Rural Business Development Grant Scheme

The Rural Business Development Grant Scheme is a capital grants scheme of up to 50% grant rate available to existing micro enterprises based in rural areas in order to support sustainability, recovery and development through DAERA’s ‘Tackling Rural Poverty and …

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Coronavirus: Omicron Hospitality Payment

  The Omicron Hospitality Payment will provide financial support to over 3,200 eligible businesses who will be able to claim a one-off grant payment under the scheme, subject to regulations.   Eligible businesses will include: Hotels Restaurants licensed under Article …

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Sickness absence and pay during the Covid-19 pandemic

Sickness absence and pay during the Covid-19 pandemic As the economy has begun to reopen we have seen Covid-19 cases rising in Northern Ireland in recent weeks to their highest levels since January. This recent surge in cases has left …

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Fifth and Final Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Grant

Fifth and Final Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Grant Self-employed individuals/members of partnership’s should now be able to apply for the Fifth and Final Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant that covers the period from May 2021 to September 2021. …

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Furlough has finished, what’s the next steps?

Now that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has officially ended as of 30 September 2021, many employers with furloughed employees are trying to figure out their next steps. The big question is how to manage their employees return to …

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

As we try to ease back into ‘normality’ the Government has been implementing a phased withdrawal of the employee financial support package that has been in place to assist businesses during the pandemic. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme The Coronavirus Job …

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COVID-19 Energy Efficiency Capital Grant

  Invest Northern Ireland is running a second call for applications to the COVID-19 Energy Efficiency Capital Grant (EECG).   DEADLINE: Deadline for applying is 5pm on Monday 13th September 2021. What is it? EECG helps businesses recover from COVID-19 …

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Fifth and Final Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant

  Self-employed individuals/members of partnership’s should now be able to apply for the Fifth and Final Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant that covers the period from May 2021 to September 2021. Most eligible individuals should already have been contacted …

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Fifth Self Employment Income Support Scheme

A fifth grant covering the period May 2021 – September 2021 will open at the end of this month. If you are eligible based on your tax returns, similar to the last grant HMRC will contact you mid-July with a …

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Business Rates Support

Rates holiday As part of the ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, specific sectors approved by the NI Executive will be eligible to apply for a full 12-month rates holiday from business rates for the entire financial year of 2021-22. …

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