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Dafferns Business Confidence Survey Summer 2020

What has been the impact on your business? As the UK comes towards the end of the third month of the Covid-19 lockdown, most businesses are putting in place plans for returning to some form of normality. We would appreciate your thoughts and views on how the Covid-19 crisis has impacted your business and your… Read More

Survive, Pivot, Adapt, Thrive Webinar 2 – Pivot/Adapt in your business and role as a leader in 2020

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The Brexit trade deal negotiations

Do you remember the good old days? Only a few months ago, when Brexit negotiations dominated the news agenda, when Theresa May brought her Withdrawal Bill back to Parliament three times, when Teresa May was Prime Minister even and when every vote – in the Commons was crucial? The UK officially left the EU on… Read More

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

This scheme was originally announced in the March Budget and was part of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s early package of support measures for businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Employers, with fewer than 250 employees can apply to HMRC to recover the costs of paying coronavirus related SSP, through a new online service which HMRC are… Read More

New Mindshop Online Course – Personal Resilience

Build your resilience and assist others to strengthen theirs with this new online Mindshop course from Dafferns Resilience can generally be defined as ‘bouncing back from adversity’ but also includes being more ‘bullet proof’ in the first place. When facing a challenge, resilience enables you to manage emotions and create positive self-talk to help successfully… Read More

Local businesses allocated £176 million of Covid grants

Across the combined Coventry and Warwickshire region, small businesses have been allocated £176million under the Government’s Small Business Grant and Retail Grant schemes and by the end of Easter week, £115 million had been paid out. Warwickshire County and Coventry City Councils are working with CWLEP Growth Hub, Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, the… Read More

Video Coronavirus planning: What do we do next?

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Cash flow – Don’t break the chain

7 April: As the Coronavirus lockdown heads into week 3, many businesses are feeling the strain. Some have been forced to close down for the duration, putting their trade into hibernation, while the majority are having to put some employees on furlough. We all know cash is king and the lifeblood of every business. Planning… Read More

Coronavirus: the £719 conundrum

3 April – The Government’s much heralded Job Retention Scheme is now active and many employers are starting to place staff on furlough in order to preserve their jobs for when the Coronavirus crisis reduces to a level where we can all return to work. The Job Retention Scheme, or furloughing, allows the employer to… Read More

CBILS: Should this be seen as the lender of last resort?

2 April and the Coronavirus crisis continues to wreak havoc, with many small businesses facing significant cash flow problems very quickly. The British Business Bank launched the Business Interruption Loan Scheme on 23 March 2020, to support businesses with a turnover of no more than £45 million per year. The government will provide lenders with a… Read More

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