NEW Sage Coronavirus Hub for your practice and clients

31st Mar 2020
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We’ve created a Coronavirus Hub to be your go-to place for the help and advice you and your clients need during this uncertain time. Be sure to check back for regular updates as the situation evolves. 

As a partner to over one million UK businesses, we understand the impact that coronavirus is having on accountants and bookkeepers, and we want to do whatever we can to help you tackle this challenging situation.

We’re here for you

Our 3,000 strong UK-based team are already at home and working hard to keep the technology and expert support services you rely on operating normally. We’re helping thousands of practices and their clients get the answers they need, either through our webchat, live Q&As, daily webinars or over the phone.

You can also access expert help and advice on your Sage products, including support with Payroll Year End for your clients, via our Help Centre

Understanding UK Government Support

The UK Government has announced various schemes to help businesses overcome the financial challenges of the coronavirus, including:

  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to reimburse furloughed employees for 80% of wages (up to £2,500 per month) who, due to coronavirus impacts, would otherwise have lost their jobs
  • Business rates holiday (for specific industries) to provide 1-year relief and help ease the impact of coronavirus
  • Income Tax and VAT payment deferral to allow businesses to delay Income Tax self-assessment payments from July 2020 to January 2021, and suspend VAT payments between 20th March and 30th June to the end of the tax year

Visit our Coronavirus Hub for a straightforward guide to these schemes, who they’re for and how you can access them. Look out for free daily webinars designed specifically for accountants and bookkeepers, where our expert team can walk you through the details and answer any questions you have about how these schemes can benefit your practice and clients. 

Sage Support Resources

We’ve collated the latest help and support resources to provide the latest information and advice for your practice and clients:

Other useful resources

Live Q&A – Access to Sage experts exclusively dealing with queries from Bookkeepers and Accountants

Welcome hub – resource including guides and videos to help onboard colleagues and clients onto Sage products

Training & certification –  Lots of courses for Accountants & Bookkeepers for free from Sage University, if you don’t already have a log on follow instructions here.

Accountant and Bookkeepers hub – Access to the latest news, advice & support on offer

Involve your clients

Share http://www.sage.com/uk/coronavirus with your clients, and encourage them to join our free daily webinars for small businesses, so they get direct access to the help they need.