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Coronavirus

Advice & support for your business during the coronavirus outbreak

The outbreak of coronavirus has created a rapidly-changing trading environment, with new announcements and measures being rolled out all the time. We’ll be updating this page with information and resources for supporting your business, but please continue to keep up to date with Gov.UK, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Office Clearance

A Step-by-Step Guide to Office Clearance

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Office Clearance

If you want to downsize your office, here's a step-by-step guide to office clearance by the experts at AnyJunk, covering everything from choosing a clearance firm to documentation

5 Tips for Starting a Hospitality Business in 2021

5 Tips for Starting a Hospitality Business in 2021

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5 Tips for Starting a Hospitality Business in 2021

Here's everything you need to know about starting a hospitality business in 2021, from writing a post-lockdown business plan to embracing technology

How Hotels Can Use Tech to Drive Revenue

How Hotels Can Use Tech to Drive Revenue

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How Hotels Can Use Tech to Drive Revenue

Peter King of Dialog360 outlines five innovative ways technology can help hotel owners ride out the pandemic and come out stronger, from cloud communication to contactless payments

What Is the New VAT Reverse Charge?

What Is the New VAT Reverse Charge?

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What Is the New VAT Reverse Charge?

The new 2021 VAT reverse charge impacts how VAT-registered businesses operating under CIS process their invoices. Here's everything you need to know

A Guide to The Recovery Loan Scheme

A Guide to The Recovery Loan Scheme

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A Guide to The Recovery Loan Scheme

Here's a guide to the Recovery Loan Scheme for small, medium, and large UK businesses, including key features, eligibility criteria, and how to apply

Creating Consumer Trust for Ecommerce in 2021

Creating Consumer Trust for Ecommerce in 2021

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Creating Consumer Trust for Ecommerce in 2021

Jon Higham of Medicine Direct outlines the importance of building consumer trust online so your business can keep trading during the Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19: Marketing Your Business in 2021

Covid-19: Marketing Your Business in 2021

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Covid-19: Marketing Your Business in 2021

When it comes to communicating with customers during the pandemic, marketing can help small businesses get back on their feet that bit quicker. Here’s how

How to Use PR to Maximize Reach in 2021

How to Use PR to Maximize Reach in 2021

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How to Use PR to Maximize Reach in 2021

Ellen Widdup, ​Editorial Director of Prominent PR, explores how PR has fundamentally changed as a result of the pandemic and why SMEs should alter their approach for 2021

Covid-19: How Accountants Can Support SMEs

Covid-19: How Accountants Can Support SMEs

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Covid-19: How Accountants Can Support SMEs

Elizabeth Hughes of Pandle outlines the many ways an accountant can provide practical guidance to help business owners weather the Covid-19 storm

Commercial Contracts & Acting Responsibly

Commercial Contracts & Acting Responsibly

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Commercial Contracts & Acting Responsibly

Evie Clemance of Backhouse Solicitors talks us through government guidance on acting responsibly when enforcing contractual arrangements during the Covid-19 pandemic

Optimising Your Ecommerce Strategy for 2021

Optimising Your Ecommerce Strategy for 2021

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Optimising Your Ecommerce Strategy for 2021

The pandemic has fundamentally changed the way consumers spend their money. With this in mind, Maura Monaghan takes a look at how SMEs can adapt their ecommerce strategy

Targeting Leads in the Run-up to Black Friday

Targeting Leads in the Run-up to Black Friday

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Targeting Leads in the Run-up to Black Friday

With this year's Black Friday being fully digital, Demi Edmunds of TextAnywhere outlines five strategies to help UK SMEs target high-quality leads

Talk Money Week: Support for Business Owners

Talk Money Week: Support for Business Owners

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Talk Money Week: Support for Business Owners

We take a look at how business owners can cultivate healthy conversations about money, along with outlining three steps to achieve stable cash flow

An SME's Guide to Trading Through Lockdown

An SME's Guide to Trading Through Lockdown

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An SME's Guide to Trading Through Lockdown

We take a look at some of the platforms small business owners can use in order to keep trading safely during lockdown

How to Rebuild Business Reputation

How to Rebuild Business Reputation

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How to Rebuild Business Reputation

Angela Podmore, CEO and Founder of Kinetic Communications, discusses how SMEs can work to rebuild their reputation amid times of unrest

A Guide to Apprenticeships & The Kickstart Scheme

A Guide to Apprenticeships & The Kickstart Scheme

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A Guide to Apprenticeships & The Kickstart Scheme

Simon Thomas of Ridgefield Consulting​ covers everything employers need to know about taking on an apprentice in 2021, including the government's new Kickstart Scheme

Covid-19: Making Ethical Business Decisions

Covid-19: Making Ethical Business Decisions

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Covid-19: Making Ethical Business Decisions

Michelle Wright, Founder and CEO of one of the UK’s first B Corporations, discusses the importance of making ethical business decisions in times of hardship

Covid-19: New Ways of Professional Networking

Covid-19: New Ways of Professional Networking

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Covid-19: New Ways of Professional Networking

Social distancing measures have drastically changed the way we connect with each other, making professional networking much trickier. Here are some alternatives

Combatting Loneliness & Isolation Amongst Staff

Combatting Loneliness & Isolation Amongst Staff

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Combatting Loneliness & Isolation Amongst Staff

With unprecedented numbers of UK employees working from home, many have found themselves facing social isolation and loneliness. Here's what employers can do to help

Wrongful Trading Rules During Covid-19

Wrongful Trading Rules During Covid-19

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Wrongful Trading Rules During Covid-19

Jon Munnery of UK Liquidators talks us through the temporary suspension of wrongful trading rules for businesses experiencing financial struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic