Plan for Jobs

The Government's 'Plan for Jobs' aims to help UK recovery by supporting, creating and protecting jobs.

What was the Transition?

The UK officially left the EU on 31 January 2020. From that point, the UK was in a 'transition' period. During that time the UK still followed EU rules and remained in the EU customs union and the single market. On 1 January 2021, the transition finished and new rules now apply for UK businesses that trade with EU countries.

Content on this page is provided for general information purposes only. If you are a business that intends to trade with countries outside the UK, you should check what specific rules you need to follow on the government's website.

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Future Fund

  • Convertible loans from £250,000
  • From £125,000 to £5m in government support
  • Third-party investors must at least match government support, with no maximum investment limit
  • Companies need to have previously raised £250,000+ in equity investment

Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS)

  • For small to medium businesses, micro businesses and other businesses requiring smaller loans
  • Looking for between £2,000 and £50,000
  • Term loan repaid over six years
  • No set-up fees and first 12 months of interest payments covered by government
  • No repayments during the first 12 months

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

  • For smaller businesses with a turnover of less than £45m

  • Looking for up to £5m in finance
  • Business loans, overdrafts, invoice finance & asset finance available
  • First 12 months of interest and lender-levied fees covered
  • More than 50 accredited lenders

Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS)

  • For larger businesses with a group turnover of more than £45m
  • Looking for up to £200m in finance
  • Business loans, overdrafts, invoice finance & asset finance available
  • Repayment terms of up to three years
  • Delivered by lenders accredited by the British Business Bank

Find out more about these schemes

Business Loans

Businesses that require further financial support to deal with the affects of coronavirus may be eligible to apply for a loan. The British Business Bank is now making business loans available as part of the government's plan to support businesses.


Social Distancing

Please note that we are currently not arranging any face-to-face meetings. Our team and Subcontractors are working from home and maintaining contact in other ways.

We can stay connected over the phone or arrange a video meeting using Skype or Zoom.

We have also added a booking feature on our website allowing you to book a virtual meeting or conversation with us.


Keeping You Updated

We are working hard to keep in contact with our clients to inform them of new government measures or direction that specifically applies to them, such as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).

We are also ensuring that helpful advice can be found on our website and by logging in to your online portal.

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Supporting You

Many of our clients have been able to apply for financial support as part of government measures.

We are working hard to guide our clients through the process and help to access the help you're entitled to. Our clients can speak with us to discuss the Job Retention Scheme and its affects to your business.

Please Note: If you are self-employed, we cannot calculate what you are entitled to as part of the Self- employment Income Support Scheme. Your eligibility for this scheme and the amount you receive are determined by HMRC. On request, we can provide your figures from previous financial years and guidance on applying for Universal Credit. 

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Our Services

At this time, we're working hard to support our clients in the best way we can. We're doing this in the following three ways:

Other Helpful Tools

Postcode Checker

This feature on allows you to find out what coronavirus restrictions are in place in your local area and how they affect you and your business.

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Alert Levels

There are three alert levels which determine the restrictions that will be put in place in local areas. The alert levels are rated as medium, high and very high.

Each alert level brings specific restrictions into force, so it's important you understand the measures that are in place in your local area. 

Find out more about alert levels

Working Safely During Coronavirus

Further guidance on working safely during coronavirus is available on This includes specific guidance for your work sector and how to make your business 'COVID-secure'.

Working safely during coronavirus

Track and Trace QR Codes

Businesses that have customers and visitors come to there venue or premises can display official NHS QR code posters as an alternative to customers providing their contact details for the track and trace system.

Create a coronavirus NHS QR code for your venue

Sporting Jobs

  • Job Retention Bonus. UK Employers will receive a one-off bonus of £1,000 for each furloughed employee who is still employed as of 31 January 2021.
  • Kickstart Scheme. A new £2 billion Scheme will also be launched to create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the country. Those aged 16-24, claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment, will be eligible. Funding available for each six-month job placement will cover 100% of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week – and employers will be able to top this wage up.
  • A total of £1.6 billion will be invested in employment support schemes, training and apprenticeships. as part of this plan, businesses will be given an additional £2,000 for each new apprentice they hire under the age of 25.

Creating Jobs

  • £8.8 billion of work on new infrastructure, decarbonisation and maintenance projects will be brought forward. As part of this package homeowners and landlords in England will be able to apply for vouchers from a Green Homes Grant scheme this year to pay for green improvements such as loft, wall and floor insulation. This plan also includes a programme to fund green improvements to public buildings, including schools and hospitals and a plan to carry out work on local roads.

Protecting Jobs

  • Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme will provide a 50% reduction for sit-down meals in cafes, restaurants and pubs across the UK from Monday to Wednesday every week throughout August 2020. This scheme has now finished.
  • The rate of VAT applied on most tourism and hospitality-related activities will also be cut from 20% to 5%. 
  • Temporary increase to the Nil Rate Band of Residential SDLT (Stamp Duty) from £125,000 to £500,000 until 31 March 2021. In England and Northern Ireland nearly 9 out of 10 people getting on or moving up the property ladder will pay no Stamp Duty.

Find out more about the government's Plan for Jobs