COVID-19: The self-employed income support scheme

In response to the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19, the government has introduced a self-employed income support scheme to assist those who are self-employed or a member of a partnership and have lost income due to coronavirus. What will the scheme provide? This scheme will allow those who are self-employed to claim a taxable grant worth […]

Read more

Coronavirus: Debt Recovery, Insolvency and Cash Flow

It is no secret that businesses will now need to focus heavily on their cash flow and in doing so, consider debt recovery. In this time, it is clear that supply chains have been disrupted, there is an increased risk of customers facing financial difficulties and businesses need to find innovative ways to continue trading. […]

Read more

Commercial contract points on diversifying 

Some businesses are doing all they can to just keep going or they are working to answer the Government’s call for equipment to diversify to try and combat the financial implications of the COVID-19 outbreak. Whether you are now offering free delivery from your restaurant businesses or coffee shops? Offering meals on wheels and care […]

Read more

Coronavirus and the New Enforcement Powers

New criminal offences came into force yesterday as the government extended powers available under the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984. It is not unusual for government to pass legislation to deal with significant risks to public health and in fact the first public health act was passed in 1884 after a severe outbreak […]

Read more

Update on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The government have finally given further details of the scheme which can be found here. It is worth a read, but these are some of the headline points: All UK employers can access it as long as they have a payroll scheme and that scheme was in operation on 28th February 2020.  It includes all […]

Read more

Looking after your mental health during lockdown

Given the uncertainty at the moment and advice from the government changing daily, it is a very worrying time for many. Working from home is something that many people will not have faced before. While it might seem good and exciting to start with, it can quickly turn into a lonely, stressful time. It is […]

Read more