Latest Coronavirus Information from HMRC
The government has set up a dedicated support page where businesses can find the right support, advice, and information to help with the impact of Coronavirus. We want everyone to know about the support available to them.
Restaurants, bars, cafes and other establishments in your constituency, which serve food for on-premises consumption can now sign up to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme - aimed at protecting jobs in the hospitality industry and encouraging people to safely return to dining out.
Customers do not need a voucher as participating establishments will just remove the discount from their bill. Businesses reclaim the discounted amount through an online service, supported by HMRC. Claims can be made on a weekly basis and will be paid into bank accounts within five working days.
Eligible businesses in your constituency can register for the scheme online at GOV.UK
So far 2.7 million people have claimed £7.7bn because their businesses have been adversely affected by COVID-19.
The application process for the second SEISS grant opens on 17 August. You can read more about the extension to the scheme on GOV.UK.
HMRC is preparing to reach out to newly eligible reservists to invite them to claim their grants if they meet the criteria for SEISS. Newly eligible parents will be able to provide evidence to support their claim using an online form in August.
On Sunday the government announced £700 million of additional funding to cover infrastructure, systems and staffing at the UK border. The infrastructure funding will support ports where infrastructure can be built on site; or the building of inland infrastructure sites where ports don’t have the space on site. A link to this to announcement is here
Today, the Border Operating Model has been published, following extensive engagement with industry. The Model provides clarity and certainty for the border industry and businesses, including technical detail on how the border with the European Union (EU) will work after the transition period and the actions that traders, hauliers, ports and carriers need to take. You can see the full document here and we have published these downloadable guides to help traders start to prepare for the new processes.
New products to support business readiness have been published today, including new step-by-step guides for importing, and exporting. For those who are completely new to overseas trade, these short YouTube videos explain how the process for importing and exporting currently work between the UK and countries outside the EU.