Furlough extended to the end of April 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has just announced that the Furlough scheme will now run until the end of April 2021 at the full 80% of salary along with Covid business loans being extended until the end of March and it is expected that the self employment grants will mirror these changes.

This comes before an expected announcement from the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is asking secondary school to got to online teaching for the first week back in January.


Could this be a game changer for business meetings?

A report from the Evening Standard confirms that tier 2 restrictions allow for face to face business meetings to take place in restaurants or pubs as long as social distancing restrictions are carried out.

The report goes on to have confirmation from a Number 10 spokesperson that face-to-face work meetings are exempt from gathering restrictions. This could be a life line for the self employed but also a possible opportunity to bring members of a workplace together that have only met online for the last 10 months.


Thanks to client Tony Marks of Starfish and Coffee, Brighton for sharing the article https://starfishandcoffee.cafe/