Last updated, 25th September 2020
How the AOP are providing support to members through this crisis
The Chancellor announced the Government’s plans to support the economy going into the winter. Measures announced include:
A new Jobs Support Scheme
An extension to the existing self-employed grant.
Businesses which have taken out bounce back loans will be given more time and greater flexibility to repay in a new “Pay As You Grow” scheme.
Businesses will be able to apply for all Government loan schemes until the end of the year.
The Government will allow business to defer VAT payments and will freeze the new 5% VAT rate for businesses in the hospitality and tourism sectors until March 2021.
Other official advice and legislation from government:
Official guidance from Public Health England
Updates regarding COVID-19 & the supply chain
Ways to maintain your health and happiness
Legal guidance on responding to the COVID-19 outbreak
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