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The Green Recovery Challenge Fund

Useful things to know... - Updated: 22-10-2020

The government has announced that grants from 50k to £5 million are now available to help the nation build back greener from the coronavirus pandemic. The £40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund, part of the government’s wider green economic recovery, jobs and skills package, brings forward funding for environmental charities and their partners to start work on projects across England to restore nature and tackle climate change. The fund will help create up to 3,000 jobs and safeguard up to 2,000 others in areas...

Gloucestershire SME Recovery Grants

Useful things to know... - Updated: 21-10-2020

The Gloucestershire Growth Hub, which has been established since 2014, is the leading, fully-funded business support service available to all businesses across Gloucestershire. It has a wide business network across the county and has effectively supported the growth ambitions of more than 6,000 businesses in the county. Since the pandemic, the Gloucestershire Growth Hub has been working hard to provide direct, fully-funded support to businesses who are working through the impacts of Covid-19 and who are now looking towards recovery as the co...

Kickstart - New Initiative to Support 16-24 Year Olds into Work

Useful things to know... - Updated: 16-10-2020

The Kickstart Scheme, a ground-breaking initiative to support 16-24 year olds into work, has been launched by the Government. You can find further information on how to sign up for the Scheme here. All employers, irrespective of size and sector can offer any young person, claiming Universal Credit, a six-month work placement that will be paid for by government. The Kickstart Scheme will be delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions and will initially be open until December 2021, with the option of being extended. ‘Kickst...

Job Support Scheme - as announced by The Chancellor on Friday 24th September 2020

Useful things to know... - Updated: 15-10-2020

The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid-19, to help keep their employees attached to the workforce. The scheme will open on 1 November 2020 and run for 6 months. The company will continue to pay its employee for time worked, but the cost of hours not worked will be split between the employer, the Government (through wage support) and the employee (through a wage reduction), and the employee will keep their job. The Government will pay a th...

PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES EASING OF LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS

Useful things to know... - Updated: 15-10-2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday 23 June) set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs. From Saturday 4th July, the Prime Minister has announced that pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will be able to reopen, providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines. From the same date, he has set out that two households will be able to meet up in any setting with social distancing meas...

Government launches new coronavirus business support finder tool

Useful things to know... - Quick questionnaire to help businesses and self-employed people - Updated: 05-10-2020

A new ‘support finder’ tool will help businesses and self-employed people across the UK to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them during the coronavirus pandemic. New online platform helps businesses easily access the financial support they are eligible for during the coronavirus pandemic Simple questionnaire takes business owners under a minute to complete and will signpost them to relevant government financial support To support business, workers and the self-employed during...

Berry Farm Vacancies 2020

Useful things to know... - Interested in working on one of our fruit farms this summer? - Updated: 05-10-2020

Interested in working on one of our fruit farms this summer? As a result of the business impact of COVID-19, we know many people are looking for work and we have numerous seasonal vacancies available on our farms up and down the country. From fruit pickers and packers, to plant husbandry and forklift drivers, there are a wide range of roles available. Please click on Apply Now to view all the farms and vacancies available.

Furlough - Claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Useful things to know... - Updated: 05-10-2020

Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave ('furlough') due to coronavirus (COVID-19). If you cannot maintain your current workforce because your operations have been severely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), you can furlough employees and apply for a grant that covers 80% of their usual monthly wage costs, up to £2,500 a month, plus the associated Employer National Insurance contributions and pension contributions (up to the level of the minimum auto...

Working Tax Credits payments were increased from 6 April 2020

Useful things to know... - Updated: 05-10-2020

The government has announced that Working Tax Credits payments were increased from 6 April 2020 - find out what's happening and who this affects. As part of a number of measures to support the country during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the basic element of Working Tax Credit has been increased by £1,045 to £3,040 from 6 April 2020 until 5 April 2021. The amount a claimant or household will benefit from will depend on their circumstances, including their level of household income. But the increase could mean u...

Age UK Gloucestershire - Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Older People

Useful things to know... - Gloucestershire - Updated: 05-10-2020

The current situation with Coronavirus is unprecedented, and presents a range of challenges for all of us, including organisations like Age UK Gloucestershire. The impact for older people both from the virus and from self-isolation is likely to be significant. We expect our resources to be stretched over the coming months as we respond to this challenge, but we are here to help. We are currently working to provide support in 3 main ways: For more information click Apply Now button.

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