Category Archives: COVID Business Support

Guide to providing a safe working environment

Guide to Help You Develop a Safe Working Environment

We have created a new guide to help you and your staff get back to work in a safe and controlled environment in respect of the Coronavirus. This guide will help you towards: Carrying out a COVID-19 risk assessment Identifying who should go to work Social distancing at work Managing your customers, visitors, and contractors Cleaning and […]

Claim for Statutory Sick Pay related to Coronavirus

Claim for Statutory Sick Pay Related to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme has opened for applications. The scheme allows small and medium-sized employers, with fewer than 250 members of staff, to apply to recover the costs of paying coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay for two weeks – worth nearly £200 per employee. The scheme covers all types of employment contracts, including: full-time […]

COVID-19 Posters

Stop the Spread of Covid-19 in the Workplace

To help you return to work and minimise the spread of Coronavirus, together with EPVS, we have created a range of free posters and other marketing material that you can use at work to help: Employees and visitors with simple steps to stay safe Keep everyone informed of the required instructions Avoid contracting the virus […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Support

With the various schemes and funding available to help support businesses during these troubling times, it can be difficult to fully understand what support you are eligible to receive. The government business support finder tool can help reduce the confusion by providing a list of the support available to you as a business or a […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme

The Government has launched a scheme for the self-employed to help them during this difficult time. We recognise that you will know colleagues, family, and friends who are self-employed and therefore we wanted to provide you with further information to assist. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme This scheme will allow the self-employed to claim […]

Furlough Leave & Government Assistance

Furlough Leave and the Government Assistance

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Government has put into place emergency measures to avoid workers being laid off or face redundancies as a result of the ongoing health crisis. By making their employees furloughed and placing them on furlough leave, employers will be able to access support to help cover the wages of […]

VAT payments deferred

VAT Payments Deferred Until End of June 2020

The Government has announced that the next quarter of VAT payments will be deferred, meaning businesses will not need to make VAT payments from 20th March until 30th June 2020.  Businesses will then have until the end of the 2020-21 tax year to settle any liabilities that have accumulated during the deferral period. The deferral applies […]

coronavirus job retention scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

In these difficult times, we want to support you as much as possible. We, therefore, plan to send you updates on any major developments which will hopefully help your business. The Government has announced the launch of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), designed so that HMRC reimburse 80% of the salary of PAYE employees […]