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 some free resources, and ideas on how to support you during the pandemic.

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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Following the announcement from the Government on 22 February 2021, we regret to announce that we are unable to return to our face to face courses from 1 May 2021 as originally hoped.

We will be in contact with you over the coming weeks to explain how it affects any current bookings you may have on face to face courses, any in-house courses or file reviews.

We will continue to monitor the government guidance closely. We sincerely hope that we can return to venues from 1 August 2021 and we will keep you updated with any changes. When back at venues, we will ensure measures are put in place to help to keep you safe and well.

Products and services to help you during this time

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 hom

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.

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.

 

News and opinion

No Self Assessment late filing penalty as long as you file online by 28 February 2021

HMRC have announced that taxpayers who cannot file their tax return by the 31 January deadline will not receive a late filing penalty if they file online by 28 February 2021.

2020 – Good year or Bad Year for the Charity Sector?

The not-for-profit sector has been praised for being in the forefront of the response to Covid-19 but 2020 also saw several negative headlines where charities’ reputations took a bit of a dent, and there were also some significant issues for fundraising.  So, was 2020 a good year or a bad one?

Further COVID Announcements by the Chancellor

In a move to ensure that businesses can access the support they need, the Chancellor has confirmed that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of April 2021. In addition, the government-guaranteed Covid-19 business loan schemes have been extended until the end of March.

Podcast

COVID-19 Management Podcast - Episode 1

This episode focuses on personal productivity and motivation.