Coronavirus Advice & Useful Links

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, businesses and employees are struggling to know where to turn for help, and so we have compiled a list of links from the Government and other sources which may provide you with some useful guidance.

Please bear in mind that this list is not exhaustive, and in most cases the guidance is being updated on a daily basis.  With this in mind, you may wish to register for your own direct updates from the Government:

https://www.gov.uk/email-signup?link=/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

We would also strongly urge you (and in particular employers) to seek any HR help available to you via any professional bodies you are a member of, especially if you would like tailored advice regarding your specific circumstances.  If you have issued contracts of employment to your employees, then you should refer to these in the first instance regarding your own sick pay and other policies. 

Talk to your bank and look for the bank’s email updates. We are also encouraging employers to advise their employees to seek their own help by looking into reducing their outgoings where possible (eg mortgage payment holidays), whilst we are in this period of financial uncertainty.

Government guidance for employees, employers and businesses:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-employees-employers-and-businesses

ACAS advice for employers & employees:

https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

Employee isolation notes:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/online-isolation-notes-launched-providing-proof-of-coronavirus-absence-from-work?utm_source=321cfce4-deee-41b4-b2b5-8cf98674b44f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

HMRC advice on time to pay tax & penalties – new helpline 0800 0159 559:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tax-helpline-to-support-businesses-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19

Other useful sources of information are:

AAT (our governing body) for financial assistance for businesses:

FSB advice and guidance for small businesses and the self employed:

https://www.fsb.org.uk/resources-page/advice-to-small-businesses-and-fsb-members-about-the-novel-coronavirus-covid-19.html

MoneySavingExpert – financial help and rights for individuals:

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/uk-coronavirus-help-and-your-rights/

Which – mortgage payment holiday:

Sign up to Royal Mail delivery news:

https://www.royalmail.com/coronavirus?iid=HP_M1_CORONAVIRUS

If you have any queries regarding your particular set of circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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