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1 hour ago, Lee said:

@petercoulson is anyone else thinking what a legend Peter is at the moment?

 I’m sure St.Johns is keeping him real busy, I’m sure he’s working with them and replying to all their own forums and things, yet here he is fully engaged with our trade.

Thank you Lee, I'm not doing much more than reporting what I am finding out about how Siserve will survive and hope everyone else does the same if they find stuff out.

As for St John stuff that is really ramping up now although my involvement is in the background there is a ton of stuff going on - now we are providing as many ambulances from around the country into London which is struggling big time the new hospital in Excel centre is due to take patients from 1st April when nationally SJA are aiming to provide 100 ambulances and 500 personnel per day but that is a drop in the ocean if Covid takes hold let's keep our fingers crossed. If that doesn't scare people enough then over the next 2 weeks we are also providing first aid cover at secret locations while they build temporary morgues around the country because we won't be able to keep up with the deaths as you see in Italy. 

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3 hours ago, grahamparker said:

Lunchtime yesterday. It says that in my post.

Just realised that you possibly mean when will the money be transferred to that question i have no idea.

That's what I meant, it seams you can apply to the council but they are simply putting you on a list.

Any payments promised may not be made for a very long time.

I have little faith in the promises made by government and I am not holding my breath.

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More news from HMRC about furloughing, there will be a portal to claim and they are looking at the end of April which will fall in line with most paid monthly. Read through it is very interesting particularly if you had a better February last year you can base the 80% on that. Also a little more info for the self employed although I still can't work out if the £50000 profit ceiling is per person
 

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2 hours ago, Flash said:

That's what I meant, it seams you can apply to the council but they are simply putting you on a list.

Any payments promised may not be made for a very long time.

I have little faith in the promises made by government and I am not holding my breath.

My accountant said April/May but i am lucky in the fact i am owed just short of 10k from trade accounts and i only owe out £3k so if they all pay i will be fine until the payment is made.

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So I still hadn't heard anything from my local council about the business rates grant, and they didn't have anything on their website. A mate of mine that owns a cafe along from me rang and gave me the number for my councils covid19 business support line. I rang them to be told I wasn't on the list he had, but gave me the email address of the people dealing with it, and to email them with my info (business name, address, rates account number etc.).

Within 5 minutes I had an email from them with the form that needs to be returned and a covering letter with all the info, filled in and emailed back instantly.

My suggestion if you haven't heard anything is to find the covid19 business support number on your local council website and ring up looking for info. This should get the ball rolling.

Good Luck, hope this helps!

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I spoke to a lady at my local council who is dealing with the business grants, she took my bank details etc and said the government are transferring the funds early next week and they will then pass them on to the local businesses  straight away.

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Confirmation just received from HMRC about deferring VAT payments - you MUST cancel any direct debit as it is up to you to not pay

This means that all businesses with a UK VAT registration have the option to defer VAT payments due between 20 March and 3‌0‌‌ June.

You therefore have until 3‌1‌‌ March 2021 to pay any VAT deferred as a result of this announcement.

You do not need to inform HMRC if you wish to defer payment. You can opt in to the deferral simply by not making VAT payments due in this period. If you pay by Direct Debit you should cancel this with your bank. You should do so in sufficient time so that HMRC does not attempt to automatically collect on receipt of their VAT return.

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