COVID-19: Helping to keep your business moving

Although we are currently unable to provide a physical presence, rest assured that we are still open and continue to adapt our services and products to ensure we continue to support you and your practice.

Below you will find information of relevant services to help you during this period and a number of free resources, podcasts, blogs, guides and much more. These are updated regularly so make sure you visit this page again soon.

If you have any queries please contact us via your preferred way.

Mercia Live

We have adapted our training and created our virtual classroom solution


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Products and services to help you during this time

Client Letter - Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

On 26 May, HMRC opened up its Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) rebate claim service. Keep your clients up to date with our free client letter, which provides invaluable detail on the service.



Mercia Live

We have adapted our training and created our virtual classroom solution - Mercia Live. We're committed to supporting your learning and development during these times and we are now able to bring you the latest accountancy, audit and tax update and hot topics, straight to you at home.

Peer Reviews COVID Support

We have decided to move our onsite peer reviews to remote reviews until further notice, to help you still comply with the various regulatory requirements – even when your practice is working from home. If your firm has an onsite review scheduled in between now and September 2020, we will contact you separately to discuss how we can undertake the review remotely and the options available.

Client Letters - Tax relief for employees and self-employed who are working from home

For many workers, working from home has become widespread and may continue to be so after the end of lockdown. Employers may be considering how to change working patterns for their staff in the longer term.

Client briefing - Self-employed: managing cash and risk in uncertain times 

Our brand new video is available, covering the topic,Self-employed: managing cash and risk in uncertain times. Covering all the core information of our client briefing in a way that can be visually understood by your audience, whether in your office reception, website or social media channels. The animated video can be personalised with your branding and contact details. 

COVID-19 Technical Resource Package

Our package has been designed to help you keep up to speed with the latest business and individual impact of COVID-19 related announcements and legislative changes. Access a range of resources including podcasts, videos, blogs and much more.

Mercia Live

We have adapted our training and created our virtual classroom solution

Find out more

Free resources, podcasts, blogs, guides and more


Mercia Live: The past, the present and the future

Following on from the launch of our Mercia Live programme (just two days after social distancing restrictions were announced), we have now almost 400 virtual classrooms planned, with over 10,000 delegates expected. Find out more about Mercia Live in our latest blog.


COVID-19 Management Podcast - Episode 3

Our latest episode focuses on wellbeing - including managing your own wellbeing, supporting your team and staying resilient.


Leading through change - effective leadership during COVID-19.

Implementing change is arguably one of the most complex things a leader can do. We share some key guidelines to help you lead effectively through change and navigate your practice through these uncertain times.

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COVID-19 – Keeping up with the tax

A FREE downloadable guide, keeping you up to speed with the latest business and individual impacts of COVID-19 related announcements and legislative changes.


Effective communication during uncertain times

Effective communication is key to building and maintaining positive client and colleague relationships. We share some simple tactics to keep the lines of communication open with your clients and colleagues during these uncertain times.


COVID-19 Management Podcast - Episode 2

This episode focuses on supporting clients.


COVID-19 and company administrative matters

We currently live in extraordinary times, the way that the COVID-19 has impacted our lives has been swift and far reaching, but there have been a number of announcements made in recent weeks aimed at providing some form of clarity and guidance for accountancy and audit firms.


COVID-19 and the impact on FCA-regulated CASS audits

The latest in a stream of published guidance for auditors reeling from the seismic impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on their work concerns client asset (CASS) audits for FCA-regulated business including brokers, asset managers and investment advisory firms.



COVID-19 Auditing issues - Going concern

Firms are rightly concerned about signing off assignments where coronavirus could have a serious effect on the ongoing activities of an organisation.


Looking after wellbeing

The impact that this extended period of isolation can have on our mental and physical health is often overlooked. We look at some proactive steps we can all take to look after our wellbeing.


COVID-19 Management Podcast - Episode 1

This episode focuses on personal productivity and motivation.


COVID-19 Auditing issues - attending stocktakes

Whilst we’re starting to adapt and cope with the extraordinary times we are now working in, there are questions emerging about how the disruption to our usual working practices, and specifically the guidance to not travel unless essential, will impact on current and upcoming audit engagements.


Guide to Microsoft Teams

Do you use Microsoft 365 in your day to day? Microsoft teams is a really useful piece of software that helps with team collaboration. It works with Skype, Outlook and other Microsoft services.



Guide to Working From Home

Working from home is not easy and it can be even harder on your team. But if you take the right approach with your team then it can lead to increased productivity and actually serve to improve communication.


Staying connected and surviving COVID-19

We understand the importance of remaining connected to your clients, and now, more than ever, having a robust online strategy is critical in order to keep things moving forward. Reaching clients digitally to help to keep your businesses moving.


April 2020

Keeping you up to date with the latest audit, accountancy and tax news.