Falkirk and COVID-19

Falkirk’s once busy shopping hub with a thriving night time economy is now largely deserted – but it’s reassuring to know that support is there for Falkirk’s business community and town centre residents during the coronavirus lockdown. Falkirk Delivers is providing valuable support to local firms and town centre residents during the Covid-19 outbreak by…

HMRC Time To Pay

All businesses and self-employed people in financial distress, and with outstanding tax liabilities, may be eligible to receive support with their tax affairs through HMRC’s Time To Pay service. These arrangements are agreed on a case-by-case basis and are tailored to individual circumstances and liabilities.   ELIGIBILITY You are eligible if your business: pays tax…

Business Insurance (COVID-19)

Most commercial insurance policies are unlikely to cover pandemics or unspecified notifiable diseases, such as Covid-19. Businesses which have an insurance policy that covers government ordered closure and pandemics or government ordered closure and unspecified notifiable disease should be able to make a claim (subject to terms and conditions of their policy). Notifiable diseases: On…

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (COVID-19)

You can claim for wages online through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. If you cannot maintain your current workforce because your operations have been severely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), you can furlough employees and apply for a grant that covers 80% of their usual monthly wage costs, up to £2,500 a month, plus the associated Employer…

VAT Payment Deferrals (COVID-19)

The next quarter of VAT payments for businesses have been deferred by HMRC until the end of June 2020 at least. If you’re a UK VAT registered business and have a VAT payment due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020, you have the option to: defer the payment until a later date pay…

Statutory Sick Pay (COVID 19)

Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19) If you’re an employer, find out if you can use the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to claim back employees’ coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-back-statutory-sick-pay-paid-to-employees-due-to-coronavirus-covid-19#history To claim : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-back-statutory-sick-pay-paid-to-your-employees-due-to-coronavirus-covid-19 BACK TO RESOURCES

Commercial Rent and Landlords (COVID-19)

If your business has been closed or impacted by Coronavirus, you might be able to agree a rent holiday or rent payment deferral with your landlord. The Coronavirus Scotland Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs, Michael Russell MSP, on 31 March 2020. This…