To all clients, partners & contacts,
We wanted to take time to share with you our plans regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and measures we are taking to reduce risk to all of our stakeholders.
We have been watching the news closely and keeping up-to-date with the latest statements issued by our government regarding appropriate actions businesses are advised to take.
Reducing risk and supporting our clients:
We have taken the decision to operate a reduced “in-office” workforce, essentially to lower the number of people in one location. As you will be aware, we have invested heavily in cloud technology over the last number of years which enables a large proportion of our staff the ability to work from home and as such you should experience no difference in service level.
In addition, we would like to encourage all clients, suppliers and contacts to consider the use of Skype, Zoom or equivalent when looking to arrange meetings with any staff member.
Measures to mitigate the effect of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As COVID-19 has become such an unprecedented situation, the Government has put in place measures to try and help small business. These include:
- £12 billion package of tax and spending measures including grants and hardship funds for people a businesses affected.
- Statutory Sick Pay to be payable from first day’s absence and fully funded by the Government for 14 days.
- Business rates relief for the next year increased from 50% to 100% for retail businesses with rateable values up to £51,000.
We are on hand to help interpret or access these funds should you feel that you need any assistance.
By the same token, if you have any other questions on the impact COVID-19 will have on your business or financial situation, then please do not hesitate to contact us.