Covid-19 Guidance


The current Covid19 outbreak is bringing many financial challenges to UK businesses and as such the government is announcing various support packages which seem to be changing on a daily basis. Below is a summary of the announcements as we understand them today and some practical issues to consider. We will endeavour to keep you up to date as we are made aware of further details.

In these unprecedented times, daily government announcements seem to be met with a general air of disbelief and Friday evening saw another sweeping range of support for employers and individuals put forward by the Prime Minister and Chancellor.

Below is a summary of the information available so far, but it is worth noting, as with many of these announcements, the need for the information to calm worries out paces the detail and so no doubt further detail will be made available as and when it is resolved.

From the 4th of May, the Government’s Bounce Back Loan scheme will be made available. The loan scheme aims to help small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000.

Updates that HMRC have now issued in respect of the Job Retention Scheme.

Topics include:

  • Deferring self-assessment payments on account due in July 2020
  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL) Scheme update 1/4/20

Topics include

  • Self-employment Income Support Scheme
  • The conditions for eligibility

Topics include:

  • Furloughed workers
  • COVID-19 Briefing – Gordons Solicitors

Topics include:

  • Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme
  • What is a “Furloughed” employee?
  • Deferral of VAT and Income Tax
  • Nursery businesses – Rates holiday
  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Topics include:

  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
  • Grants
  • Tax – Time to Pay arrangements