The last few weeks have seen an unprecedented set of events and circumstances around the World. Maybe not since the Cuban Missile Crisis in in 1962 or the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918 have the lives of everybody been turned upside down so quickly and worryingly.
The level of concern in the UK has been increasing since the start of February leading to a budget focused on providing support to our economy. Only a matter of days later, Chancellor Rishi Sunak, was standing next to the Prime Minister and Chief Medical Officer outlining another series of initiatives designed to help business with the promise that “we will do whatever it takes”.
There is genuine concern and worry amongst the business community, but we want you to know that our team are ready to help you, your and the wider business community get through this crisis.
Whilst the primary concern of any organisation is the well-being and safety of their employees a plan needs to be put in place now to ensure there is a sustainable platform to operate from as the crisis is navigated and then left behind. We have put together a Coronavirus Advice Guide, which we hope you find beneficial:
As lock-down measures are gradually being eased, we are delighted to announce the reopening of our York and Easingwold offices from Monday 27th July 2020. Our York office will be open Monday to Thursday 8.00am-5.00pm and Friday 8.00am-4.00pm. Easingwold will be open Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am-4.45pm and Friday 8.30am-4.00pm. Our Filey office will re-open mid-August, with further details to follow.
We are phasing the return of our team to our offices, whilst ensuring health and safety for both our clients and our team by undertaking comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessments. Each office has been sanitised and social distancing measures will be in place.
If you would like to attend our offices, this will now be on a pre-booked appointment only basis. When attending our offices, please sanitise your hands on arrival. You can either bring your own, or we have hand sanitiser available in our reception areas for your use. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, that is entirely your choice – please wear whatever makes you feel more reassured and confident during your visit. Following government guidance, we are also required to take contact details for all visitors to our offices for Track and Trace purposes. These will be retained for 21 days.
Should you require an appointment, but would prefer not to attend our offices, we can arrange virtual meetings (via Zoom/Teams) or over the telephone. Please contact us on 01904 655202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment. We look forward to welcoming you once again.
HUNTER GEE HOLROYD
If your business is impacted
There is no doubt that many of you are concerned about how this pandemic will affect your business day-to-day, and its impact on any upcoming strategic decisions. Please remember that we are here to support you with any immediate planning or personnel questions you might have, however small. We will be happy to talk through your concerns and work with you to find the right solution for your business, so please do give us a call if you have any questions/require any support.
HMRC have also set up a help line specifically for the self employed and businesses, providing advice on tax and any benefits you may be able to claim:
The Coronavirus helpline : 0800 024 1222
If you have any concerns relating to Companies House filing deadlines, or any other deadlines, please do not hesitate to contact us.