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Grant Funding to Support England’s Dairy Farmers

The Dairy Response Fund (previously referred to as the Diary Hardship Fund) opened for applications on 18 June and the concerns I raised have been widely reported – see for example this piece in Speciality Food. However, for completeness I set out…

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Top Up to Local Grants Funds Scheme

At the end of last week (22 May) we began to see details emerge for individual local authorities with their criteria for the distribution of the 'top up' or as it now known, 'Local Authority Discretionary Fund'.  For local authority…

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Bounce Back Loans

Today (4 May) sees the launch of the latest in UK Government guaranteed loan products – the Bounce Back Loans (BBLS) – this one aimed at “SMEs, micro businesses and other businesses requiring smaller loans”. Details are up on the…

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VAT: Zero rate on e-books fast-tracked

The Chancellor has today announced that the planned introduction of zero rating to e-books will be brought forward to 1 May 2020 rather than 1 December 2020 as previously announced in the Budget.   This comes after it was announced that…

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