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Like the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for employers the initial HMRC guidance on the grant scheme to support the self-employed and members in partnerships was also very sketchy. In outline the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme allows the self-employed to claim 80% of their average profits for...

Written 28 April 2020     Microbusiness “Bounce back” loans   In a statement to the Commons, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new 'bounce back' small loan scheme for businesses affected by Covid-19. The Chancellor announced the launch of a new “micro loan” scheme providing a simple, quick easy solution...

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) The HMRC application portal opened on the 20th April for businesses to submit details of Furloughed employees. On the first day the website was very slow, but this seems to have settled down. There have been several issues uploading the...

The Government has stepped in to provide support to certain areas of the economy but even with this becoming available in the coming weeks, some of us will need advice on how to survive the lock down. Here are our thoughts. Apply for all Government...

The purpose of this downloadable guidance is to give an overview of what, why and how a business might be cocooned (or mothballed) in response to the change in trading environment arising from Covid-19.   What is Cocooning? Cocooning, or mothballing, is a temporary suspension of a...

Guidance regarding MOT testing during the Coronavirus Crisis   Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it is due on or after 30 March 2020 - but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive.   The Driver and Vehicle Licensing...

Written 20 April 2020     The Government has issued its guide that the information that employers need to provide to claim for their employees’ wages. The portal to make the claim went live today 20 April 2020.     The full guide can be found here   The step by step guide...

Universal Credits is not an area we generally advise clients on, however we are finding that some of our clients are falling into UC and the world of State Benefits as a result of the Pandemic. We have therefore put together this fact sheet to...

Written 26 March 2020   Help for the Self Employed   Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced measures to support the self-employed and partnerships. The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The scheme will provide a...