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Coronavirus- Business Overview

Updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, measures that are being put in place and how they will affect you and your business.

The Government has detailed it's ongoing plan to deal with the pandemic during the summer months in the document COVID-19 Response- Summer 2021

Published July 2021

COVID-19 Response- Summer 2021

(PDF)

Face Coverings

Face coverings are now mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England. The rule also applies to many employees in retail and hospitality industries.


Read government advice on how to make you own face covering

Guidance for Better Mental Health

The coronavirus might affect not only your physical wellbeing but also your mental health. Take a look at a discussion about guarding your mental health during the coronavius pandemic from rehab4addiction. 


Find out more 

Latest

Restrictions have now been lifted in the UK and businesses can once again operate as usual. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will finish at the end of September 2021.


Businesses are advised to follow government guidelines on working safely during coronavirus.

Find out more at gov.uk

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will run until 30 September 2021.

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has now been extended until 30 September 2021.

  • The government will to continue paying 80% of employees' wages for hours they cannot work
  • Employers will be asked to contribute 20% in August and September

Claim for wages through the  Job Retention Scheme

Find out more about changes to the scheme

Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

This scheme will run until the end of September.

The system is now open to claim the fifth Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant. Those eligible to make a claim must do so on or before 30 September 2021.


Like the earlier grants, the fifth grant will cover three months (May onwards) of average profits.


When the scheme was launched, the newly self-employed couldn’t qualify because they hadn’t all filed the 2019-20 tax return.

However, if you are self-employed and have filed your 2020-21 return, you will be eligible to claim the grant.


It is expected that more that 600,000 more people will be eligible to apply for SEISS grants than previously.

Check you eligibility

Make a Claim

Please Note: If you make a claim, you must process the claim yourself- your agent or accountant can not process the claim on your behalf.

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