COVID-19: measures for UK businesses

Measures for UK businesses and employers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.
The government's Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme went live for applications from today (23 March).
We set out a summary of the salary support and tax deferral schemes that were announced on 20 March 2020.
The UK economy is facing its 'worst recession in modern history'.
British banks must keep lending to businesses through the coronavirus crisis to ensure viable companies do not fail, the government and financial regulators have urged.
On the 26 March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a scheme to help self-employed workers who have been hit by the COVID-19 crisis.
Businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are seeking to make use of the VAT deferral have been urged to cancel their direct debits 'as soon as they can'.
HMRC has published guidance on recognising genuine contact from the tax authority during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many owner managed company directors pay small salaries in addition to dividends.
Under the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers with a PAYE scheme will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis.
Companies to receive 3-month extension period to file accounts during COVID-19
The Chancellor outlined the scheme this afternoon (Thursday 26 March).