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Webinar – Where are your opportunities to Pivot and Adapt in your business and role?

Dafferns Business Leader Groups Survive, Pivot/Adapt Webinar 2 Tuesday 2 June From 12:30 to 1:30pm Via Zoom With Richard Miller and Martin Gibbs Join us for the second in our Survive, Pivot/Adapt webinar series on 2 June at 12.30 on Zoom As global restrictions begin to ease and businesses start to emerge from survival mode to… Read More

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

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Furlough Period Extended

Tuesday 12 May: In response to concerns of a cliff edge effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ceasing at the end of June, the Chancellor has announced an extension of the scheme to the end of October 2020. The existing scheme will now run until the end of July and a new scheme is… 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

New business Bounce Back Loan scheme

The government has announced a new scheme of micro loan funding which will be launched on 4 May to assist businesses adversely affected by Coronavirus. The Bounce Back Loan scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000. The scheme is capped at 25 per cent of turnover and promises a… Read More

Sun, Sand and Covid-19 – What to do with Holiday Entitlements

One of the many thorny issues employers are wrestling with just now is how to manage holiday entitlements, both during and after the lockdown period, and how holiday interacts with periods of furlough. Now I am not an employment law expert, but I have had to look into the regulations for Dafferns’ purposes, so I… Read More

Lockdown offer – 2 complimentary online training courses

Now is a time of huge potential change. So how do you improve your probability of change success? One of the biggest factors is the capability of your organisation and the people who work in it. To support you and your team members during these challenging times we are pleased to offer access to two… Read More

Business Leader Journey – a guide to navigating this difficult crisis

Navigating your business is difficult at the best of times. We may know our desired destination, but changing currents and weather often mean we need to correct our course. But what happens in a perfect storm? How do we react when it seems that our compass no longer points North? To help businesses who may… Read More

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