Covid-19 Hub

ABG's goal is to ensure that we are helping you to minimise the business and other financial risks caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Our team are doing all that they can to proactively help you navigate your way through this challenging time.

Many of our clients have raised questions about how their business should respond to COVID-19 in the immediate future.  Whilst we cannot take into account of each of our clients’ particular circumstances when providing generic information the articles below provide a general overview of our current understanding.   

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

What is the coronavirus job retention scheme

* Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay rebate Scheme to open on 26 May 2020 (Added 20/5) 

* Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended until October 2020 (Added 12/5)

* HMRC Update - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (28/4)

* CJRS what duties can directors still perform whilst qualifying for furlough (Added 22/4)

* How to apply for the CJRS and how to calculate pay, overtime, pensions, NI and bonuses (Added 22/4)

* Coronavirus Job retention scheme and calculating holiday pay (Added 22/4)

* Help to claim under the CJRS (Job Retention Scheme) (Added 20/4)

* Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended to 30 June 2020 (Added 20/4) 

* What is the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?

* How do you furlough employees?

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Business Interruption Checklist  

Everything business owners need to know about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme


Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme


* Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) (Added 4/5, edit 5/5)

 * Bounce back loan scheme for small businesses (Added 28/4)

* 100% Government backed loans for small businesses (Added 28/4)

* Launch of CLBILS - Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (Added 20/4)

* Additional information on CLBILS (Added 21/4)

* How do you make an application under CBILS and what information do you need? 

Covid-19 advice for employers 

* What is the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme?


Other - (Including Business Rates Relief) 

* Plans to reopen retail in June (added 26/5)

* Managing a business through Covid-19 and the "new norm" (added 5/4)

How do I apply for Business Rates Relief?

 * Support for Early Years Nurseries 

 * Coronavirus - Government funding for start-up businesses (Added 20/4)

* Covid-19 Small Business Grant Fund (Updated 20/4)

 * Start up help is on the way - £500m future fund (Added 19/5)

* Additional £40m for cutting edge start-ups (Added 20/5)

 Self employed

* Self employed support scheme opens today 13 May (added 13/5)

* Check to see if you are eligible to make a claim under the self-employed income Support Grant (Added 6/5)

* Making a self employed income claim under the Coronavirus SEIS scheme (Added 5/4)

* Further details of the self-employed grant scheme (Added 5/5/)

Self-employed Income Support Scheme - grant factsheet 

What expenses can I claim working from home and are they taxable during the Covid-19 Pandemic?

* What is the Self Employed Income Support Scheme?



 * How does the deferral of VAT payments under the Covid-19 scheme work?

How does my business apply for a VAT payment holiday?

* Duties and VAT waived on import of certain medical supplies



Can I delay my July tax payment on account?

Can I apply for extra time to pay my tax liabilities? 



Update on the relaxation of financial solvency rules during the Covid-19 Pandemic


  Helping business trade during and after lockdown

Trading during and after lockdown - how ABG can help

If you have a specific questions or you require assistance please contact our team on 020 7330 0000 and we will be able to assist you. 

We would also remind you that ABG works very closely with a number of business professionals so if we are not able to help you directly we will be able to put you in contact with someone that can.   We are in this together.