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1191749
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star this property date less than 2020-04-29more like thismore than 2020-04-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to expand the (a) Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund and (b) the business rate holiday due to the outbreak of covid-19 to (a) dentists, (b) osteopaths, (c) physiotherapists, (d) veterinary surgeries, (e) providers of shared office space, (f) financial advisors in retail premises and (g) language schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wimbledon more like this
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Stephen Hammond more like this
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star this property uin 41407 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-05-05more like thismore than 2020-05-05
star this property answer text <p>The Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund have been designed to support smaller businesses and some of the sectors which have been hit hardest by the measures taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19.</p><p /><p>The schemes have been tied to the business rates system and rating assessments, which together provide a framework for Local Authorities to make payments as quickly as possible. Businesses in the business rates system are also likely to face particularly high fixed costs.</p><p> </p><p>Through the Covid-19 crisis we have continued to look at the performance of business support scheme and introduce changes, including the recently announced Bounce Back Loans.</p><p> </p><p>On the 1 May 2020 the Business Secretary announced that a further up to £617 million is being made available to local authorities. This additional fund is aimed at small businesses with ongoing fixed property-related costs. We are asking local authorities to prioritise businesses in shared spaces, regular market traders, small charity properties that would meet the criteria for Small Business Rates Relief, and bed and breakfasts that pay council tax rather than business rates. But local authorities may choose to make payments to other businesses based on local economic need. The allocation of funding will be at the discretion of local authorities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Sutton and Cheam more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Scully more like this
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less than 2020-05-05T10:39:00.553Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-05T10:39:00.553Z
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4414
star this property label Biography information for Paul Scully more like this
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18650
star this property answering member constituency Sutton and Cheam more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Scully more like this
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4414
star this property label Biography information for Paul Scully more like this
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter
1191751
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-04-29more like thismore than 2020-04-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to implement a London weighting to increase the £51,000 rateable value limit for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wimbledon more like this
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Stephen Hammond more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 41408 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-05-04more like thismore than 2020-05-04
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to introduce a London weighting into the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Fund. The Department is in regular contact with local authorities to understand the impact that the scheme is having on the ground.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sutton and Cheam more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Scully more like this
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less than 2020-05-04T13:49:30.627Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-04T13:49:30.627Z
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4414
star this property label Biography information for Paul Scully more like this
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter
1191753
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-04-29more like thismore than 2020-04-29
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to introduce a London weighting to increase the £50,000 trading profit cap on eligibility for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wimbledon more like this
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Stephen Hammond more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 41409 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-05-04more like thismore than 2020-05-04
star this property answer text <p>The new Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will help those adversely affected by COVID-19. Some 95% of people who are mainly self-employed could benefit from this scheme, based on 2017-18 data.</p><p> </p><p>The design of the SEISS, including the £50,000 threshold, means it is targeted at those who need it the most, and who are most reliant on their self-employment income. Those who had more than £50,000 from self-employment profits in 2017-18 had an average total income of more than £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>Those with average trading profits above £50,000 could still benefit from other support. Individuals may have access to a range of grants and loans depending on their circumstances, including the Bounce Back Loans Scheme for small businesses, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, and the deferral of tax payments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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39793 more like this
40735 more like this
41140 more like this
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less than 2020-05-04T14:16:23.51Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-04T14:16:23.51Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter
1191755
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-04-29more like thismore than 2020-04-29
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Self-employed: Coronavirus more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to provide support for people who are self-employed and who are paid primarily through dividends. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wimbledon more like this
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Stephen Hammond more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 41410 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-05-04more like thismore than 2020-05-04
