Government support for individuals and businesses from the impact of Coronavirus.

Ward Williams is prepared for continuing timely support to our clients. We have identified the requirements for each area of the business to function and we are able to provide the appropriate resources to assist your business.

There is a wide range of financial support available under the Government’s economic rescue package, but it can be difficult to identify the measures most relevant for your specific circumstances. Ward Williams provide a simple overview of the most common financial issues arising for businesses and individuals affected by COVID-19. Read our latest newsletter For further info ...

Updated 29th May 2020 Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will apply a month earlier than expected. From 1 July the scheme will allow part-time working, but staff must have been furloughed by 10 June to be eligible. The Chancellor has announced the government’s plans to change the CJRS which will now be re-engineered to support businesses sending staff back ...

Updated 29th May 2020 Download PDF If you are self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus, find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant. The scheme currently allows you to claim a taxable grant of 80% of your average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months, capped at £7,500 in total. I ...

On 27 April 2020 the UK's seven largest small business lenders announced they had relaxed their evidence requirements for applications to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The lenders will use their own information when processing and approving applications, rather than relying on businesses providing forecasts and business plans. In a joint statement ...

The UK government launched an online platform to help businesses access financial support during the COVID-19 crisis. The Coronavirus Business Support Finder Tool will guide businesses through the range of loans, tax reliefs and cash grants to combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 lockdown. The tool asks business owners to fill out a short online questionnaire. ...

Updated 20th May 2020 The government introduced a temporary new law allowing employees and workers to carry over up to 4 weeks paid holiday over a 2 year period. This law was brought in to support key industries where employees are unable to take their holiday due to COVID-19. This law applies for any holiday an employee does not take because of the Coronavirus, for example i ...

Download this article Updated 13th May 2020 The government has published OUR PLAN TO REBUILD:The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, setting out its roadmap to bring the UK out of Covid-19 lockdown. The proposals on work are set out and take effect from today. They state:- “For the foreseeable future, workers should continue to work from home rather than their norma ...

HMRC has updated the process for obtaining a government gateway ID for the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). In the week where HMRC starts contacting taxpayers about their eligibility for support under SEISS, it has changed the process by which IDs to access the government gateway are created to avoid delays. Taxpayers who already have a government gateway ID whi ...

The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October, the Chancellor announced today (Tuesday 12 May 2020). In summary: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until the end of October Furloughed workers across the UK will continue to receive 80% of their current salary, up to £2,500 per month New flexibility will be introduce ...

Everybody should make a Will during their lifetime and more importantly review their Wills on a regular basis. In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever that the opportunity is taken to review your circumstances and prepare a Will. A Will puts you in control and enables you to protect the interests of your family and ensure your wishes are carried out after you ...