Coronavirus (COVID-19) – how can we help (from a business perspective)?

Assuring you that Chalmers & Co is fully committed to the health and well-being of our staff and clients and that we will be doing everything we can to minimise disruption whilst we continue to offer the same standard of service that we always have. We are keeping an extremely close eye on the latest government guidance.

First and foremost – we are here to help. It’s an exceptional time, with considerable uncertainty, yet one thing is certain we all want our businesses to come out the other side of this issue with the minimum disruption. It’s an incredibly tall order, but let’s start with the end in mind. One element that is so difficult to comprehend is the rate of change, weekly, daily, and now hourly. Anything we hear that we believe could impact you, we’ll endeavour to let you know. If you hear something you want to discuss, please call.

Government support

Firstly, the Government have set aside funds to support businesses who need financial help at this time. Due to the speed at which things are moving, details are not complete at this stage but in principle the funds are available through the British Business Bank £1bn Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The Government announced a number of measures in their recent budget to try to help businesses cope with COVID-19.  These include help with Statutory Sick Pay for small employers and increased support under Time To Pay (TTP) arrangements which can help spread the settlement of tax liabilities, including VAT and PAYE.  The HMRC Tax Helpline number is: 0800 0159 559.

Our Team

If there is something you wish to talk through or discuss, then do not hesitate to get in touch. It is important that we do this together. It is not going to be easy for any of us, but  we are committed to offer support wherever we can. We all want to get through this, and to do that we must remain calm and work through the challenges that come our way.

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