The latest in our series of quick-fire client interviews, Jeffreys Henry LLP speaks to Hannah Vernon of Urban Leisure Group. Hannah discusses how the second lockdown and tier restrictions impacted ULG's performance, how government guidance for the hospitality industry has been unclear and the ways in which ULG have adapted their business model to the changing times.
Yotam, who owns 6 restaurants in London, discusses how the new restrictions have been a hindrance to the recovery of the hospitality industry, what he believes the government should be doing to offer more support and where he sees the future of the industry.
The government has classed the CBILS and the Bounce Back Loan as ‘Notified State Aid’ (NSA) under the European Commission’s new Temporary Framework for COVID-19. If a company receives CBILS or the Bounce Back Loan, then it will not be possible to claim SME R&D Tax Relief for that project as a company can only be in receipt of one form of NSA on any one project.
Find out more about the COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Business Interruption Loan Scheme. The Chancellor confirmed between £1,000 to £5 million will be available for SMEs via the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Business Interruption Loan Scheme from 23rd March 2020.