COVID-19 (Updated 25/01/22)

We are prioritising assistance with COVID-19 for all clients. With some of our team working remotely we are asking clients to telephone, email or click here to contact us. This ensures your enquiry is passed to the relevant team member and they will contact you directly.

 

We are happy to be able to accept contactless deposit/collection of documents at the Office. Due to social distancing requirements we are currently allowing only visitor (or 1 bubble) at any one time.  Please be assured that we have appropriate COVID risk assessments and safety measures in place for the safety of our staff and clients. Please note from 30/11/21 the change in Government rules mean that it is mandatory that face coverings are worn by all visitors to our Office (unless exempt).

Keeping within Employment Law

As things are constantly changing we recommend that all employers read the ACAS Coronavirus Advice that explains what you can and can’t do, to do this please click here.

 

Statutory Sick Pay 

All small employers are able to recover up to 2 weeks Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for each eligible employee that is on sickness-leave due to COVID-19. A small employer is judged as at 29/02/2020 and has fewer than 250 employees. For all clients that we process payroll for we will deal with recovering SSP against PAYE, all you have to do is let us know about any staff who are off due to COVID-19. This support ended on 30th September 2021.

 

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Job Retention Scheme ("Furlough") ended on 30th September 2021.

 

Support for the Self-Employed

The Government's Self-employment Income Support Scheme ended on 30th September 2021.

  

Cashflow

COVID-19 has the potential to damage cashflow for many businesses, if your business is struggling to make payments please contact us and we will try and provide you with some support. This could include assistance with a cashflow forecast or a funding application.

 

Please note that the Government's temporary Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBILS) and Bounce Back Loan Schemes (BBLS) have now ended, a new, though less generous scheme is now in place.

 

Support with re-opening

Any business that has reopened should have an up to date risk assessment in place. The Health and Safety Executive have a few support tools which can be found by clicking here.

 

HMRC Payments

HMRC have a dedicated helpline for dealing with individuals and businesses that are having cashflow issues due to COVID-19, if you are not going to be able to make a payment to HMRC for Corporation Tax, PAYE, Self-Assessment or VAT please call 0300 200 3835, we recommend that you do this in advance of the due date.