star this property answer text <p>Those who pay themselves a salary through their own company may be eligible to claim for 80% of usual monthly wages, up to £2,500 a month, through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The CJRS is available to employers, including personal service companies, and individuals paying themselves a salary through a PAYE scheme are eligible.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s priority has been to support as many people as it possibly can, and as quickly as possible. Under current reporting mechanisms it is not possible for HM Revenue and Customs to distinguish between dividends derived from an individual’s own company and dividends from other sources, and between dividends in lieu of employment income and as returns from other corporate activity. Expanding the scope would require HMRC to collect and verify new information and any such proposal would need to be considered against the other schemes which the Government is committed to delivering as quickly as possible.</p><p> </p><p>Those who are not eligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme may be able to access other support Government is providing, including the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, the Bounce Back Loans Scheme for small businesses, and the deferral of tax payments. More information about the full range of business support measures is available at <a href="http://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/" target="_blank">www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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39497 more like this
39791 more like this
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less than 2020-05-04T13:54:32.857Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-04T13:54:32.857Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter
1191809
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-04-29more like thismore than 2020-04-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether event hire companies that pay business rates are eligible for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund during the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wimbledon more like this
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Stephen Hammond more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 41411 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-05-04more like thismore than 2020-05-04
star this property answer text <p>Businesses in England that would have been in receipt of the Expanded Retail Discount (which covers retail, hospitality and leisure) on 11 March with a rateable value of less than £51,000 are eligible for support via the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has published guidance on the types of businesses that would be eligible for the Expanded Retail Discount. The list is not exhaustive and it is for local authorities to determine whether particular properties not listed are broadly similar in nature to those that are included and, if so, to consider them eligible for the relief.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, on the 1 May 2020 the Business Secretary announced that a further up to £617 million is being made available to local authorities as a discretionary fund so that they can address cases that are out-of-scope from the Small Business Grants Fund and Retail Hospitality and Leisure Grants Fund, including business sectors that weren’t previously covered and businesses that occupy space and pay rent and rates through a landlord.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Sutton and Cheam more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Scully more like this
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less than 2020-05-04T13:48:10.583Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-04T13:48:10.583Z
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4414
star this property label Biography information for Paul Scully more like this
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1585
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1192049
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-05-01more like thismore than 2020-05-01
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Nurseries: Coronavirus more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to support nursery schools which are experiencing a reduction in their dedicated schools grant money as a result of the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wimbledon more like this
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Stephen Hammond more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 41937 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-05-06more like thismore than 2020-05-06
star this property answer text <p>The government has announced unprecedented support for businesses, including the early years sector, to protect against the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.</p><p> </p><p>On 21 April the Department for Education announced that local authorities could use their Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for the free early education entitlement funding differently and redistribute it in exceptional cases. This is only as a last resort and should be in a focussed and targeted way in order to secure childcare for children of critical workers and for vulnerable children, where their usual arrangements are no longer possible<em>. </em>Guidance on using DSG funding during coronavirus (COVID-19) be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-free-early-education-entitlements-funding-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/use-of-free-early-education-entitlements-funding-during-coronavirus-covid-19" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-free-early-education-entitlements-funding-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/use-of-free-early-education-entitlements-funding-during-coronavirus-covid-19</a>.</p><p>If a provider sees their early years DSG income reduced by their local authority in order to fund childcare places elsewhere, they may be able to increase the proportion of their salary bill eligible for Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in the next furlough period.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance for the early years sector on the interaction between early years entitlements funding and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-financial-support-for-education-early-years-and-childrens-social-care/coronavirus-covid-19-financial-support-for-education-early-years-and-childrens-social-care#sector-specific-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-financial-support-for-education-early-years-and-childrens-social-care/coronavirus-covid-19-financial-support-for-education-early-years-and-childrens-social-care#sector-specific-guidance</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Further guidance on the support available for early years providers is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-early-years-and-childcare-closures" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-early-years-and-childcare-closures</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Chelmsford more like this
star this property answering member printed Vicky Ford more like this
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less than 2020-05-06T14:52:28.857Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-06T14:52:28.857Z
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4674
star this property label Biography information for Vicky Ford more like this
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1585
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1192053
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-05-01more like thismore than 2020-05-01
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund and Small Business Grants Fund more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the eligibility cut-off date for the (a) Small Business Grants Fund and (b) Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund to 19 March 2020 to align with the cut-off date for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wimbledon more like this
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Stephen Hammond more like this
