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BBC 4 PODCAST with Paul Lewis

9th May 2020 Useful 30-minute Podcast covering mortgages, advice on how to claim for support from the Self-employment Income Support Scheme, how to claim back ‘working from home’ costs and holiday refunds advice.  Pandemic-related salary cuts and being furloughed could affect your ability to get a mortgage. What will mortgage providers take into account – your previous normal salary or your 80% rate? And will job types in sectors […]

Transitioning out of the current lock...

Tiree’s Community Council would like to encourage local residents and all those who have a connection to Tiree to participate in this ‘Framework for Decision making” consultation as our views need to be heard.    The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon emphasised the need for transparency when she launched the framework and invited the people of Scotland to engage in this conversation to help […]

14th May 2020 Business Gateway Webina...

This webinar looks at the impact of the pandemic on businesses and identifies the positive and practical steps you can take now to structure your finances in response to the Covid-19 challenge.  Click link below to book   https://www.bgateway.com/events/structuring-your-business-finances-covid-19-challenge-national-webinar-16838 If you require any further information regarding funding, please contact  Alison Clark   Covid-19 Response Coordinator  Tiree Community Development Trust   E: alison@tireetrust.org.uk  T: […]

Update From Tiree Medical Practice 8t...

 Tiree Medical Practice 8th May 2020 Thanks to all for trying as much as possible to stick to the government guidelines on the current  COVID 19 lockdown. We wanted to let you know that there has been recent modelling to suggest that there may be a peak in COVID 19 in Scotland in 2 weeks […]

Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund

LATEST UPDATE: this fund was paused for applications at 5pm on Tuesday 5 May 2020 to allow partners to review applications received to date. We aim to reopen the fund next week and will keep businesses informed on next steps.  On the 30th April 2020 the Scottish Government announced that a fund had been set […]

HMRC Self-employment Income Support S...

From Monday 4 May HMRC will begin contacting customers (**see note below) who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).  The scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant of 80% of your average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months, and capped at £7,500 altogether. This is a […]

The Creative, Tourism & Hospital...

On the 30th April 2020 the Scottish Government announced that a fund had been set up to support Creative, Tourism and Hospitality companies that were NOT in receipt of business rates relief.  Companies of up to 50 employees will have rapid access to £3,000 hardship grants.  Larger grants up to £25,000 are available to those who can demonstrate that level of support […]

Coronavirus Newly Self-Employed Hards...

On the 30th April 2020 the Scottish Government announced that a fund had been set up to provide a one off grant of £2,000 for the newly self-employed  who are not able to access other COVID-19 support and are now facing hardship as a result of COVID-19   The fund is administered by Argyll and Bute Council in line with […]

COVID 19 Update from Solar Project

With us all living in such uncertain times there will be some people being harder hit than others within our community. Though government support is being offered, some local families and businesses may fall through the cracks and could be struggling. These are difficult times for many people on Tiree.  Are you experiencing a loss of […]

The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Relief ...

The £5million Enterprise Relief Fund will offer grants to 18 to 30-year olds across the UK who are self-employed and/or running their own business. In conjunction with cash grants, the initiative will offer one-to-one support and guidance to anyone who needs it and who may be worried about their future.   Grants can be used to […]