20 May 2021

Applications Open for the Business Recovery Loan Scheme

The Business Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) launched on 6 April 2021 as a replacement of the previous coronavirus loan schemes (BBLS, CBILS and CLBILS). It has been designed to support businesses of all sizes across the UK recover from the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The government-backed scheme is available via a range of lenders.
25 November 2020

Social Distancing With… Hannah Vernon, Urban Leisure Group

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.
28 October 2020

Social Distancing With… Yotam Ottolenghi

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.
9 September 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Compliance Letters

In August, HMRC issued the first wave of compliance letters in regards to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) after moving into the post-transaction review phase of the scheme.
12 August 2020

Eat Out to Help Out – Is It Helping?

Over 83,000 restaurants have now signed up for the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, designed to protect jobs and boost sales in the hard-hit hospitality sector. In the first week alone, over 10.5 million meals were discounted, however, just how much is this helping the industry?
15 July 2020

“Mini-Budget” – Key Points for the Hospitality Sector

On 8th July 2020, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivered a “mini-Budget” in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, announcing several measures to support the Hospitality & Tourism industry, such as VAT cuts and the introduction of the “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme. We have summarised the key announcements and action points.
30 June 2020

Social Distancing with… Carl Partridge, founder and CEO of UrbanThings

24 June 2020

Social Distancing with… Albert Azis-Clauson, founder and CEO of UnderPinned

In a series of quick-fire client interviews held during lockdown, Jeffreys Henry LLP speaks to Albert Azis-Clauson, CEO and founder of UnderPinned, a freelancing company designed to lift the administrative weight of freelancing off your shoulders. Albert delves into the many ways in which COVID-19 has impacted the freelancing industry, discusses UnderPinned's quick invoicing service and explains how freelancers will be key in the rebuilding of the economy.
10 June 2020

Social Distancing with… Chris Miller, founder of White Rabbit Fund

The first in a series of quick-fire client interviews held during lockdown, we speak to Chris Miller, founder of White Rabbit Fund, backer of restaurant brands such as Kricket, Kym’s, Lina Stores and Island Poke, and a star of BBC’s Million Pound Menu. Chris discusses how they have been affected by Covid-19, how operators should plan ahead and shares his advice to other restaurateurs.