2 April

COVID-19 – Legal Advice on Terminating Contracts From Our Colleagues at Moore Blatch

For many small businesses, the strain on their cash flow from COVID-19 is really beginning to bite. As a result, a growing number of businesses are looking for advice as to whether they legal grounds to end or suspend a contract in a bid to reduce expenditure. Our colleague, John Warchus of Moore Blatch solicitors, […]

31 March

COVID-19 – Business Support – VAT Deferral Update

As part of the basket of measure the Chancellor announced to support businesses impacted by COVID-19, there is the opportunity to defer VAT payments as an aid to business cash flow. All UK VAT-registered businesses have the option to defer VAT payments due between 20th March and 30th June.  In practical terms, for businesses making […]

30 March

COVID-19 – Business Support – The Government Announces Changes To The Insolvency Rules

The government temporarily relax wrongful trading laws to allow Directors to take tough decisions without fear of personal liability.

27 March

COVID-19 – Business Support – How To Make A Claim Through The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

COVID-19 – Business Support – How To Make A Claim Through The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

HMRC have published their detailed guidance on the eligibility and process for making a claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which we have summarised.

26 March

COVID-19 – Business Support – More Support For The Self-Employed

The government has announced additional support for the self-employed, including partnerships, under the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme.

25 March

COVID-19 – Business Support – Three Month Extension for Annual Accounts Filing

Companies House offer a three-month filing extension to businesses impacted by COVID-19.

24 March

COVID-19 – Business Support – Support For The Self-Employed

The pressure is growing for more support for the self-employed during the COVID-19 crisis.

23 March
23 March

COVID-19 – Business Support – Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Is Now Live

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is now live. The key features are: Up to a £5m facility: The maximum value of a facility provided under the scheme will be £5m, available on repayment terms of up to six years. 80% guarantee: The scheme provides the lender with a government-backed, partial guarantee of 80% against […]

22 March

COVID-19 – Business Support – The Landscape From The Last Week – Too Many Fall Through The Cracks

As the government race to build a support structure for businesses and individuals left in crisis from the impact of COVID-19, much has been achieved in a very short time. However, at the moment, too many fall through the cracks.