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Government Updates

The Government continuously release new information and updates on Coronavirus and businesses, which is provided below:

Government Latest News

13 August 2020

New law to ensure furloughed employees receive full redundancy payments


23 July 2020

Minister announces reopening of the Creative Support Fund


21 July 2020

Minister announces re-opening of the Sports Hardship Fund


20 July 2020

Small Capital Grants Programme launched

Dodds announces return to work placements for Training for Success trainees

Bounce-back plans for NI Tech sector


13 July 2020

HMRC invites hospitality industry to register for Eat Out to Help Out


10 July 2020

Dodds welcomes increase in Foreign Direct Investment projects in Northern Ireland

Companies House to restart the voluntary strike off process


9 July 2020

Economy Minister stresses the importance of investing in skills

Thousands of business advisers to offer free services to small firms


8 July 2020

Dodds announces another new skills initiative in response to the pandemic


7 July 2020

Dodds welcomes Executive decision on weddings


6 July 2020

Ní Chuilín welcomes £33m allocation of funds


3 July 2020

Dodds – NI’s tourism and hospitality sector is open for business


2 July 2020

£2.5million announced for Small Business Research Initiative projects


1 July 2020

Flexible furlough scheme starts today


22 June 2020

New plans to get Britain building in coronavirus recovery


17 June 2020

Economy Minister announces Economic Advisory Group members and publishes detailed recovery plan


15 June 2020

Economy Minister welcomes dates agreed for re-opening of tourism and hospitality

Rebuilding the Northern Ireland Economy

Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to the retail sector


11 June 2020

Economy Minister welcomes confirmation of re-opening of all goods retailers


10 June 2020

Information for NI Employers and Businesses


9 June 2020

Business Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 9 June 2020


8 June 2020

Confirmation re opening retail


20 May 2020

£40m boost for cutting-edge start-ups


19 May 2020

Check the tax rules on waiving your income or donating to charity


13 May 2020

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government to support businesses through Trade Credit Insurance guarantee


12 May 2020

Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October

New guidance launched to help get Brits safely back to work


9 May 2020

Millions more items of PPE for frontline staff from new business partnerships

£2 billion package to create new era for cycling and walking


7 May 2020

Guidance for businesses seeking to help voluntary, community, and social enterprise organisations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

How to treat certain expenses and benefits provided to employees during coronavirus (COVID-19)


6 May 2020

Over 69,000 loans approved in the first day of the Bounce Back Loan Scheme


4 May 2020

Tax credits customers will continue to receive payments even if working fewer hours due to COVID-19

New webinars to boost support for SMEs during coronavirus

New Bounce Back Loans to launch today

Self-employed invited to get ready to make their claims for coronavirus (COVID-19) support

Top-up to local business grant funds scheme

£6.1 million funding boost to help high streets and town centres through pandemic


30 April 2020

Treasury cut taxes to reduce PPE costs

Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to the energy sector


29 April 2020

Murphy appeals for commercial landlord leniency


28 April 2020

New free online learning platform to boost workplace skills

Traders profiteering by exploiting COVID-19 warned

Covid-19: Update on tax policy documents


27 April 2020

Minister launches £1.5m support fund for Arts Sector


24 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for Community Interest Companies (CICs)

£17 million government package to protect freight routes to Northern Ireland

Digital innovations tested to support vulnerable people during COVID-19 outbreak

Producing hand sanitiser and gel for coronavirus (COVID-19)


23 April 2020

New measures to protect UK high street from aggressive rent collection and closure

How to Protect your business from cyber crime


21 April 2020

Letter to front line staff providing essential banking services

Chancellor expands loan scheme for large businesses


20 April 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme up and running


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