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.

Updated 19.05.20: More businesses across England have been allowed to reopen in the last week after the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Following the announcement that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is to be extended, additional guidance has been published to help more businesses reopen safely. 

Workplaces which are permitted to reopen must continue to adhere to social distancing and hygiene standards. More information and guidance on these has been published today on the government’s website.

Meanwhile, new support schemes have been announced and others are set to open for applications, including the joint-investment Future Fund for startup businesses.

For a full and regularly updated list of the support that’s been announced for businesses affected by coronavirus, click here.


Contact us for support and advice 

Duncan & Toplis is here to help you choose the right path for your business. We can support your 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.

Other temporary coronavirus support measures

Commercial tenants and rent payments

Financial Conduct Authority temporary measures

Government Trade Credit Insurance guarantee


Regulations temporarily suspended to fast-track supplies of PPE


Please note, the information herein is correct as of Wednesday 20 May 2020 but may be subject to change and some elements of business support are devolved and therefore support may differ in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

For the latest guidance and professional advice, please contact us or speak to your dedicated Duncan & Toplis adviser.