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Category: Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Vaccines are not the only weapons we can deploy to get our lives back to normal.

It has been a long year and being isolated from others is beginning to feel like a way of life. Working from home, treating Zoom as a routine way of communicating not just with the office but with friends and loved ones. We’ve been getting so used to standing apart and talking through masks, avoiding…
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Goods Imported From The EU & China To GB: Taxes, Tariffs & Timeframes

Overview Some GB companies that import goods from the EU are experiencing delays due to problems and apparent anomalies with UK taxes, tariffs and other costs. This briefing will clarify some of these issues – but they relate only to importing organisations based in GB (England, Scotland and Wales); there are different arrangements for NI…
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BUILDING LEGACIES BRIEFING – 30/03/2021

Repayment of Coronavirus Business Interruption/Bounce Back Loans… And A Preview of A New Government Support Scheme Overview Several companies that took out loans under the Government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) or the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) will now be approaching the end of their 12-month interest-free periods. They are, or will soon…
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BUILDING LEGACIES: UK BUDGET BRIEFING – 03/03/2021

INTRODUCTION This Budget – delayed from November 2020 because of the Coronavirus pandemic – sought to give clarity to continuing and extending a range of fiscal and monetary measures, designed primarily to support people and companies over the next six months. It also set out the Government’s broad-brush intentions on tax and spending for the…
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Building Legacies Covid-19 Briefing – January 5th 2021

Extra Financial Support for Businesses Following the introduction of the new Covid-19 lockdown in England, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, has announced further financial help for businesses that are affected. The package, worth £4.6 billion, will come as grants aimed at supporting businesses and protecting jobs. Here is a summary of the new…
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BUILDING LEGACIES COVID BRIEFING – 5th November 2020

On Saturday 31st October the Prime Minister announced that the Government would be seeking Parliamentary approval for the introduction of a four-week ‘lockdown’ in England, starting at 12.01 am on Thursday 5th November 2020 and ending at 11.59 pm on Wednesday 2nd December. The changes are being introduced in response to the worsening Covid-19 situation…
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Building Legacies Briefing: Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Announcements

The Key Measures: The Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be expanded to support businesses across the UK that are required to close their premises due to Coronavirus restrictions. The Government will pay two-thirds of employees’ salaries to protect jobs over the coming months. Cash grants for businesses required to close in local lockdowns will also…
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Premises and Venues Required by Law to Record Contact Details

From the Friday, 18 September 2020 it will be formally mandatorily for premises and venues across England to have a system in place to record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff in the latest move to break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. Businesses and other public settings where people meet socially including…
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Step by Step Guide for Employers

The government have released a guide to explains the information that employers need to provide to need to provide to HMRC to make a claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. It also provided information on the process involved. Please note that if you are an employer making a claim, you need to follow the…
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Help and Support If Your Business Is Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update 14/08/2020

The government have released a set of videos and will be hosting free webinars so you can learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus. Videos To view the videos and find out more about the different schemes available, click the headings below: Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention…
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