You may have already seen the update on Friday, but I thought I would summarise the main points, and hopefully this can give you all some foundation to base any decisions on for the immediate future. Many of our clients return to some form of trading this week, and others now have some idea of how the route back to trading looks for them over the coming weeks and months. Whatever this looks like for you, we hope that things can return to some level of normality for us all as quickly as possible, and businesses are back to full strength soon. If you need any assistance with planning for the road ahead, please get in touch.
I am getting in touch today to summarise some of the support that is currently available. The reason we are putting out so many updates, is to furnish you with enough information to get access to the funds and support that you are entitled to, however you then need to act on this if you want to receive the support. The support WILL NOT be paid automatically and you are required to submit applications for every one of the schemes, unfortunately we have been told that we ARE NOT able to assist with the application directly, which is why we are trying our best to point you in the right direction and give you as much information to hopefully make it a little easier for you to get access to these funds.
COVID-19 Update 04/05/2020
As promised, we are sending over an update on the guidance update released today, both the Eligibility Test for the Self Employment Support Scheme and the Business Bounce Back Loan Scheme Application Process have went live today, and details are featured below.
Coronavirus Update 02/05/2020
Just a quick update on some information we were sent tonight by our Regulatory Body, the Certified Public Accountants Association on what is to be expected when the Self Employed Income Support Scheme goes live and we have detailed this below.
Coronavirus Update 30/04/2020
Today the Scottish Government announced the eligibility criteria and launched the application process for the additional funding support. I have summarised the details below, as always you can get in touch if you have any questions about your specific situation.
COVID-19 update - 25/04/2020
I hope you have all been enjoying the sunshine today, making heading into another weekend of lockdown a little easier for some of us.
There has been a further announcement this week from the Scottish Government which will bring long awaited support to newly self employed individuals as well as further support for Creative industries, Hospitality and Tourism. I have outlined the limited information that has been released so far, below, and I will send out another update as soon as the eligibility criteria becomes available or application process becomes live.
COVID-19 update - 19/04/2020
I hope you have all been having a restful weekend. I'm providing an update on the information ahead of the furlough scheme launch tomorrow.
COVID-19 update - 15/04/2020
I hope you are all still healthy and safe as we approach the end of another week in lockdown! According to the statistics today, it seems UK deaths are down slightly from yesterday, which may indicate that we are reaching a peak in the pandemic, but they have also said that high death numbers will continue for a period of time, and this will not encourage the relaxing of social distancing measures. We extend our heart-felt thanks to the NHS and all front line workers, who are risking their lives to care for the sick, and will be forever indebted to them.
Thank you for your patience, and apologies that we haven't been in touch since last week. The truth is, we didn't have any new information to give you, and we have been concentrating our efforts in getting through outstanding self assessments for clients to ensure that all self assessments for the 2018-19 period are filed before the 23rd of this month, to guarantee that they will be able to get the Government support on offer.