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DGCOS welcomes Chancellor's announcement supporting the Construction Talent Retention Scheme

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DGCOS welcomes yesterday's announcement from the Chancellor confirming support for the Construction Talent Retention Scheme. Formally launching later this month, the Construction Talent Retention Scheme is a partnership between industry and Government to secure essential talent in the UK’s construction sector. Announced by the Chancellor in today’s statement, the scheme is run by the Construct…
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Green Homes Grants

Up to £5,000 available in the new Green Homes Grants Scheme

What is the Green Home Grants Scheme?As part of investment in a ‘green recovery’, homeowners and landlords in England will be able to apply for vouchers from a £2 billion Green Homes Grant scheme to make their homes more energy-efficient and create local jobs. Installing energy saving measures will help homeowners with lower energy bills whilst also helping the environment. How much can I get…

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Home Improvement & Trade Counter Round-Up

Home Improvement & Trade Counter Round-Up

To help our network and installers across the industry, we’ve put together an ‘operational trading’ update on the main retailers and trade counters in home improvement showing availability and details around ordering and deliveries for emergency and key supplies. We’ll be keeping this up to date regularly as things change day to day. Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay…

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The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

The new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme is designed to support the self-employed who have been adversely affected by the Coronavirus, whereby the government will pay a taxable grant worth 80% of their average monthly profits over the last 3 years, up to a maximum of £2,500 a month. The details: The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme is open to any self-employed with income up to £50,000 w…

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Support for businesses through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Support for businesses through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salaries for those employees that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. What it means: • HMRC will reimburse 80% of furloughed workers wage costs, up to a cap of £2,500 per month. • HMRC is working urgently to set up a system for reimbursem…

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