There are a number of support systems that you can avail of as a business to support employees as outlined below.
Job Retention Scheme
Employees can be furloughed which is also known as the Government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Detailed information on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is available here.
Deferring of VAT and Tax payments
See Deferral of VAT payments here.
For income tax, and self-assessment payments, information is available here. You can also negotiate with HMRC to obtain a more generous application of its time-to-pay scheme details of which are available here.
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) relief for all SME’s
Full details are available here.
Loans and grants for businesses
BVA’s comprehensive guide includes information for businesses in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and is available here
Welsh Government has issued guidance to employers and businesses on COVID-19 to enable veterinary practices to access and benefit from Welsh Government’s business support initiatives. Please visit the Business Wales website to find the most up-to-date information available. Business Wales service continues to be available to support veterinary practices through a range of support options. One-to-one sessions with a Business Wales Advisor can be accessed by contacting Business Wales on firstname.lastname@example.org This guidance will be reviewed periodically so please check for updates on any new developments and opportunities.