Latest updates

28 May 2020

Scottish Government increases funding support

It was announced on 26 May that further measures are being taken by the Scottish Government to support businesses adversely affected by coronavirus.

27 May 2020

Claiming back employees’ coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

The scheme was originally launched in April and the portal opened for applications on Tuesday, 26 May.

19 May 2020

Support for start-up/early-stage businesses

The UK Government has recently announced £1.25bn of support for start-up/early-stage businesses.

19 May 2020

The New UK Global Tariff

Reducing import costs for UK businesses

12 May 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended until October

Today, 12 May, the Chancellor announced that the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will remain open until the end of October.

12 May 2020

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Relief from import duties

08 May 2020

New loan fund for SME housebuilders announced by Scottish Government for loans up to £1million

"The fund is complementary to other loans available"

06 May 2020

HMRC Self-Employed Income Support Scheme – how to claim

HMRC have now issued further guidance on how to access the self-employed grant, which has been introduced as a result of COVID-19.

05 May 2020

Funding Circle added to list of accredited CBILS lenders

"giving businesses another route to access the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)."

04 May 2020

Good governance guidance for public sector organisations during COVID-19

Good governance is more important than ever, but this involves adapting to best fit the circumstances (internal, local and national).

30 April 2020

Changes to the reporting of disposals of residential property for UK residents

"From 6 April 2020, the disposal of residential property will need to be reported to HM Revenue and Customs within 30 days of sale."

28 April 2020

UK Government announces 100% state-backed loans for small and medium sized businesses

"The Government will be working with lenders to ensure loans are delivered as quickly as possible through a network of accredited lenders."

22 April 2020

Distressed SMEs and newly self-employed given lifeline by Scottish Government

Further details of how the £100 million support package will be broken down.

18 April 2020

Furloughing and the Job Retention Scheme

How can we help?

17 April 2020

Further update: Job Retention Scheme

The Chancellor has made a Treasury Direction under Section 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020.

15 April 2020

Further financial support announced by the Scottish Government

It has been announced around £220 million of additional grants are being made available.

09 April 2020

Company Car Benefit in Kind during Coronavirus

With many company car drivers now working from home or being furloughed, what happens to their company car benefit?

09 April 2020

Further update: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Further to our insight issued on 30 March 2020 on the introduction to the Job Retention Scheme (JRS), HMRC has now published additional guidance.

09 April 2020

Customs Special Procedures

Potential Changes from 1 January 2021

30 March 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Government has now published further information about the operation of the Job Retention Scheme (JRS).