Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19): insights, advice and support

The coronavirus pandemic is causing disruption and uncertainty across the globe and many businesses are facing unprecedented challenges. As the Government continues to announce support and advice, we will continue to provide useful insights on critical areas, including reliefs for business, funding and business continuity, to ensure that you are kept up to date.

Latest update

The Chancellor has announced new plans to support the recovery of the economy with a targeted Plan for Jobs, including:

  • a job retention bonus for firms bringing employees back from furlough 
  • a kickstart scheme to create work placements for 16-24-year olds 
  • incentives for employers who hire new apprentices
  • an ‘eat out to help out’ scheme to encourage consumers to return to restaurants and pubs
  • a temporary cut in VAT from 20 per cent to 5 per cent for food and non-alcoholic drinks, supplies of accommodation and admission to attractions.

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