This second call for applications open to any small or medium sized retailer or wholesaler with 5 employees or more. The business must have an existing online presence and want to enhance its digital offering to expand its customer base, improve e-commerce capability and increase online sales.
Tuesday, 15 June 2021
Friday, 23 April 2021
Businesses which were eligible for the 12-month rates holiday include retail, hospitality, tourism, leisure, manufacturing, and childcare businesses, and newspaper producers.
The scheme is designed to support the business which is the main occupier of a property, not the landlord or managing agent or any businesses/self-employed parties who rent part of the property from the main occupying business. Occupying businesses who consider themselves eligible for support from this scheme can apply even if they are not the named ratepayer on the business rate bill for the property.
Monday, 12 April 2021
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) webinars to explain how the off-payroll working rules will change on 6 April 2021
- in the public sector, the client must decide your employment status
- in the private sector, you must decide your worker’s status
From 6 April 2021, all public sector clients and medium or large-sized private sector clients will be responsible for deciding your worker’s employment status. This includes some charities and third sector organisations.
If the off-payroll working rules apply, your worker’s fees will be subject to tax and National Insurance contributions.
HMRC are hosting a number of free webinars to help businesses in key areas prepare for this change in off-payroll working.
Click here to view dates and times of webinars.
Tuesday, 6 April 2021
Applications for the SME Brexit Support Fund are now open.
Applications will close on 30 June 2021 or earlier if all funding is allocated before this date.
Click here to learn more about how to apply.
Thursday, 1 April 2021
National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates change every April.
The current minimum wage rates are in effect from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022. Click here to view the minimum wage rates.
Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Grants of up to £50,000 will be available for micro food and drink manufacturers to expand.
The scheme aims to enable eligible businesses to:
- begin supplying to the retail or distribution industry
- sell more products to the retail or distribution industry
- move into sales outside of Northern Ireland
Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 will be available. The grants will fund up to 50 per cent of eligible costs of new food processing equipment and machinery or dedicated computer software if essential to the operation to the equipment being purchased.
Monday, 15 February 2021
National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates increase from 1 April 2021
Employers should be aware that all minimum wage rates increase on 1 April of each year. This includes all National Minimum Wage rates and the National Living Wage rate. The new minimum wage rates apply to eligible workers in Northern Ireland from 1 April 2021.