This page contains resources and guidance to support small business owners, freelancers and contractors during the current Coronavirus outbreak.
LATEST UPDATE: If your business is struggling and in significant hardship, local authorities may have some funding available. The critera is managed locally - so contact your local authority. Get in touch if you want to discuss.
How we can help
We understand that the current Coronavirus outbreak is a huge concern for EVERYONE. Small businesses, freelancers and contractors have significant concerns over how this will not only affect their health, but how it will impact their businesses and ultimately the finances for them and their families.
We are here to:-
read, understand and advise you on all possible financial support available to you,
communicate to all clients about the constantly changing situation and the support available to you,
listen to your concerns for your business, your staff and your personal finances,
help you to prepare cashflow forecasts to see where you can cut costs and when the pinch points will be,
help and advise you on chasing any outstanding customer debts and,
help you apply for any available grants or financial support.
In the background, the team is working tirelessly to ensure your financial records are up-to-date, most recent accounts prepared and filed and ultimately, to ensure that we are in the best possible position to advise you and to support you with any applications for financial support that you may need to make.
We have set-up a Whatsapp Support Group and a Facebook Support Group to keep information flowing and answer your questions. Feel free to join. Contact Nicola on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Nicola also writes a regular blog with any updates - so do follow.
Our Resources - Designed specifically for you
Use any on the links below to see our Plain-English factsheets written and designed with our small business, freelancer and contactor clients in mind.
Start with our Covid-19 Support Flow Chart:-
Other Resources - Links to Gov.uk Information
Use any of the links below to be directed to the official gov.uk guidance
HMRC Tax Payment Helpline - 0800 024 1222
Action Checklists - Practical Advice
This information on this page has been prepared for general guidance on matters of interest only, and does not constitute professional advice. It is kept up-to-date as far as possible, but the information is changing rapidly.
You should not act upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining specific professional advice. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this publication, and, to the extent permitted by law, Effective Accounting (Effective Accounting Solutions Limited), employees and agents do not accept or assume any liability, responsibility or duty of care for any consequences of you or anyone else acting, or refraining to act, in reliance on the information contained in this publication or for any decision based on it.
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