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Other Government guidance and support for business, including furlough schemeOther Government guidance and support for business, including furlough scheme

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response. This is Government's more general advice on how it is responding to COVID-19.

Advice for businesses

Working safely

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) updated 24 June 2020. On helping employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the pandemic. Includes COVID-19 risk assessments which employers need to do and publish to be 'COVID-19 Secure'.

Opening certain businesses and venues in England from 4 July 2020, published 23 June 2020.

Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP - Podcast -returning to work, post-lockdown -

HSE guidance - Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak

HSE guidance - Regulating occupational health and safety during the coronavirus outbreak

Financial support

COVID-19: financial support for businessesupdated 29 April 2020, which describes the Chancellor's package of support for businesses covering job retention, VAT and Income Tax, sick pay, business rates, and temporary loans and financing.

Guidance: Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) Watch videos and register for the free webinars, updated 19 June 2020.

Guidance - Apply for the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme, updated 28 May 2020.

Guidance - Apply for a coronavirus Bounce Back Loan, updated 4 May 2020. This scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) to apply for loans of up to £50,000.

Deferral of VAT payments due to coronavirus (COVID-19), updated 18 June 2020.

Guidance - Check which expenses are taxable if your employee works from home due to coronavirus (COVID-19), updated 12 June 2020.

Guidance - Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support grant funding - guidance for businesses, updated 29 May 2020.

News story, Major changes to insolvency law come into force, published 29 June 2020.

Workforce, annual leave, SSP, apprenticeships

Guidance - Check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19), updated 25 June 2020.

SSP Online Claim Service through Government Gateway updated 29 May 2020.

Key workers to be allowed to carry over unused statutory annual leave during COVID-19 into the next 2 leave years, press announcement 27 March 2020

Guidance - Holiday entitlement and pay during coronavirus (COVID-19), published 13 May 2020.

Guidance - Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus outbreak, updated 2 June 2020.

Furlough scheme (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme)

Collection, Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, updated frequently.

News story, Parents returning to work after extended leave eligible for furlough, published 9 June 2020. This applies after 10 June cut off date, subject to conditions.

Revised guidance for employers on the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Schemeupdated 1 July 2020.

Step by step guide for employers to CJRS, updated 22 June 2020. YouTube video for employers

Guidance - Steps to take before calculating your claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, updated 1 July 2020.

HMRC links to getting help with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, 20 April 2020.

Direction from HM Treasury to HM Revenue and Customs (various) updated 26 June 2020.

COVID-19 Updates and briefings by Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP on various topics, including the CJRS and SSP.

Podcast by Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP on Flexible Furlough - How will it work?dated 17 June 2020.

Guidance - Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, updated 1 July 2020, which sets out how the scheme will operate, from the employee's perspective.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has issued Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for employers, undated, which considers selecting employees fairly for furlough or redundancy.


Check if you can claim a grant through the coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme, updated 22 June 2020. This scheme is for people who are self-employed or part of a partnership that has lost income due to the coronavirus outbreak and is subject to conditions.

Schools and Education

Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students, updated: 4 June 2020.

Guidance - What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak, published 11 June 2020.

Guidance - Opening schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June: guidance for parents and carers, updated 11 June 2020.

Guidance - Critical workers who can access schools or educational settings. updated 16 June 2020.This confirms which categories of workers will be able to continue to send their children to school during COVID-19. Guidance applicable to 31 May 2020.

The Department for Education's The Skills Toolkit online training courses help people furloughed or in lockdown acquire new skills. The course covers basic maths, computer coding, getting started online, digital skills, producing online content and online marketing.


Coronavirus (COVID-19): MOTs for cars, vans and motorcycles due from 30 March 2020, gives vehicle owners a 6-month exemption, updated 29 June 2020.

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