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Coronavirus: Latest Updates

Read more on the latest updates about Coronavirus and how it might affect your business and what support is available for you.

Coronavirus Restrictions

Due to an increase in cases, the NI Executive tightened restrictions on 26 December 2020. These restrictions are currently in place until 5 March 2021. The Department for Health have detailed guidance on what the restrictions mean for businesses and individuals. View full guidance from the Executive. 

 

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Large Tourism and Hospitality Support Scheme

21/01/2021

This new £26.1 million scheme has been announced for businesses in the hospitality and tourism sectors.

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B&B, Guest Accommodation and Guest Houses Support Scheme

21/01/2021

A £4million scheme has been announced to help those in the guest accommodation sector. Grants will be capped at £12,500.

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Wet Pubs Business Support Scheme

06/01/2021

The Wet Pubs Business Support Scheme (WPBSS) scheme is aimed at helping to keep companies in business and protect jobs, and to help prevent business closure and promote economic recovery. The Department for the Economy will contact those who are eligible.

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Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

30/11/2020

The third grant is currently open for this scheme. The third grant is 80% of trading profits covering November 2020 - January 2021.

HMRC Guide

Find out more about the scheme

Check your eligibility

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Update 30/11/2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 March 2021.

View HMRC Guide on the scheme

Apply to the scheme

Scheme Extension

From 1 July, employers can bring back to work employees that have previously been furloughed for any amount of time and any shift pattern, while still being able to claim CJRS grant for their normal hours not worked. When claiming the CJRS grant for furloughed hours employers will need to report and claim for a minimum period of a week.

The scheme closed to new entrants from 30 June. From this point onwards, employers will only be able to furlough employees that they have furloughed for a full 3 week period prior to 30 June.

This means that the final date by which an employer can furlough an employee for the first time will be 10 June, in order for the current 3 week furlough period to be completed by 30 June. Employers will have until 31 July to make any claims in respect of the period to 30 June.

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Coronavirus Information

  • Financial Support for Businesses

    There is a wide range of financial support available for businesses navigating the Coronavirus outbreak. 

  • Re-opening Guidance

    As restrictions ease, more businesses will be permitted to re-open, provided they follow relevant safety advice. This page will be kept up to date with information for all sectors.

Coronavirus Business Advice and Support

The AND business team is here to support you.

For further information or if you need help and advice, please get in touch via email or telephone 028 9147 3788