COVID-19 SME Resource Hub


At a time when many UK businesses were already struggling under the weight of an unpredictable political and economic environment, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has taken the world by complete surprise.

Businesses suddenly find themselves scrambling to understand Government schemes, their financial position amidst a plethora of unknowns and their options to ensure that their companies survive the next few months.

This is not a time to go it alone and we are here to help. This portal aims to provide you with tips and advice to help safeguard your employees, your business and your finances while weathering the impact of Coronavirus.

5 key areas businesses should be focusing on now:


Know where your money is coming from and prioritise these activities


Cut costs and make savings where possible


Monitor your supply chain closely


Tap into the resources provided by Government and financial institutions


Be prepared for opportunities, as well as challenges

This is a fast-changing situation and it is anticipated that the new measures announced will continue to evolve.

The team at Beavis Morgan is on hand to guide business owners and managers through the weeks and months ahead.

We will continually monitor the situation and update you via this online portal. We also offer the opportunity for you to receive news alerts as they happen directly to your inbox.

You can register to receive these alerts via the contact form provided on this page.

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Our Coronavirus updates, summaries and guides for employers and businesses are listed below:

Archive - 2020 Covid-19 News Portal

17 December 2020 Furlough scheme extended to 30 April 2021

2 December 2020 Boost for high street as shopping hours extended for the Festive Season 

27 November 2020 What does the spending review mean for businesses?

24 November 2020 Government’s Winter Plan – Supporting businesses & minimising economic impact

12 November 2020 Boost for restaurants, pubs and cafes as takeaway services are extended

5 November 2020 Government extends furlough to March and increases self-employed support

3 November 2020 Application deadlines extended for emergency business loans

3 November 2020 Government increases support for self-employed

2 November 2020 Furlough Scheme extended and further economic support announced

22 October 2020 Chancellor unveils extra measures to support businesses and jobs

12 October 2020 – Job Support Scheme expanded to firms required to close due to Covid Restrictions

30 September 2020 – Winter Economy Plan – Key points for SMEs

7 August – The impact of the Coronavirus on the UK economy and society

4 August – Changes to CJRS ‘furlough’ claims

3 August – Government launches leadership programmes to help small businesses grow

1 July – “Flexible furlough” commences

1 July – More start-ups and innovative firms can now benefit from the Future Fund 

27 June – £200 million support package for innovative businesses 

27 June – Rules that have been relaxed to help businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic 

27 June – Taxable expenses when working from home due to Coronavirus

1 June – Coronavirus JRS updated – New furlough applications close 10 June 

28 May – Reopening guidance for retailers – COVID-19

19 May – New Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to launch

12 May – Government extends furlough leave by four months

12 May 2020 – New guidance launched to help businesses safely back to work

4 May 2020 – Further grants for small businesses 

27 April – 100% Government backed loan scheme for small businesses

24 April – Government unveils measures to protect high street and other companies

20 April – New ‘support finder’ tool for UK businesses and individuals 

20 April – Billion pound support package for UK businesses driving innovation and development

20 April – Furlough leave: HMRC portal now open

17 April – Government expands loan scheme for large businesses

16 April – Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS): FAQs for Lenders

16 April – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Help to claim

15 April 2020 – HMRC updates Self-employment Income Support Scheme guidance

15 April 2020 – Coronavirus JRS update: Furlough scheme cut-off date extended to 19 March

14 April 2020 – CBILS: Support for businesses struggling to access emergency cash loans

06 April – Government updates guidance on furlough leave

03 April – Update: Government bolsters business interruption loans for SMEs and larger businesses

02 April 2020 – Coronavirus: Summary of measures to date to assist UK businesses – BM Advisory briefing note

27 March 2020 – The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Furlough guidance

26 March 2020 – Finance for business interruption: The Coronavirus Loan Scheme

20 March 2020 – Government support package for UK businesses: An overview