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Changes to Furlough Scheme & SEISS – Action Required

The Chancellor today announced the changes to the Government’s furlough scheme.  All furloughed employees will continue to receive a minimum of 80% pay (up to a max of £2500).  The changes are staged for August, September and October as follows: Month Government Contribution Employers Contribution June 80% (max £2500 pm) + NI + Pens – July […]

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Local Discretionary Grant Scheme for small businesses opens to applications

BCP Council has launched its local discretionary grant scheme after being allocated £4.3 million of additional funding by the Government to support small businesses. The new fund is aimed at small businesses that can demonstrate they have suffered a significant fall in income because of Covid-19, have ongoing fixed property-related costs and occupy property or […]

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COVID-19 Code of Action Plan for Bournemouth Hotels. Compiled by BAHA.

Theo Iakimov, General Manager of the Hotel Miramar, Rosie Radwell, Managing Director of the Marsham Court Hotel and Simon Scarborough, Managing Director of SSA Ltd have worked together in a proactive manner to prepare this “code of action” to assist fellow hoteliers in reopening their premises, in line with government legislation within a safe environment […]

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Best Practice Guide for Bournemouth Restaurants. As completed by the team at Zim Braai

The Covid (19) Pandemic is an unprecedented crisis and will have an ongoing impact on the Hospitality Industry unlike anything we have ever seen. It will be up to Restaurant Operators to ensure that they do everything in their power to ensure that they are trading as carefully and responsibly as they are able, guests […]

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Furlough Scheme Update & Actions from TC Group

The Chancellor this afternoon announced changes to the Government’s furlough scheme, extending it in its current form until the end of July, with additional changes being made for August to October. As with previous announcements, today’s was lacking in solid details, and more information will follow in due course. However, at this stage, the immediate action […]

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Coach tourism needs £65m a month as it faces fight for its future with 18 month winter warns CPT

It is no understatement to say that Britain’s coach industry is in crisis, with company failures now into double figures nationally, including Seaview Coaches of Poole locally. Nationally, David Urquhart Travel, Scotland’s biggest coachholiday operator (who run tours to Bournemouth), failed last night and Shearings, the UK’s biggest coach tour operators has been on the brink of administration for the last […]

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Free Return To Work Consultations

With the announcement, yesterday that the lockdown may be easing we thought it would be useful to give you a few points to consider for a return or staged return to the workplace and offer you a free ‘Back To Work Consultation’ by the HR team at TC Group. The key points you should be considering as […]

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Planting for Southbourne Grove 2020

Calling Southbourne Businesses!                                                                                                          Can you help to keep Southbourne Grove looking lovely, this Summer Season?   In these uncertain times we all find ourselves in, we are finding it very difficult this year to raise the funds to do this.  We are desperate to keep Southbourne High Street looking beautiful, can you help us to […]

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Financial Support Reminders & Couples Inheritance Tax Thresholds

The Government has today launched two much-anticipated schemes directed at small businesses and the self-employed in response to the Coronavirus crisis. Bounce Back LoansAs of 9 am today, small businesses can gain access to a new fast-track finance option, known as the Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan. Since the launch of the scheme, this morning we […]

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