Latest briefings, resources and updates for our business clients

During these unprecedented times,  England and Company understand our clients will be looking to protect their business through this Coronavirus pandemic.

We are here to support you.

We will share briefings on the latest government measures and include the details (as they emerge) and offer our reaction and advice.

These can all be found below along with a number of useful links.

England and Company have 40 years experience advising business owners in good and more challenging times. We will as always continue to be there to support – our main phone number will always be answered.
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England and Company – Coronavirus Briefings

Briefing 11 – 12th August

SELF-EMPLOYED INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME (SEISS) This section of the briefing is specifically focused at out Self-Employed or Partnership member clients.  For clarity, you are not self-employed if you own shares and are a Director of a Limited company business you control. In May, those self-employed that were eligible, were able to make a grant claim […]

Briefing 10 – 17th July

As you will all no doubt know by now, Chancellor Rishi Sunak, announced ‘A Plan for Jobs’ last week. This announcement outlines how the Government plan to protect jobs and boost job creation. The Plan includes: Job Retention Bonus – HMRC will introduce a one-off payment of £1,000 to UK employers for each furloughed employee who […]

Coronavirus Briefing – 24 June 2020

Please see below our latest briefing information, Flexible Furlough  We covered this in our last Briefing but as this is due to come in next week, please see further information below: From 1‌‌ July 2020, employers will have the flexibility to bring previously furloughed employees back to work part-time. Employers can decide the hours and shift [...]

Briefing 8 – 1st June

We have not been in touch for a couple of weeks.  We hope you are all well and staying safe.  Please see below for information we hope you will find useful and that will assist in navigating your way through these turbulent times. Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme More details have now been […]

Briefing 7 – 12th May

This is a Briefing specifically focused at out Self-Employed or Partnership member clients. For clarity you are not self-employed if you own shares and are a director of a Limited companybusiness you control Self-Employed Income Support SchemeIn earlier Briefings we have advised of the detail of the above scheme.You were all sent an email with […]

Briefing 6 – 7th May

Please see below our latest Briefing, which we hope you will find useful. Bounce Back Loans (Update) This Government initiative went live on Monday 4 May and you are now able to submit Applications. In our last Brief  we were unsure about the criteria that had to be met in respect of turnover before you […]


Briefing 4 update – Tuesday 14th April We have today spoken with the Head of Benefits at Dorset Council regarding the confusion that has occurred in relation to East and North Dorset businesses claiming the rates grant. We would like to thank Dorset Council for being so proactive in its endeavours to ensure that correct information is […]

Briefing 4 – 9th April

We detail below further guidance that has been received on a number of matters since our last Briefing, including the Charity provisions announced by the Chancellor last night.  As a Practice we  don’t act for Charities per se but I know many of you hold Trustee roles as private individuals so we thought this summary […]

Briefing 3 – 27th March 2020

This Briefing concentrates on the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, albeit there is a small piece at the end on a filing extension now offered by Companies House.  Earlier Briefings deal, with other Business Financial Support Measures.   The weblink below is probably the best resource on Support, for full […]

Briefing 2 – 24th March 2020

Briefing  – 24th March 2020 Since we last briefed the Chancellor has issued further business support and restrictions on liberty all of which will be effecting your businesses. We had been holding off sending a further briefing document in the hope that the Government would provide explicit detail on how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme […]

Briefing 1: 17th March Chancellor announces further Business Support.

Latest Update from the Government to support businesses through these unprecedented times. 17th March 2020 Rishi Sunak the Chancellor has promised £350bn in an emergency rescue package for business’ Sunak has announced state loan guarantees worth £330bn, one for large firms and one for SME’s (small and medium sized entities) along with a further £20bn […]

Coronavirus – Latest Updates and News

Reminder: Deferring your second self-assessment payment on account.

If your second payment on account is due to HMRC, this Friday 31st July, then you have the option to defer.   You can still make the payment by 31st July 2020 as normal if you want to do so. If you choose to defer you do not need to tell HMRC that you’re deferring your […]

Job Retention Scheme – 31st July deadline

This is a reminder to companies planning to make a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claim for the period ending on or before 30 June, make sure it’s completed by 31 July, as this is the last date to make those claims. From the 1 August the Job Retention Scheme will no longer fund employers’ National Insurance and pension contributions, for furloughed […]

Coronavirus: restore your VAT direct debits

HMRC has updated its guidance to flag the steps that need to be taken by businesses which benefited from the 20 March 2020 to 30 June 2020 Coronavirus VAT deferral period. Below are the practical points to consider and actions that may need to be taken. The deferral of VAT payments because of coronavirus ends […]

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