A brief update from the latest Government daily briefing.

  • bars, cafes, restaurants are to close after tonight but you will still able to offer takeaway.
  • Theatres, leisure centres, cinemas and gyms also to close.
  • Government to provide grants of up to 80% of wages to businesses to retain staff (up to £2,500 a month) via HMRC. The employer will need to apply for this.
  • VAT payments deferred for this quarter.
  • No self assessment payments for self employed due until January 2021.
  • Self employed will also have access to the same statutory sick pay as employees.
  • Business Interruption loan repayment with no interest extended from 6 months to 12 months
  • Universal credit to increase by £1000 over 12 months

We will provide more update once we know more.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51982005

About Eirlys Jones

Eirlys is the Head of Operations at North Wales Tourism and can be contacted at eirlys.jones@nwt.co.uk or connect with her on LinkedIn you can also follow her on Twitter @EirlysJones5