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Useful Updates

We are keeping up to date with the latest announcements and are updating our Facebook and LinkedIn pages daily. Please follow these for the latest news and keep in touch if there is anything we can support you with. Together with our regular updates we have complied a summary of further reading that may be useful.

Help from the government to pay employee wages
The HMRC guidance on how to access this is per below. We are awaiting announcement of the new online portal that is being set up.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses#support-for-businesses-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Paying employees sick pay
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses#support-for-businesses-who-are-paying-sick-pay-to-employees

Can I claim benefits?
We have attached a summary of help you may be able to get due to a drop in income. Full HMRC info as per below.
https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit

Guidance for Employers and businesses – what you should be doing as a business including sick pay and absence from work
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-coronavirus-covid-19
https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

Business Interruption Loan Scheme
The link below has more information on how to access these.
https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme-cbils/for-businesses-and-advisors/

Business Rates support
Retail, hospitality and leisure industry – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses#support-for-retail-hospitality-and-leisure-businesses-that-pay-business-rates
Support for nursery businesses – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses#support-for-nursery-businesses-that-pay-business-rates
Business that pay no or little business rates – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses#support-for-nursery-businesses-that-pay-business-rates

What has the government announced to help me?
The FSB have put together some useful information and “Further actions to take” for your business. This can be accessed from the link below.
https://www.fsb.org.uk/campaign/covid19.html

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Like you we are doing our best to deal with the situation and we must all pull together during the next few weeks.

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