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Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

There is a wealth of information online for dealing with the impact of coronavirus. Here we’ve pulled together a selection of resources especially useful for members. You can find more at ifa.org.uk/COVID19resources.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources
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  • Staff Reporter
  • May 22, 2020
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Contracts

Lexology has a free coronavirus research hub for those looking to get a legal perspective on the global response to the outbreak. More at Lexology.com/research/ hubs/coronavirus

Cyber security

Global Cyber Alliance has actions from its GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit to implement quickly to reduce the risks associated with having a workforce that may not have been entirely ready to operate remotely.   More at globalcyberalliance.org/

Financial reporting

EY’sguide ‘Accounting considerations when addressing the financial effects of the coronavirus outbreak in preparing IFRS fi nancial statements for the year ended 31 December 2019’ and article ‘Five financial reporting issues to consider as a consequence of COVID-19’ are both available free of charge at ey.com/en_gl

PWC has created a digital tool – COVID-19 Navigator – to help you understand where your company stands in areas such as: crisis management and response; finance; and tax and trade. Register here: pwc.com/gx/en/ issues/crisis-solutions/covid-19/ response-navigator.htm

Human resources

Ellis Whittam has a coronavirus advice hub offering a single source of updated guidance. Register free to access the hub elliswhittam.com/covid-19/register/. 

Practical HR provides useful blog posts and free documents for SMEs. Free access at practicalhr.co.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-faqs/  

Pensions

The Pensions Regulator features regularly updated news, blogs and guidance. Available for free at thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en

Government resources

Business support has a full range of measures available to UK businesses and employees. businesssupport.gov.uk/

Companies House provides guidance and support for business at gov.uk/government/ organisations/companies-house

HMRC helpline is for businesses and self-employed individuals who have tax difficulties. T: 0800 024 1222 Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm (excludes Bank Holidays).

Scottish Government has a helpline for Scottish businesses. T: 0300 303 0660. Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm. Also findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/ coronavirus-advice Welsh Government information for business and employers is available at gov.wales/coronavirus Northern Ireland Government services information for business and employers is available at nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/ coronavirus-covid-19

General resources

Accountancy Europe has actions for accountants to support their SME clients. accountancyeurope.eu/

CIPP has information for payroll professionals cipp.org.uk/resources/coronavirus-covid-19-updates-from-thecipp.html

FSB has produced a series of on demand webinars around coronavirus. Register free at fsb.org.uk/campaign/covid19.html

ICSA has guidance about AGMs and the Stay at Home Measures. icsa.org.uk/knowledge/ resources/agms-and-impact-of-covid-19

Smallbusiness.co.uk has help on business interruption loan and reclaiming Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) smallbusiness.co.uk/

 

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