Patron: The Government announces increased support for the self-employed, Taylorcocks

Further to the announcement of the second lockdown and the extension of the Furlough Scheme, the Chancellor has made changes to the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme that will apply from 1st November 2020.

The Chancellor has increased the grant available for November from 40% to 80% of average trading profits, whilst the grant for December and January remains at 40% of profits. The cap for the grant for the 3 months ended 31 January 2021 has therefore been increased from £3,750 to £5,160.

In addition, the claims window will now open on 30th November until 14th December, so businesses that are adversely affected by COVID can access a larger grant sooner.

The Government has also extended the deadline for applying for Government-backed loan schemes to 31st January 2021.

If you require guidance on any of these changes, please contact your TC adviser on 0330 088 7111 or visit

Patron: The Chancellor announces extension of Furlough Scheme – Taylorcocks

Following the announcement of a second national lockdown, Rishi Sunak has extended the Furlough Scheme until 2nd December.

The Government have also announced some further extensions of support, and there may well be more to follow.

The Job Retention Scheme
The Job Retention Scheme (JRS) that was due to end yesterday will be extended until 2nd December, and the Job Support Scheme is delayed until the JRS ends.

The extended scheme is expected to be in-line with the existing JRS, and it will:

-apply to employees on full furlough or working part-time;
– with employees receiving 80% of their normal wages for furloughed hours;
– the Government will pay 80% of the normal wages for the furloughed hours, – capped at £2,500 per month for full furlough;
– the employer will pay National Insurance and pension contributions and meet the costs of hours worked.

At this stage, it is unclear whether or not it will be possible to reverse redundancies implemented in accordance with the original deadline. Further details on this point and more regarding the JRS changes are due to follow in the coming days.

Business Grants
Businesses that are required to shut their premises due to the National or Local Lockdown will qualify for business grants. The grant depends on the rateable value of the property but for premises with a rateable value:

-below £15k the grant is £1,334 per month;
– from £15k to £51k the grant is £2,000 per month; and
– of £51k or over the grant is £3,000 per month.

Mortgage payment holidays
The mortgage payment holiday scheme will not end and borrowers who are adversely affected by COVID and have not yet had a mortgage payment holiday can claim for up to 6 months, and those who have already started a mortgage payment holiday can top this up to 6 months.

The FCA will give more details on Monday.

Although nothing has been announced for the self-employed, we would expect that the grants under the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme would be increased in line with the extension of the JRS, and await to see an announcement on this.

If you require guidance on any of these changes, please contact your TC adviser on 0330 088 7111 or our HR team at


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Patron: Christmas is not cancelled in Oceana

Life may be a little uncertain at the moment but one thing is for sure, Christmas & New Year will still be in full swing at Oceana Hotels & Restaurants while observing Government guidelines on Social Distancing.

Celebrate safely with our newly released Covid Secure packages!

Festive options & menus for everyone including Entertainment!
Reserve your meal now for just 5.00pp

The Cumberland Hotel
With great traditional food, in a sophisticated London style venue and the best festive display for miles around. On Fridays and Saturdays, you will be entertained by our talented cabaret singer until 10pm.
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Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa
The Ocean Beach is a superb venue with rustic beach charm and offers traditional festive food and Tribute Thursdays.
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The Suncliff Hotel
The Suncliff Hotel and Overcliff Pub are traditional venues with all the festive charm.
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Best Western Hotel Royale
The Hotel Royale is a superb modern venue, offering style, great food and tribute nights on Friday/Saturday nights!
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All Subject to Government Guidelines at the time of event.

For Bookings/Enquiries, get in touch with our Sales Team:

+44(0) 01202 298350

Festive Tributes
Wednesday, 2nd December
Decades – Story of the Man Band

Thursday, 3rd December
A Night to Shine Double Tribute

Thursday, 3rd December
George Michael Christmas Party Tribute

Friday, 4th December
ABBA Christmas Party Tribute

Saturday, 5th December
Kylie Minogue Christmas Party Tribute

Sunday, 6th December
A Royale Festive Lunch with The King

Tuesday, 8th December
Michael Buble Tribute

Wednesday, 9th December
ABBA Christmas Party Tribute

Thursday, 10th December
Olly Murs Christmas Party Tribute

Friday, 11th December
George Michael Christmas Party Tribute

Saturday, 12th December
Dolly Parton Show

Sunday, 13th December
A Royale Festive Lunch with The King

Tuesday, 15th December
Vintage White Christmas with The Mellor Sisters

Wednesday, 16th December
Elvis Tribute Night

Thursday, 17th December
ABBA Christmas Party Tribute

Thursday, 17th December
Elvis Tribute Night

Friday, 18th December
Elton John Christmas Tribute

Saturday, 19th December
Boy George Christmas Tribute

Sunday. 20th December
A Royale Festive Lunch with The King
Tuesday, 22nd December
Elvis Tribute Night

All Subject to Government Guidelines at the time of event.

