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You'll be able to find everything we are posting on the topic of COVID-19 from helpful guidance to the latest news. The content included on this page is correct on the day of release. Further updates will be posted when guidance changes.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended

2 November 2020

What a difference a week makes!

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Chancellor announces additional support

23 October 2020

Yesterday saw the Chancellor announce additional support for businesses and the self-employed for those areas of the country in high alert-levels as ...

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Support for Businesses and Employers

11 September 2020

Applications for SME Restart and Recovery Grants and Kickstart Tourism Grant open on 15th September.

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VAT Cut In Hospitality Sector

8 July 2020

The Chancellor today announced that the VAT rate in the hospitality and tourism sector will be cut from 20% to 5% from ...

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Summer Economic Update 2020 announcements

8 July 2020

In a word the theme of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s update was “jobs” with a range of further measures announced to insulate people ...

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Update on VAT and covid-19

7 July 2020

Zero rate for sales and imports of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be extended for a further 3 months...

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Trading Internationally 2020: A UK business perspective

2 July 2020

In late May 2020, Kreston conducted a follow-up survey of 514 UK business leaders to explore how COVID-19 might change their plans ...

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Update on VAT and covid-19

23 June 2020

Our latest update on VAT covers the treatment of grants and furlough payments as well as zero rated PPE...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Phase 2 Plan

19 June 2020

The Chancellor announced on Friday 12 June the finer details on how the second phase of the CJRS will work beginning on 1 July...

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Deferral of VAT payments as a result of COVID-19

18 June 2020

As part of the government’s support for businesses during COVID-19, HMRC gave businesses the option of deferring...

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Webinar - Managing businesses after lockdown

9 June 2020

It is important for any business to understand how to manage the impact of Covid and understand the steps that need to be taken...

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Codes of Practice for Film and TV

4 June 2020

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is now encouraging the industry to return to work following British prime minister Boris ...

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Coronavirus - Practical Advice

2 June 2020

Our latest update covers further guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme following on from the announcement on 29 May...

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Coronavirus - Practical Advice

26 May 2020

Our latest update includes guidance on the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill...

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Temporary Relaxation of Rules for Home Office Expenses

22 May 2020

Under existing rules it is possible for an employer to provide equipment to an employee to allow them to work from home.

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Coronavirus - Practical Advice

13 May 2020

Our latest update covers further guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme including information on the extension of the scheme...

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Coronavirus - Agricultural Business

7 May 2020

We have included below some of the current announcements and measures that will be relevant to farming and rural businesses.

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Coronavirus - Practical Advice

7 May 2020

Our latest update to the document covers guidance on Bounce Back Loans. Read more here...

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