Covid-19 Business Updates

We are here to help our clients during this challenging time and are regularly updating our latest news feed, business support fact sheets and useful links. These are now all accessible from this page.

Latest news feed

All of our coronavirus business update articles are published in our Latest News Feed. If you have not already done so, we would really encourage all our clients to subscribe to our email mailing list HERE to receive regular business support and guidance updates as they happen.

Business support fact sheets

The UK government has responded to COVID-19 with measures aimed at delaying its spread and mitigating damage to the economy with a substantial stimulus package. We have published several fact sheets detailing some of the key support measures that have been put in place.


UPDATE: VAT Domestic Reverse Charge Scheme Date Change

UPDATE: Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

UPDATE: Job Retention Scheme Payment

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Reclaim

How to apply for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Government release further details of the SEISS – 4th May

Government Bounce Back Loans scheme – update 4th May

Government support – Future Fund

Recent Government and HMRC updates – 27th April

Government support for businesses – overview 25th March

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Government support with business rates

Help for the Self-Employed

VAT deferral

Useful links

There are a number of useful links that are available to business during the current crisis. We have listed a number of these these below which  we hope you will find informative and useful.

Local help and advice

Summary of Chamber Webinar 24/3/20 with RuskinWilson and Simon Jupp MP

Summary of Chamber Webinar 7/4/20 with RuskinWilson and Simon Jupp MP

Latest advice and information from East Devon District Council

Devon County Council Coronavirus Advice

Exmouth Town Council Coronavirus Advice

East Devon District Council Coronavirus Business Update 27/3/20

Help for businesses and individuals

The UK government has launched a new online platform to help businesses access financial support during the coronavirus pandemic at: Government  support finder tool for businesses

Top up to local business grant funds scheme

Government Business Support campaign

Covid-19: Support for businesses

Covid-19: guidance for employers and businesses

HMRC helpline to support businesses

Budget 2020 support for those affected by Covid-19

British Business Bank – business interruption loan guarantee scheme

Business rates relief

Bank of England Covid Corporate Financing Facility

Working Tax Credits increased from 6 April 2020

HM Government permission for Pubs / Restaurants to act as Take Aways

Temporary relaxation of Drivers Hours / Working Time Rules


TechForce19 grants for firms to help people stay at home

Paying your tax bill

If you cannot pay your tax bill

Help with paying your utility bills

Domestic supply of energy help

Financial help for the self employed

Employment support allowance for those who are ill

Job seekers allowance

Universal credit

Leisure and Tourism

Hospitality workers support

Landlords and tenants

Complete ban on evictions

Company law

Companies House – if you need more time to file your company accounts

Business support groups

The Federation of Small Businesses

ICAEW Coronavirus Hub

Confederation of British Industry

Personal health

NHS Coronavirus page

Department of Health and Social Care

World Health Organisation

Free access to online NHS services

Employer provided welfare services tax free

Working from home

ThinkIT – Think Security

Travel advice

Foreign Office advice

We will continue to regularly update our website with any further information on the latest announcements. Please remember, we are here to support you in these challenging times.


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