With the situation surrounding COVID-19 constantly changing, we are aware that you will have concerns about how it may impact on your businesses and employees. There is lots of misinformation being reported so we have sought to pull together a reference guide for clients to quickly identify support and assistance that has been made available by the government, together with details of how to apply for support where appropriate.
We will be updating this guide in the coming days, weeks and possibly months in line with further announcements of government measures. However, given how fast moving the situation is, we would strongly advise you to keep up-to-date daily and follow the advice from the government and other organisations we have listed here.
Please follow the links to the right hand side of this page.
Please be assured that we are here to help and support you at all times throughout this unsettling period. Please do contact your engagement partner in the first instance, alternatively you can contact our specialist partners and advisors below.
On Thursday 22 October the Lord Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced further financial support measures for businesses falling within the Tier
Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership have announced a £1 million restructure grant to help small businesses meet some of
A new temporary Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, delivered by the British Business Bank, was launched on 23 March 2020
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has this evening (29 May) announced updates to the Furlough Scheme as follows: The scheme as
The Chancellor announced on 16th April that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme is to be extended to large businesses.
Following on the latest DFE guidance published last week on Covid-19, the ESFA’s Chief Executive, Eileen Milner, has followed this
The Chancellor has today (17 April 2020) confirmed that the furlough scheme will now extend to the end of June
The Chancellor has this morning (5 January 2021) confirmed that businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to
On Wednesday 17 June the government announced that self employed parents who were previously excluded from claiming Self Employment Income
The Chancellor has today (9 October), announced an expansion of the Job Support Scheme with localised lockdown furlough and cash
The Government announced a new scheme on Wednesday 9 September, in an effort to protect jobs where a business is
UK government: guidance for employers, employees and businesses about COVID-19 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-covid-19 UK government: number of COVID-19 cases and risk in
The government announced yesterday (9 June 2020) that employees on paternity and maternity leave who return to work in the
For workers who are self-isolating owing to COVID-19, Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is payable from day one. For all other workers,
As well as the new measures announced by the chancellor at the Budget and in his press conference on 17
HMRC have this morning issued further guidance ahead of the fourth round of the Self Employed Income Support Scheme opening
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has this evening (29 May) announced updates to the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) as
If you do not have a Government Gateway account, here are some steps to take and information you will require.
Today, 3rd April 2020 the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has revealed the urgently awaited overhaul to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan
On 2nd April 2020 the Cabinet Office confirmed that the furlough scheme originally announced on 26th March will extend to
The Government have today, 15th April 2020, announced further updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The main changes include:
Further guidance was issued over the weekend (4/5 April) concerning the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furlough. We have highlighted
Further guidance was issued today (Tuesday 14 April) concerning the Self Employment Income Support Scheme. We have highlighted the key
Businesses in many sectors are feeling the pressure of COVID-19 and the reduction of customers as a result of social