COVID-19 Resource Centre

Whyfield is a modern firm of accountants in Cornwall. While providing full accounting services to our clients, we spent most of 2020 supporting businesses who needed extra help and support during the pandemic. Find out how we can support your business as we get started with 2021.​

 

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Keep Updated with Vital Funding and Support

As businesses continue to face interruption from coronavirus, Whyfield has created a collection of key resources to make sure that you and your business are fully supported during the pandemic. All advice and guidance we provide are based on that from the UK government at the time of publishing, but our team is also ready to take any questions you have and help you through this difficult time.

News Updates

We will be updating our News section with appropriate information for you and your business during the coronavirus pandemic. Take a look, we’re sure you’ll find something useful, from our regular funding updates (also found here) and our tips on dealing with the difficult changes happening at the moment.

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A Pandemic Financial Plan for all the Family

A pandemic financial plan will help you support the family while looking after your children and parents during the pandemic. Paul Morgan & Associates Wealth Management give their insights.

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SEISS Third Grant Now Available

The rules on who is eligible to claim have changed. Read our update to get the latest on the scheme and who is now eligible to claim for the third Self-employment Income Support grant.

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Furlough Extended until December 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was due to end on 31 October 2020. Due to the country going back into lockdown, it has been extended until December 2020. Read the latest details here.

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Redundancy Business Start-up Sessions

If you are out of work and think that self-employment, or maybe even turning a hobby into a business might be a route for you, know that we are offering a Start-up Session at no cost.

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Job Retention Bonus

The government are rewarding employers who sustained the employment of any staff members claimed for under the Job Retention Scheme. Find out more including eligibility and how to claim.

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Job Support Scheme: Update

Find out everything we know so far about the Government's Job Support Scheme. We have all the latest updates on how the scheme works, eligibility for employers and how you can claim.

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Job Support Scheme

The Chancellor has announced a Job Support Scheme to replace the Job Retention Scheme. This comes with other support initiatives, all ready to begin in November. A respite may be coming.

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Coronavirus QR poster

Use this service to create a QR code for display at your business. Visitors can scan it using the Government's new track and trace app when they visit. Everyone will be notified should a case arise.

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Second Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

On 17 August 2020, the Second Self-Employment Income Support Scheme opens. We have outlined the details you need to remember when applying for the second funding in this scheme.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Changes

Stage two of the Job Retention Scheme comes into play from 1 July 2020. From this date onwards, there will be some key differences that you will need to know about within the scheme.

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Changes

On 12 June 2020, an update was announced on changes to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. Read about the changes, including how you can apply for the second phase.

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Back to Work Checklist

This COVID-19 checklist covers all the schemes available in the UK right now that will aid your business in the current climate. Download the checklist today to ensure you are covered.

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Important Dates to Remember

Whether you are preparing for your return to work or have already done so, there are some important dates approaching regarding coronavirus funding schemes that we recommend keeping in mind.

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Furlough Scheme to Close in October

Extension details to the Job Retention Scheme have been released. Find out what the Government will continue to pay as furloughed employees return to work and all the latest details.

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Second Boost for Self-Employed

The Chancellor has said self-employed workers across the UK will be able to access a second lump sum of cash from the Government to cover lost income during lockdown. Get the latest here.

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New Guidance for Retailers

Guidance for retailers has been updated following the latest announcement on 25 May. Find out how you need to prepare and make your premises ‘Covid secure’ before reopening to the public.

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Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Applications for the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme are open. The scheme will repay employers Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees with Covid-19 related sickness since 13 March 2020.

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Grants for Small Businesses in Cornwall

Cornwall has received around £13.5m from the Government in grants for small businesses. Standard grants of £10,000 will be available to ensure money is distributed as quickly as possible.

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Claiming coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay

Employers with fewer than 250 employees will be able to claim coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from 26 May 2020. Visit the Government website to find out if and how you can claim.

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Future Fund: Applications open from 20th May

The Future Fund supports innovative UK companies that are essential in ensuring the UK retains its world-leading position in science, innovation and technology. Find out everything about the fund.

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Furlough Scheme Extended

With the extension of the Job Retention Scheme, we have written an update with the key information about the changes. Find out what the extension involves and how it will affect businesses.

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

See our guide to funding for self-employed individuals. Find out eligibility for the scheme and about the Government's online eligibility checker. Download our document and follow the links provided.

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Restarting business: How to create a safe workplace

The Government have provided guidance on creating a safe workplace for you and your employees including for people who work in, visit or deliver to other people's homes.

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Restarting business: Will you be ready?

The British Chamber of Commerce Impact Tracker has revealed the latest stats regarding UK businesses and their readiness to return to usual. See how close businesses say they are to restarting.

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Self-Employment Income Support eligibility

HMRC will start contacting those eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme this week. Find out if you are eligible for the funding using a new online tool on the Government website.

Am I eligible?

Apply for the Bounce Back Loan

We recommend applying to the Government's Bounce Back Loan Scheme. With an interest rate of 2.5%, this presents the opportunity to keep your business on track without the large payments.

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Bounce Back Loans for Small Businesses

A new government-backed loan is coming available very soon for small businesses. The new scheme will see up to £50,000 going to the UK’s smaller businesses that need vital funding immediately.

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CLBILS Goes Live and Future Funding

Our latest update tells you all you need to know about the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme. There is also new information regarding a future fund for innovative UK businesses.

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Goes Live

Up to £50m is now available for those with a turnover of over £250m, and of up to £25m for businesses with turnover from £45m up to £250m. Download the factsheet to find out how to apply.

CLBILS factsheet

Cashflow Excel Template Download

Our Director has created this easy-to-use cashflow template for you to use. There are options for both business and personal use. Download today and watch as the money saves itself.

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Coronavirus Impact Tracker

In a survey from the British Chambers of Commerce, over 70% of businesses say they have furloughed staff. Those businesses are now awaiting funds from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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Covid-19 Info Table

We have made a table of the support initiatives released to date to make it easier for you to find what you need for your business. We will keep this updated this as further help is announced.

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Government Guidance

You can find further and full guidance from HMRC on the government website. Find out if you're eligible to claim cover wages and all the details you'll need on the furlough scheme.

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Business Interruption Loan

Providers of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) have been released and are taking applications. Find out how much you can get on the British Business Bank website.

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Business Financial Support

The Government is providing financial support to businesses in need of extra help during the pandemic. Download the document from HMRC and don't miss out on vital funding for your business.

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