020 On Friday 3 April the Govt published guidance for the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate scheme for businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This scheme will allow small and medium sized employers, with fewer than 250 employees,…

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20/04/2020 in angel.london Uncategorised

COVID-19: Step-by-step guide for employers to claim furlough

HMRC has published a ‘Step by Step’ Guide for employers on the procedures to follow make a claim for furloughed staff. The document can be downloaded here – Coronavirus_Job_Retention_Scheme_step_by_step_guide_for_employers

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02/06/2020 in Business COVID-19 Uncategorised

COVID-19: Test & Trace – Workplace Guidance as at 02 June

02 June 2020 The Government has published guidance for employers and businesses on the implementation of the NHS Test & Trace service. The document contains details regarding the responsibilities of employers in relation to this measure including the payment of…

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17/07/2020 in angel.london COVID-19

COVID-19: Update on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, including the Retention Bonus

16 July 2020 – Earlier in the year the Govt. launched the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to support employers in retaining their employees through the COVID-19 pandemic. In May the Govt. announced an extension to the scheme until the end…

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26/05/2020 in Business COVID-19 Safer Shopping Uncategorised

COVID-19: Updated guidance for shops on working safely during COVID-19.

26 May 2020 Yesterday, Monday 25 May, the Prime Minister announced that the Govt intended to allow ‘non-essential’ shops in England to re-open from Monday 15 June. The re-opening is subject to the Govt’s ‘Road Map’ conditions being met and…

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09/04/2021 in angel.london Business Cleaner Council COVID-19 Guidance

Free ‘Welcome Back’ Pack from Islington Council

Islington Council is offering all customer facing businesses a free ‘Welcome Back’ pack. The Welcome Back pack includes social distancing posters for display in your window, bright floor stickers to help you manage queuing and one way systems and additional guidance and advice that will…

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24/06/2020 in angel.london COVID-19 Guidance Safer Uncategorised

New Govt Guidance for businesses to become ‘COVID-19 Secure’

Yesterday, Tuesday 23 June, the Prime Minister announced that certain businesses can re-open to the public from Saturday 4 July. Details of which business types can, and cannot, open from 4 July is available HERE Official Guidance for businesses to ensure…

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06/04/2021 in angel.london Business COVID-19 Food & Drink Guidance Safer

New test & trace rules for hospitality and close contact businesses when re-opening

The rules on what you need to do when a group enters your venue have changed – everyone will need to check-in, not just the ‘lead’ party member. From 12 April, it will be mandatory for hospitality and close contact businesses…

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21/09/2020 in Business COVID-19 Uncategorised

NHS Test and Trace App – QR Code Poster creation tool and guidance

21 Sept 2020 – The NHS COVID-19 ‘Test and Trace’ App will launch nationally this Thursday, 24 September. Hospitality businesses (inc. hair and beauty salons, pubs, restaurants and cinemas) can now create a unique QR Code and create posters to display…

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20/03/2020 in Angel Police Team angel.london Business COVID-19 COVID-19 Safer Stronger Uncategorised

Operational update for businesses 20.03.20

  SAFER The Angel Town Centre Police Team will continue to patrol the town centre as normal until further notice, supporting businesses as required. If you, or your employees, require assistance relating to non-emergency business crime, you can contact the…

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14/07/2020 in angel.london Business Food & Drink Uncategorised

Register your business for the Govt ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ Scheme

14.07.20 – Last week the Chancellor announced that the Govt intended to support hospitality businesses through the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ Scheme starting on the 3 August. Businesses can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to offer…

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23/04/2020 in angel.london Uncategorised

Reminder – claim now for Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grant Scheme and Small Business Grant Scheme

22.04.2020 Islington Council has already processed over 2,600 grant applications and distributed over £43.5 million to local businesses under the Coronavirus Small Business Grant Fund or Coronavirus Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. This level of funding makes the Council…

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31/07/2020 in angel.london COVID-19 Safer Uncategorised

Reporting outbreaks of coronavirus – workplace action cards

30 July 2020 – Whilst we all hope that any business in the Angel doesn’t experience an outbreak linked to their organisation, it is vital for owners or managers to know how to report one should this happen. Public Health…

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18/03/2020 in angel.london COVID-19 Uncategorised

SAFER: Updated support for businesses as at 18.03.20

  Yesterday (17 March 2020) the Chancellor announced further support for businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Details of the support packages can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses A summary of the expanded support package includes: a statutory sick pay…

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07/04/2020 in angel.london Uncategorised

UPDATE: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme information for businesses as at 07.04.20

7 April 2020 On Saturday 4 April the Govt updated guidance for the Coronavirus Staff Retention Scheme for businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Employer guidance has been updated in line with some of the main queries HMRC has…

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20/07/2020 in COVID-19 Guidance Safer Shopping Uncategorised

Wearing a face covering in shops becomes mandatory from 24 July

17 July 2020 – Under the new rules, people who do not wear a face covering in shops will face a fine of up to £100, in line with the sanction on public transport and just as with public transport,…

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