COVID-19: measures for UK businesses

Update on how we at Geoghegans are dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 virus.
The government's Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme went live for applications from today (23 March).
We set out a summary of the salary support and tax deferral schemes that were announced on 20 March 2020.
The UK economy is facing its 'worst recession in modern history'.
British banks must keep lending to businesses through the coronavirus crisis to ensure viable companies do not fail, the government and financial regulators have urged.
The Chancellor has announced measures to help self-employed individuals who are not covered by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).
In response to the Coronavirus, the Government is introducing a scheme to help minimise lay offs for employees who are unable to undertake their duties due to its effects.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has spread rapidly around the globe has caused major disruption to businesses and economies worldwide. The UK government has responded to COVID-19 with measures aimed at delaying its spread and mitigating damage to the economy with a substantial stimulus package.
The Government has updated its guidance for businesses, including a reminder to businesses they require to cancel the automatic direct debit for paying VAT to HMRC if they wish to defer their next VAT payment.