For Bookings/Enquiries, get in touch with our Sales Team:

+44(0) 01202 298350

Yellow Buses

Bournemouth Transport Ltd, known as Yellow Buses, traces its roots back over 100 years as the local public transport operator for Bournemouth, Christchurch and parts of Poole. The company famously operated trams and was one of the last municipal towns in Britain to abandon trolley-buses. In more recent times the company has been through a number of changes, moving out of local authority control originally to French transport group Transdev, then another French company RATP, finally ending up in local ownership once more on 1 July 2019 when the three directors led a management buyout, we are now a truly locally owned and locally managed company.

The company operates a fleet of around 110 buses, plus a mini-coach and coach fleet engaged on school runs, private hire, tour work, National Express and rail replacement, whilst the well equipped depot near Castlepoint provides a heavy vehicle test lane and engineering facilities for other operators. We employ around 380 staff and the company has a turnover of £20M.

The modern company covers an area stretching across the BCP area, together with Wimborne in Dorset and New Milton in Hampshire, having expanded the bus network in recent years. We are proud of our heritage and even more proud to be a genuinely local company, we are members of many organisations including the BID, and support many local events including the Destination Management Board Awards; Christmas Tree Wonderland and Bournemouth 7’s, we are very much part of the fabric of the area.

Managing Director, David Squire joined the business in 2017, initially on secondment from RATP, he has had a lifetime in the bus and coach industry, starting in 1978 as a management trainee within the state sector of the

National Bus Company, this was a thorough grounding in operations and he went on to hold various posts with numerous bus and coach operators around the country, including MD at First in Norfolk and MD of Warrington, a municipal bus company in his home area of the North West.

Commercial Director Simon Newport is a former graduate who joined First on their graduate programme and worked in numerous roles within that business including Commercial Director of their vast South West region, he has also held roles with Go-Ahead and lives in Weymouth.

Phil Pannell is Service Deliver Director, covering the operations and engineering part of the business, Phil started as an apprentice fitter for Western National and moved through the ranks in engineering and operations, working for First and Abellio, before joining RATP and moving to Bournemouth.

To read more, visit the Yellow Buses website.




TC Group is the professional services partner for you, your family and your business.

We provide more than just bespoke high quality accountancy and tax support, but also professional legal, HR, and financial planning services.

As an Accountancy Age ‘Top 60’ firm of chartered accountants our expert knowledge and experience has enabled us to provide clients in the Bournemouth region with the highest quality financial solutions..

Rawlins Davy Solicitors

Rawlins Davy PLC trading as Rawlins Davy Solicitors & Mediators is a Bournemouth based commercial law company.  In 2008, after trading conventionally as a partnership for over 150 years, a ground breaking decision was made to respond to changing demands of commercial life, including the importance of business transparency, by incorporating as a Public Limited Company.

The solicitor directors of Rawlins Davy PLC strongly believe that their clients benefit not only from their company’s ongoing commitment to delivering a professional service of the highest calibre and proven technical excellence, but that they are uniquely positioned to respond to their clients’ needs and aspirations in these testing times.

The directors offer a service tailored to the needs of companies and business clients, from start-ups to those with turnovers in excess of £100 million, providing commercial property expertise together with commercial litigation, planning and employment support for their client businesses and those projects undertaken by them

The company’s Private Client Department responds to the more personal requirements of their clients with particular emphasis on Inheritance Tax matters.

Oceana Hotels

Oceana Hotels is a group of five hotels in Bournemouth comprising of the Suncliff, Mayfair, Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa and the Four Star properties the Cumberland and Best Western Hotel Royale.  All are located in the East Cliff area, three sea front hotels, many with stunning sea views.

Boasting 12 modern and contemporary flexible conference and meeting facilities suitable for all types of business & social events.

There are also over 380 stylish bedrooms designed with comfort in mind.  We offer excellent food with fresh produce, service, entertainment and leisure facilities. There are two outdoor pools and two indoor pools, one of those being our newly refurbished pool at the Suncliff Hotel. Our Asian Themed Day Spa has five treatment rooms and is located in the Ocean Beach Hotel and Spa offering treatments for men and women.   There is our Overcliff Pub at the Suncliff serving pub classics, happy hours and Open Mic nights.  Other food outlets are our Italian Café at the Ocean Beach, Royale Grill Room at the Best Western Hotel Royale and Award Winning 2 AA Rosette Ventana Grand Café at the Cumberland Hotel.

With dedicated friendly Sales co-ordinators, we can make your event important, enjoyable and unforgettable.

Contact Sales on 01202 298350 or email


JP Morgan

JP Morgan is a leading global financial services firm with a presence in Bournemouth for 30 years. The location is a technology and operations centre, resulting in a diverse range of career opportunities. An active ‘Supporting the Community’ programme provides assistance to local voluntary organisations, charities and schools.

For more information, visit JP Morgan Bournemouth.

Castlepoint Shopping Park

Castlepoint Shopping Park is a unique retail experience. Located on the edge of Bournemouth, it’s the perfect venue for the big shop.

Open late and easily accessible, Castlepoint offers free parking for 3,000 cars. Convenience and freedom shopping, fashion and leisure, in a modern friendly location.