Over the past 3 months the government has responded to the devastating financial impact of Covid-19 on businesses with a number of packages of support to help businesses

Employers can, as of this morning, make claims for grants in respect of employees who have been furloughed under the job retention scheme.  

The Chancellor announced further details of the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) on Thursday evening. 

HMRC have published guidance to help charities process refunds, collect donations and claim Gift Aid for events cancelled due to coronavirus.

There has been a further brief update to the Job Retention Scheme guidance.  From an initial review, the main change appears to be that the eligibility requirement is now that the employer must have created and started a PAYE payroll scheme on or before 19 March (previously this was 28 February). 

The Welsh Government has published more details of the additional support it will provide to small and medium-sized businesses over and above that being offered through Central Government. 

On Tuesday 14 April the Government published updated guidance on the Coronavirus Self-Employment Income Support Scheme aimed to provide financial support to self-employed people whose business has been adversely affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. 

The Government released further updates to the guidance around the operation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme over the Easter weekend.

The next phase of Making Tax Digital (MTD) is delayed until 1 April 2021

Please be aware that there are multiple scams circulating, looking to exploit people under the coronavirus umbrella.


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