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  • Coronavirus: protection and support for Self-Employed workers and Freelancers

    Coronavirus: protection and support for Self-Employed workers and Freelancers

    The Chancellor has announced unprecedented measures to support the self-employed. Full details of the Self-employed income support scheme are yet to be published (as of 26 March) but it has been promised that the UK Government would pay up to 80% of self-employed individuals' profits (up to a cap) that have been adversely affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

  • Coronavirus: how do mortgage payment holidays work?

    Coronavirus: how do mortgage payment holidays work?

    The Government has recently been implementing various measures to assist in alleviating the financial worries' that we might be faced with, one of which is the new government policy which allows borrowers to apply for a mortgage payment holiday of up to three months. Here we look at how it works?

  • Tackling domestic abuse and self-isolation

    Tackling domestic abuse and self-isolation

    We live in unprecedented times. We know that vulnerable individuals with underlying health issues are at risk if they contract the coronavirus. Governments across the world have introduced various measures in an attempt to contain the spread, most notably self-isolation. Unfortunately, the benefits that self-isolation do bring additional problems for other individuals in society who may be at risk, such as those who are the victims of domestic abuse.

  • Coronavirus: deferment of UK tax

    Coronavirus: deferment of UK tax

    A major concern for almost all businesses at the moment is the economic impact of the Coronavirus. The government recently announced a number of measures to provide businesses with additional financial support and to ease the tax burdens for the next few months.