COVID-19 Pandemic: Government Support for Businesses
I know that many of you are worried about the current situation, and the effect it could have on your businesses. Things are changing very quickly and there are daily briefings from Government at 5pm. The latest Government information and measures being taken can be found on their website.
It should be noted that the exact details of most of the measures being announced are not yet known. I am monitoring the situation closely and will continue to update the document further information as it’s released.
Given the volume of information being shared, and the frequency with which it is changing, I’ll be picking out information that I feel is most relevant to those I work with. The full guidance on support available for businesses in general can be found on the Government’s website.
I’ll be updating the document regularly. Last updated 16th April.
HMRC have released more detailed guidance recently, particularly in relation to the support available for sole traders. Clarification has also now been received as to whether directors of limited companies can use the job retention scheme, and what they can continue to do within the business if they do so.
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