COVID-19 Knowledgebase

Duncan & Toplis is here to help and support you through the ongoing challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. Whilst this is an anxious time for many, it’s important to know that there is help available.

We continue to summarise the government support measures, including eligibility requirements, as they are announced or updated, and the details can be found here in our COVID-19 Knowledgebase.

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Updated 28.07.20: In the last fortnight, masks have become mandatory in all shops and other indoor premises, more information has been published regarding the next steps of Making Tax Digital and it has been suggested that the UK may consider a ‘wealth tax’ to reduce government borrowing following the pandemic.

From Monday, the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme will allow people to claim a 50% discount on food and non-alcoholic drink consumed at restaurants and other eateries.

This follows a temporary adjustment to VAT rates for the hospitality, hotel and holiday accommodation sector from 15 July 2020 to 12 January 2021 that will see businesses benefit from a rate reduction from 20% to 5%.


Contact us for support and advice

Given the changing and uncertain situation, we understand that you will have many questions about the support available to you and you will be concerned for the future of your business and the welfare of your workers and customers.

We are here to help you choose the right path for your business. We can support communication with HM Revenue & Customs to claim the funding available to support your employees and to prepare the information required to make loan applications.

If you would like any assistance in applying for support for your employees, a financial grant or any other government support package, please contact our team.