COVID-19: What are the options when furlough ends?

Although we still don’t know when lockdown restrictions will be lifted, it is worth organisations starting to plan for the end of the furlough period – particularly if you are unlikely to have a full workload to occupy your entire team.  We look at the options available to businesses when the furlough scheme finishes. 

COVID-19: Business Rates Relief

The Chancellor has announced a raft of measures designed to help businesses during the coronavirus crisis.  One of the headline measures announced in the Spring Budget was the Business Rates Holiday - 100% relief from Business Rates for retail, leisure and hospitality businesses in England for 2020/21. 

COVID-19: Travel to Work

To clarify the situation regarding travel – travel for work purposes is currently permitted, but only where you cannot work from home and provided you are not showing coronavirus symptoms and neither you nor any of your household are self-isolating. 


Directors will naturally be concerned as to their conduct during the current pandemic. Trying to do the right thing by the company’s employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders whilst ensuring ongoing compliance with their fiduciary duties will be challenging, however, changes are being made to the insolvency regime to provide directors with breathing space to explore their options, whilst protecting them from risk of personal liability.

Coronavirus: specific measures and support for the charity sector

Understandably, charities are concerned about the current coronavirus crisis, which will impact on both the work they are able to undertake, and income to generate. Many do not have sufficient cash reserves. With the NCVO announcing that the charity sector could lose at least £4bn over the next 12 weeks, we want to ensure our charity clients are aware of the measures and support available to you during this time. We will keep this page updated and urge you to get in contact if you have further questions on the below.