Of course the flip side to all this – and the irony – is that everything and everyone changes all the time. Our rivers, as the Greek philosopher Heraclitus observed two and a half millennia ago, they flow. In my own research I’ve met men and women who’ve pursued or experienced great transformations: a genocide survivor who rebuilt his life through education, a morbidly obese recluse who lost 18st in 18 months, a radical Islamist who turned his back on holy war. We are who we are, as these people demonstrated, not in spite of change but because we change. … [Read more...] about Forget self-help: we’re programmed for change
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A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said: 'Throughout this unprecedented pandemic we have been working closely with the sector and public health experts to put in place guidance and support for adult social care and we will continue to ensure they have everything they need to respond. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus crisis in care homes could be uncontrollable if staff are forced to self-isolate under government’s new test and trace system, Care England boss warns
The boss of the British Chambers of Commerce Adam Marshall said: “The extension of support for the self-employed will come as welcome relief for those who have seen their livelihoods impacted by the virus. It is right that this group continues to receive similar levels of support to those on PAYE.” … [Read more...] about Rishi Sunak praises The Sun for giving a voice to millions of self-employed workers as he extends help
HMRC will use existing information to identify those eligible and invited applications The application requires them to confirm that they meet the eligibility requirements It will be paid straight into a bank account, which eligible taxpayers will need to confirm on their application form HMRC should have directly contacted those eligible Those who pay themselves a salary and dividends through their own company are not covered by the scheme but will have 80% of their salary covered by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme if operating through PAYE. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What help are self-employed getting from government?
Income-tax deferrals: Self-assessment income tax payments, that were due in July, can be deferred to the end of January next year. Rent support: Businesses who are struggling to pay their rents are protected from eviction until the end of June. Coronavirus business interruption loan scheme: SMEs can get loans and overdrafts of up to £5million for up to six years and the government will guarantee up to 80 per of these. Grants of up to £10,000: Small firms can get grants of up to £10,000 to help with ongoing business costs. VAT payments: VAT payments can be deferred for three months. Tax bill help: SMEs that cannot afford their tax bills can ask HMRC for a “time to pay” arrangement so any debt collection is suspended. Business rates holiday: A 12-month business rates holiday has been introduced for many businesses. Most read in Money … [Read more...] about Is the self-employed government grant scheme going to get extended like furlough to October?