Coronavirus: adapting to change

Coronavirus: adapting to change

As coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease, businesses across the country are faced with a period of reactivation and reimagination. What does the ‘new normal’ mean for your operations and workforce? In the articles below, our experts share their advice for rebuilding and succeeding in a significantly changed world.

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Latest updates

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extension (CJRSE) has now been extended to 30 September 2021.Support for employees will remain at 80 per cent of the employee’s reference salary (subject to the £2,500pm cap) until 30 June 2021. From 1 July 2021 employers will be obliged to contribute 10 per cent towards the cost of furloughed hours, with that contribution rising to 20 per cent during August and September 2021. Some employees will also be able to be newly furloughed from 1 May 2021, providing they were employed and on an RTI submission prior on 2 March 2021. Find out more.

On Monday 7 December the Government announced a new General Export Facility (GEF), designed to help SME exporters with the costs of exporting and scaling-up. Eligible businesses can apply for government-guaranteed finance from the UK’s five largest banks. For GEF details and eligibility criteria, visit gov.uk.

People

The coronavirus has presented UK businesses with an unprecedented people challenge. Get advice on the end of the job retention scheme and updating your working practices for the new normal.
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Governance and risk

Governance and risk

The coronavirus has highlighted the importance of preparing your business for an emergency. Find out what we’ve learned from the pandemic about governance, and how to manage risk and fraud.
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Technology and innovation

Many business models will need to be adapted for a socially-distanced, remote-working world. Discover how data and technology can help you reimagine your business for the new normal.
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Technology and innovation
Outsourcing and compliance

Outsourcing and compliance

Businesses that have taken advantage of government coronavirus loan and job retention schemes must now ensure compliance with auditing and reporting rules. Find out how to stay compliant. 
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Realising business value

Many businesses have struggled to remain afloat as the reality of global shutdowns has bitten hard. We look at the impact on the bottom line – exploring everything from cash flow, losses, and tax obligations to debt deferments and preparing a business for sale.

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Coronavirus: initial guidance for UK businesses

Useful insights on critical areas, including reliefs for business, funding and business continuity.
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