COVID-19 Business Support Hub

We are here to support you during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Please read the articles below for our latest updates.

COVID-19 Government Rescue – Update 27 May 2020

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Expenses and benefits provided to employees during COVID-19 Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund Tax impact of waiving income or donating to charities for COVID-19   If you wish to discuss any of the key points and receive advice on how best to manage the next steps, then please contact us. We understand the difficulties that businesses face during this Read more…

COVID-19 Government Rescue – Update 20 May 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Exemption for coronavirus related reimbursed home office expenses Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund Inheritance Tax compliance changes VAT   If you wish to discuss any of the key points and receive advice on how best to manage the next steps, then please contact us. We understand the difficulties that businesses face during this challenging time, Read more…

What’s new? Sharing our experience on the Government’s COVID-19 measures

Following on from our first webinar on Thursday 9 April, Chris Gent, Tim Cook and Robert Bradman came together on Thursday 14 May for another lunchtime session. Catching up on the various government measures that have been updated or introduced over the past month, this webinar focused on: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme news and our experiences so far Considering whether the Bounce Back Loan Scheme Read more…

COVID-19 Government Rescue Update 13 May 2020

HMRC has released further clarification on a number of its new business measures. Our concise weekly breakdown is intended to help businesses keep up to date with the continuously evolving changes. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Expenses and benefits provided to employees during COVID-19 Reporting Capital Gains Tax on UK property New government statistics on CJRS and loan support The Read more…

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) extended until October

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until the end of October, with no changes until the end of July when employers currently using the scheme will be able to bring back furloughed employees part time. From August, the Government has said that furloughed workers will continue to receive 80 per cent of their usual salaries Read more…

COVID-19 Government Rescue Update 5 May

HMRC has released further clarification on a number of its new business measures. Our concise weekly breakdown is intended to help businesses keep up to date with the continuously evolving changes. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Corporate residence Business support grants Deferral of VAT Payments VAT Zero-rating State Aid and COVID-19 Bounce Back Loan Scheme Top-up to local business grant Read more…

COVID-19 Government Business Rescue Update 28 April 2020

As we approach May, we are still hearing statements for Government backed schemes as well as receiving more detailed guidance for already launched measures. This week, the Chancellor has stated that there is a new Bounce Back Loan Scheme for small businesses. We will continue to provide summaries of these updates and the latest news, as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus Job Retention Read more…

Frequently asked questions – Government Grants and Loans

Since our webinar, we have had a number of questions come through from businesses asking for help with the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, SEISS and deferral of payments. We have gathered together some of these interesting queries, so that hopefully our answers may offer a solution to any problems you have encountered.  What do you do if your bank won’t reply to emails or Read more…