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May 2020

Claiming child benefit for newborns

General Register Offices are currently operating with reduced capacity and with government guidance to social distance and stay at home, new parents are advised not to visit them. They can however still claim Child Benefit without having to register their child’s birth first to ensure that they do not miss out.

Are you aware of the new HM Government guidance on social distancing and health and safety within your work place?

Last week, the Government published its 60 page COVID -19 recovery strategy document, aiming to present how the UK will move out of lockdown under what is being classed as the ‘new normal’

Furlough Scheme extended until October 2020

Yesterday, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced significant changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, now commonly referred to as the furlough scheme.


Measures were announced by the government on 23rd April 2020, designed to protect tenants of commercial property from aggressive rent collection, potentially pushing viable businesses into insolvency.

Applications open for Bounce Back Loan Scheme

From 9am this morning, small business owners can apply for the Bounce Back Loan Scheme, by filling out a simple online form, with only seven questions.