Like everyone else on AccountingWEB, the editorial team has been chasing our tails and contacting all the sources we know to get definitive, accurate information about all the business support measures being announced.
Our Coronavirus page has been helpful during the past week to pick up useful advice, questions for the government and examples of how the virus is affecting AccountingWEB members, but so much is happening so quickly that it is sometimes difficult to keep up.
To help cut down on confusion and time wasted hunting for clarifications, it seemed like a sensible idea to share useful links we have found and to round up your suggestions for useful resources.
Due to constantly changing government responses, the supply of information has been intermittent – you can tell the civil servants are working flat out on these matters by the way it’s all been appearing. Nevertheless, Gov.uk has created a very useful Covid-19 Business support reference page, where you can sign up for daily email updates.
- Financial Reporting Council guidance
- Companies House guidance
- Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) - British Business Bank
Official documentation can often be released in a haphazard way and focus more on the legislative requirements than on what businesses and their advisers need to do in a particular situation. The business support update page maintained by our colleagues at PracticeWeb is an excellent place to check for daily summaries, but other resources are available too, including:
Other sites to monitor include:
- ICAEW Covid-19 advice for business
- AAT help and information
- ACCA coronavirus hub
- British Chambers of Commerce coronavirus hub
- ICB coronavirus hub
- Supporting your workforce during the coronvarius - HRZone
- Delivering customer service during COVID-19 - My Customer
The big software companies have pulled out the stops too to support their customers. Further details can be found at:
- Sage advice and support
- QuickBooks small business support
- BrightPay guidance
- Xero Business Continuity Hub
- Company Rescue – maintained by KSA
- Begbies Traynor help centre
That’s a basic starter pack. Much of the information is coming from the same sources, so there are overlaps and occasional conflicts between what has just been announced and reported measures that have been overtaken by events. What sources have you been relying on? Share them below so we can all benefit from access to the best, most up-to-date information. Many thanks and good luck in the weeks ahead.