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Apr 3 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on the construction sector

Categories: COVID-19Property & Construction

As the Covid-19 Pandemic continues its firm grip of the UK, leaving all but essential construction works on hold until the crisis is over, businesses are now trying to assess the damage this will cause with the majority of sites forced to close and what support is available. The postponement of the reforms to the more

Apr 2 2020

COVID-19 guidance for charities published by OSCR

Categories: CharitiesCOVID-19

Charities are understandably concerned about what to do during the COVID-19 pandemic and are having to rapidly adapt their operations to keep their organisations safe. Most charities will need to change the way they work during the outbreak and to help with this the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) have published COVID-19 guidance for charities, providing information more

Mar 31 2020

Further support details for NHS Dental Services

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

Following the initial announcement on 17th March, Chief Dental Officer, Tom Ferris, announced an amendment to further reassure and protect the NHS dental services. In addition to the protection provided through capitation and continuing care payments, the funding package will now provide 80% of the average income from item of service and patient contribution. GDPA, reimbursement more

Mar 31 2020

Updated Support for Furnished Holiday Let Owners

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

When the announcement on the Coronavirus Business Support Fund was first made, it originally excluded furnished holiday lets from the scheme which many self-catering business owners felt was misjudged. The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has since been engaged in discussions with the Scottish Government over the eligibility criteria to allow access to the Coronavirus Business Support Fund more

Mar 30 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – The Key Facts

Categories: COVID-19EQ News

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, UK employers will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salaries for those who would otherwise have been laid off during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Described as “furloughed workers”, the employees are those that the employer cannot afford to pay due to coronavirus and more

Mar 30 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on the charity sector

Categories: CharitiesCOVID-19

As the coronavirus continues to affect individuals, companies and charities alike, our specialist EQ Charities team have been supporting our diverse client base with their questions regarding the ongoing crisis. OSCR has been issuing guidelines which are updated regularly. This information can be viewed here, however, we know that there is no one size fits all more

Mar 27 2020

Our COVID-19 Weekly Roundup

Categories: COVID-19EQ News

Given the number of Coronavirus business related updates which have been released this week, we felt it would be useful to consolidate the current position as we go into the weekend. Below are the main areas of support for companies and the self-employed. General government schemes applying to Scottish businesses HMRC Coronavirus Helpline This number more

Mar 27 2020

Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

Categories: COVID-19EQ News

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the heavily anticipated ‘Self-Employed Income Support Scheme’ to those affected by the impact of COVID-19. The scheme itself largely echoes the support provided to employees on the 20 March 2020.  We’ve detailed the key points below. The new grant is available to self-employed individuals or members of a partnership that meet more