25 Sep Friday Government Snapshot
Today’s bulletin covers the Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan and the launch of the Test & Trace app.
1. Winter Economy Plan
Yesterday the Chancellor outlined additional government support for businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK. Key features include:
– A Job Support Scheme
-Extension of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme Grant (SEISS)
-Tax cuts and deferrals
-An additional 12-month extension from HMRC on the “Time to Pay”
-A new Pay as You Grow flexible repayment system
-HMT intends also to give Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme lenders the ability to extend the length of loans
Full details on the winter economy plan can be found here.
2. Test & Trace App launch
The NHS Covid-19 app launched yesterday to help control C19 transmission alongside national and local contact tracing. The Press Notice is available here.
Businesses are now required by law to display the official NHS QR code posters so people can check-in at different premises with the app. Further app resources can be found here and information about creating a QR Code is available here. General consumer facing assets are available here.