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 - 26 May 2020

  • Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme: on 26 May the government portal for reclaims of statutory sick pay has opened - find out more.
  • Legislation: the Government introduced the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill in Parliament. The Bill consists of 6 insolvency measures and 2 corporate governance measures that aim to provide vital support to businesses – find out more
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: guidance for the CJRS has been updated to explain that employers will be asked to give the amounts separately for the NICs, pension and wages they are claiming for – read our guide.
  • Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme: the Government has extended the maximum loan size available through the CLBILS from £50 million to £200 million – read our guide on funding
  • Future Fund: guidance for the Future Fund has been updated to include the convertible loan agreement prior to the scheme opening on 20 May – read more at gov.uk.
  • Scotland: the Government has announced a further £58 million to help the devolved Scottish administration respond to the pandemic – read more at gov.uk.
  • Money Laundering Regulations: Businesses covered by the Money Laundering Regulations with an annual fee due between 1 May and 30 September may be able to get a payment deferral or deregister if trading has stopped – read more at gov.uk.
  • Staff holidays: the Government explained how holiday entitlement and pay operate during the coronavirus pandemic - read more at gov.uk.
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