Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID 19): insights, advice and support for businesses

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 - 7 April 2020

  • Apprenticeship programmes: the Government has released guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus – contact us for more information. 
  • Client assets (CASS) compliance: the FCA has responded to questions regarding CASS audits – contact us for advice. 
  • Furloughed staff: the Government updated its guidance on who can apply for grants to cover furloughed employees' wages, and which employees they can claim for - read our guide.
  • Sick pay: the Government updated its guidance on claiming back statutory sick pay paid to employees due to coronavirus, and who can use the scheme - read our guide.
  • Loan schemes: the Government updated its guidance on the loan scheme for large businesses (CLBILS) and amended the loan scheme for SMEs (CBILS) - read our guide.
  • Innovation grants: the Government announced grants of up to £50,000 for tech and research firms to help build the UK's resilience to the current and future outbreaks - contact us for advice.
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