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Coronavirus

Information hub - help available

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Pandemic

Coronavirus information hub

Help in times of crisis

Find information about the help that is available for you and your business and how to access it

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had an enormous impact. Whether you’re self-employed, a business owner, employee, contractor, or freelancer, you’ll be facing a whole range of personal and business challenges.

The government has announced unprecedented support to protect the UK economy as well as everyone’s health. We’ve put together this COVID-19 information hub to try to make it easier to navigate the constantly changing support available.

One of the best places to find information is on the government's own website at www.gov.uk 

There you will find detailed information (much more than what we can give here) about all the measures that have been put in place.  Details of the eligibility criteria for each of the measures and instruction on how to apply can also be referenced there.

The government have set up a very handy business support finder tool that will help you to navigate through the pages and detail.

We recommend that you start here with our information pages before delving deep into the details the government provide.  It can be overwhelming!

We have summarised as much of the information provided as possible and present it here as an overview.  Once you have decided what help is best for you (please contact us if you require any assistance at all) simply follow the links that we have included here to the pages that you require. 

Pandemic

Support keyfacts

Where, how, when

To view and of the articles listed the the 'Additional resources' column, click on the relevant column/row

Measure
Aimed at
Details
Additional resources
How to apply
Link
Status
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Employers
Covers PAYE of Ltd Co drs, incl working through serv co, agency workers & workers using umbrella co. Appl close 31/03/21
CJRS Guide
HMRC Online
https://tinyurl.com/HMRC-JRS
Live
Self-employment Income Support Scheme
Self-employed
Sole traders & partnerships only (not directors of limited companies)
SEISS Guide
Check eligibility & make a claim onllne at Gov.uk.
https://tinyurl.com/HMRC-SEISS
Live
Deferral of Self Assessment payment
SA tax payers
For payments on account due on 31/7/20 to 31/01/21
Applies automatically
https://tinyurl.com/SA-DEFER
Live
Additional time to pay your tax bills
Business
Contact HMRC
https://www.gov.uk/difficulties-paying-hmrc
Live
Suspension of wrongful trading rules
Business
Applies automatically
https://tinyurl.com/WRONG-TRADE
Live
Small Business Grant Scheme
Business
£10k one-off grant for businesses paying little or no bus rates in Eng. Eligible bus contacted by their local auth
No application needed
https://tinyurl.com/NO-BRATES
Live
Statutory Sick Pay Rebate
Employers
Small & med bus employing < 250 empl as at 28/2/20
Check eligibility and apply online at gov.uk
https://tinyurl.com/HMRC-SSP
Live
Lending facility for larger firms
Business
Large UK businesses
Apply via company banks
https://tinyurl.com/LRG-LOANS
Live
Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Business
UK businesses with turnover below £45 million per year
CLBILS Guide
Apply via company bank or one of the 40 accredited finance providers
https://tinyurl.com/HMRC-CBILS
Live
Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan Scheme
Business
Small & medium sized businesses loans up to £50,000
BBLS Guide
Apply via company bank or one of the accredited finance providers
https://tinyurl.com/HMRC-BBLS
Live
Support for retail, hospitality and leisure
Business
Businesses in these sectors in England that pay business rates
Applies automatically for the 2020/21 tax year
https://tinyurl.com/RET-HOS-LEIS
Live
Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality & Leisure
Business
Property with rateable val of:– up to £15k eligible for grant of £10k – over £15k & < £51k eligible for grant of £25k. Eligible bus contacted by their local auth
No application needed
https://tinyurl.com/GRANT-FUND
Live
Support for nursery businesses
Business
Bus rates holiday for nurseries in Eng 20/21 tax yr. Eligible bus contacted by their local auth
No application needed
https://tinyurl.com/HMRC-NURSERIES
Live
Support for businesses in Scotland
Business
Measures specific to Scottish businesses
Check links on gov.uk
https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/coronavirus-advice
Live
Support for businesses in Wales
Business
Measures specific to Welsh businesses
Check links on gov.uk
https://tinyurl.com/HMRC-WALES
Live
Support for businesses in Northern Ireland
Business
Measures specific to Northern Irish businesses
Check links on gov.uk
https://tinyurl.com/HMRC-NIRELAND
Live
File accounts with Companies House
Business
3 mo ext UK comp. Must apply before filing deadline
Online
https://tinyurl.com/ACC-EXTN
Live
Job Support Scheme
Business
Replaces Job Retention Scheme starting Dec 20. Support depends on alert level & local restrictions Claims from 08/12/20
JSS Guide
Check links on gov.uk
https://tinyurl.com/JSSCHEME
Live