COVID-19 Resources

Information and resources for business owners and individuals

This hub is designed to help you keep up-to-date with the latest government announcements and to provide useful information for business owners and individuals on how COVID-19 may affect you and your business.

Chairs, Tables and Tax: working from home

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has seen an upsurge in homeworking. For many people, there are questions on the tax on the equipment required. What if I contribute to employee costs? You can look to reimburse some specified costs incurred by employees...

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Getting Up and Running After the Lockdown

As lockdown restrictions lift across the UK, businesses are preparing for a new working environment. The Chancellor may have begun winding down the schemes that have supported businesses through the pandemic, but government-backed loans and the...

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VAT Reduced Rate of 5%

The government made an announcement on 8 July 2020 allowing VAT registered businesses to apply a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT to certain supplies relating to: • hospitality • hotel and holiday accommodation • admissions to certain attractions...

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Flexible Furlough Claims Now Open

Employers can now submit furlough claims for periods starting on or after 1 July. If you cannot maintain your workforce because your operations have been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), you can furlough employees and apply for a grant to cover...

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