Get Ready for Brexit Tool

Regardless of whether there is a deal or no deal agreed, there will be changes for NI businesses from 1 January 2021.   So what will happen on 1 January? Physical checks will not take place at the border between …

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Important VAT Changes

There are a number of changes which will be coming into force in relation to how you submit your VAT return in the coming months. If you pay by Direct Debit HMRC will be contacting you to supply or confirm …

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Newly Self-Employed Support Scheme

A scheme to provide support to newly self-employed individuals who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 is now open. Thia scheme is administered by Invest Northern Ireland on behalf of the Department for the Economy and it closes for any …

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Mid-Ulster Council – Covid-19 Business Grants Scheme

  The second round of the Mid Ulster Covid-19 Business Grants Scheme is now open. This scheme provides an opportunity for commercial businesses to apply for a grant to adapt their premises to help provide a safe environment for their …

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Is your business Brexit ready?

Even though some of the details regarding Brexit are still unclear, we know that the UK’s transition period for leaving the EU will officially end on 31st December 2020 and will not be extended. Due to this businesses will need …

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Job Retention Scheme Extension

  An extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as the furlough scheme) until 31 March 2021 has been confirmed to help support businesses most impacted by recent measures put in place due to the ongoing pandemic. The …

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Suspension of the Minimum Income Floor has been extended

Universal Credit Payments for self employed claimants are usually impacted by what is known as the minimum income floor (MIF). The Minimum Income Floor assumes that self-employed workers earn at least 35 hours a week on the minimum/living wage, but …

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Propel Pre-Accelerator Programme

  The Propel Pre-accelerator is for early-stage technology companies that are in development, or have only just launched.   Eligibility: The programme is open to the Northern Ireland businesses, specifically: Entrepreneurs who are developing an innovative new technology or product, …

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Coronavirus: Payments for taxi drivers and bus operators approved

  Financial support for taxi drivers and coach and bus operators affected by Covid-19 restrictions is now open for applications. It has been confirmed a one off payment of £1,500 will be paid to each eligible taxi driver who has …

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Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme (CRBSS)

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced applications are open for the first stage of the Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme. The scheme will be administered by Invest Northern Ireland, on behalf of the Department. Who is it for? The Covid …

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