We are here to help support you through this difficult time

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in the UK, many of those hit the hardest are small business owners.  This guide has been written by Whitesides Chartered Accountants to help business owners understand what help and support might be available for their businesses.  We have also provided some useful links to externals resources.

This hub will continue to be updated as further support measures and information is made available.

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COVID-19 Expanded Job Support Scheme and grants for businesses forced to close (Tier 3) >
COVID-19 Support and Grants for Businesses – Tier 2 >
Winter Economy Plan >
Covid-19 Support For Your Business
What support is my business eligible for? >
How we can support your business >
FAQS – Your COVID-19 Questions Answered >
What is the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)? >
Business Grant Funding >

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Support available:

  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) service which has recently been extended until October.
  • Deferring VAT payments due between 20th March and 30th June 2020 until the end of the tax year
  • Business Rates Relief and Grant Funding for Smaller Businesses
  • Three-month extension on filing Company Accounts
  • Business Interruption Loans
  • Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
  • Deferral of income tax payments on account
  • Further changes have been made to the eligibility criteria for Universal Credit, as well as support for renters and mortgage holidays.
  • Reduced price FSB membership for small businesses in West Yorkshire.  Leeds LEP are offering £130 discount on FSB membership for further information visit https://www.fsb.org.uk/west-yorkshire.html

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We have developed a tool to help guide you on what government support your business might be eligible for.

Click here to access Whitesides guide – What support is my business eligible for?

If you need help understanding what support may be available to your business, please call 0113 258 2437 and speak to one of our team who will be able to advise you. 

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FAQS – Your COVID-19 Questions AnsweredFAQs on Covid Support For Your Business

I’ve been told to self-isolate by NHS Track and Trace, is there any support for me?
Can I Defer my Corporation Tax Payment?
How does the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Work and am I Eligible?
How do I apply for a Bounce Back Loan?
What VAT Payments can I defer?
How do I furlough my employee?
How do I claim a Small Business Rates Grant?
I am a Director, can I Furlough Myself?
I am a Director and Pay Myself via a Low Salary and Dividends, how Much Can I Claim?
How do I Defer my Income Tax Payment on Account?
I only Became Self-Employed Recently, What can I claim?
Can I Claim the Costs of Working at Home?
Can I Claim Back SSP?
Is there any Support for Paying Redundancy to Staff?
What is a “Time to Pay Arrangement”?

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