Sustainable Innovation Fund
The government’s Sustainable Innovation Fund will be open to companies across all parts of the UK who need urgent financial support to keep their cutting-edge projects and ideas alive.
Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Find out how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is changing, including flexible furlough.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Important Dates
As part of changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), there are some important dates that may impact you in the coming weeks.
The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme is now live
Claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to your employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Future Fund Scheme is now live
The government’s £500 million Future Fund has opened for applications to enable innovative and high-growth British businesses to secure investment to help them through the Coronavirus outbreak.
Guidance on pensions for trustees, employers and their advisers as a result of COVID-19
There are a whole range of issues that pension trustees, employers and their advisers are facing as a result of COVID-19. Here's the latest guidance from the Pensions Regulator.
Small business bounce back loans
The government has announced a new fast-track finance scheme for small businesses providing loans of between £2000 and £50,000 (interest free for the first 12 months) with a 100% government-backed guarantee for lenders.
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by COVID-19 find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant. HMRC has begun to contact taxpayers who may be eligible for SEISS and encourage them to contact their agent for advice. Agents may use the eligibility checker for their clients and request a review for clients where the system gives the response that they are not eligible. HMRC has advised that agents should not use client Government Gateway credentials to apply for grants on behalf of clients and that doing so may trigger HMRC fraud checks and delay payment.
Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Claim for 80% of your employee’s wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions, if you have put them on furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19 Toolkit for Accountants
Simple and practical guidance on how best to advise your clients covering areas such as tax technical and practice management tips.
Accountancy Affinity Group (AAG) - Advisory Note
COVID-19 and preventing Money Laundering in Accountancy Practices. The Association of International Accountants (AIA) has worked with other accountancy professional body supervisors to produce the following advisory notice.
Guidance on audit issues arising from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic
Uncertainty about the immediate outlook for many companies has increased sharply. This has consequences for companies proposing to report results in the coming months, and for their auditors.
AGMs and impact of COVID-19 guidance note published
Guidance on how to arrange and conduct AGMs in light of Covid-19 has been published by ICSA (The Chartered Governance Institute) in conjunction with the FRC and Slaughter & May.
Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19)
This guidance will assist employers, businesses and their staff in addressing coronavirus (COVID-19)..
COVID-19 business support website
This page helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available to UK businesses and employees, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.
Launch of COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF)
To ensure that companies have access to the funds they need, the government has launched a major new scheme with the Bank of England which will help corporates bridge Covid-19 related disruption to their cash flows.
Coronavirus: if your company cannot file accounts with Companies House on time
If Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected your company and you need more time to file your accounts, you should act before your filing deadline.
COVID-19 Guidance: Information for NI Businesses & Employers
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for businesses and employers in Northern Ireland.
COVID-19 Business Interruption Loans
Information on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan is available through the British Business Bank. Interest and fees on the loans will be paid by the government the first twelve months, making them interest free to customers. This period may be shorter for firms in the fishery, aquaculture and agriculture sectors.
Social Distancing Guidelines for Businesses
Additional guidance to assist employers, businesses and their staff in staying open safely during coronavirus (COVID-19).