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star this property uin 41938 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-05-06more like thismore than 2020-05-06
star this property answer text The two business grants schemes were announced on 11 March and 17 March respectively. 11 March was chosen as the cut-off date to avoid creating an incentive for businesses to be created and registered simply for the purposes of being eligible for grants.<p> </p><p>In cases where it was factually clear to the Local Authority on 11 March 2020 that the rating list was inaccurate on that date, Local Authorities may withhold or award the grant based on eligibility had the list been accurate. This discretion is only intended to prevent clear errors. Any decisions made after 11 March should not affect eligibility.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Kemi Badenoch more like this
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less than 2020-05-06T14:44:48.207Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-06T14:44:48.207Z
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4597
star this property label Biography information for Kemi Badenoch more like this
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1585
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1192080
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-05-01more like thismore than 2020-05-01
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business Rates more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of expanding the (a) Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund and (b) Small Business Grants Fund so that businesses that pay business rates through their rent can directly benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wimbledon more like this
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Stephen Hammond more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 41939 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-05-06more like thismore than 2020-05-06
star this property answer text <p>Businesses are eligible for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund if they are based in England with a property that has a rateable value of up to £51,000 and is wholly or mainly being used for the purposes of retail, hospitality and/or leisure. The Small Business Grant Fund is available to businesses with a property that on the 11 March 2020 were eligible for Small Business Rate Relief Scheme or Rural Rate Relief Scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has announced an additional discretionary fund to support small businesses that fall outside the scope of the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants Fund and the Small Business Grants Fund, including those in shared spaces who do not have their own business rates assessment, which have under 50 employees and have seen a significant drop of income due to Coronavirus restriction measures.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sutton and Cheam more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Scully more like this
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less than 2020-05-06T16:00:32.027Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-06T16:00:32.027Z
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4414
star this property label Biography information for Paul Scully more like this
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter
1192245
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-05-01more like thismore than 2020-05-01
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business Rates and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to expand the (a) Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund and (b) the business rate holiday to all businesses involved in the retail, hospitality and leisure supply chain during the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wimbledon more like this
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Stephen Hammond more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 41940 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-05-06more like thismore than 2020-05-06
star this property answer text <p>Businesses are eligible for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund and the business rate holiday scheme if they are based in England with a property that is wholly or mainly being used for the purposes of retail, hospitality and/or leisure.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has announced an additional discretionary fund to support small businesses that fall outside the scope of the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants Fund and the Small Business Grants Fund, which have under 50 employees and have seen a significant drop of income due to Coronavirus restriction measures.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also providing an unprecedented package of wider support available to SMEs. This includes business interruption loan schemes, job retention and self-employed income support schemes, as well as a bounce back loan scheme. The full details of all these measures have been published at: <a href="https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/" target="_blank">https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Sutton and Cheam more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Scully more like this
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less than 2020-05-06T16:01:59.527Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-06T16:01:59.527Z
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4414
star this property label Biography information for Paul Scully more like this
star this property tabling member
1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter
1193164
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-05-05more like thismore than 2020-05-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide specific guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for umbrella employers and employees; and whether employees of umbrella companies can be furloughed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wimbledon more like this
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Stephen Hammond more like this
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star this property uin 43613 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-05-11more like thismore than 2020-05-11
star this property answer text <p>The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is open to any employer providing they have: created and started a PAYE payroll scheme on or before 19 March 2020; enrolled for PAYE online; a UK bank account. Employers can claim for employees on any type of employment contract, providing they were employed on 19 March 2020 and were on the employer’s PAYE payroll on or before 19 March 2020. As well as employees, the grant can be claimed for other groups, such as agency workers employed by umbrella companies, where the workers are paid through PAYE. Full guidance can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Those not eligible for this scheme may have access to other support Government is providing, including a package of temporary welfare measures and up to three-month mortgage payment holidays for those in difficulty with mortgage payments.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 43647 more like this
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less than 2020-05-11T16:21:13.003Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-11T16:21:13.003Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
star this property tabling member
1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter