Covid-19

We are here to support you during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Please read the articles below for our latest updates.

Summary of Government Funding

CBILS ends on 30th September 2020

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has offered important financial support to thousands of businesses across the UK – but it is due to end this month. Although the deadline for accredited lenders to review applications was recently extended until 30th November 2020, businesses wishing to receive funding via the CBILS must have submitted their […]

Key dates for Coronavirus support schemes, tax and Companies House

With numerous Government schemes open to businesses and individuals to help deal with the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, there are more than 60 key dates to be aware of in the coming months where these schemes will end or change, plus the usual HMRC and Companies House deadlines. To help you keep track of […]

Second round of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opens on Monday

The second round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), which is worth 70 per cent of three months’ average trading profits, capped at £6,570, launches on Monday 17 August 2020. You can claim for the SEISS if you are a self-employed individual or a member of a partnership and all of the following apply: […]

Government extends childcare funding for families affected by the pandemic

The Government has extended childcare funding for families affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Parents or carers who are usually eligible for Tax-Free Childcare or 30 Hours Free Childcare but whose income has fallen temporarily below the minimum income requirement as a consequence of Coronavirus will continue to receive support until 31 October 2020. Meanwhile, critical […]

Green Homes Grant guidance published

The Government has published further details of the Green Homes Grant, announced by the Chancellor at his Summer Economic Update on 8 July. The scheme provides vouchers worth up to £5,000 for most homeowners or £10,000 for households on low income to install energy-saving primary measures, including: Insulation: Solid wall, cavity wall, under-floor, loft, flat […]

Eat Out to Help Out opens for claims

With the first week of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme now concluded, the online portal is opening for pubs, bars, restaurants and certain other hospitality venues to claim funds from the scheme. The scheme offer grants covering the whole cost to restaurants, cafes and pubs that sell food of providing a 50 per […]

Key dates for Coronavirus support schemes

With numerous Government schemes open to businesses and individuals to help deal with the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, there are dozens of key dates to be aware of in the coming months, including: 31 August 2020 Eat Out to Help Out closes to customers. 1 September 2020 Grants from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme […]

New legislation introduced to protect redundancy pay of furloughed workers

The Government has announced that from 31 July 2020 any furloughed worker that is made redundant will receive a payment based on their normal wage rather than the reduced rate of pay they may have received under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Reports of a small number of employers taking advantage of the Coronavirus […]