March 21, 2020

Covid-19 – Jack Ross


This section of our website is dedicated to Covid-19, the impact on businesses and the help available for our clients from the government and other sources. We will be updating our clients regularly via e-shots. In addition, please bookmark this part of the website as we will be updating it regularly.

Due to this pandemic, Jack Ross has enabled the option of working from home for all our staff to ensure safety and continuity of service for clients. Like many businesses and individuals, we are minimising our face to face contact. Our Manchester office is now closed. The main telephone line will be answered, but we prefer that you send an email to your main Jack Ross contact where possible. Staff have access to emails and our systems, although there may be times when information or documents on files may not be available immediately.

We will continue to deal with post, however we do request that whenever possible documents are provided electronically and that paperwork is not hand-delivered without making specific prior arrangements with us. Where possible, we ask that clients email documents to us.  Where you need to send a large number of documents (for example: receipts for VAT returns) please use our JRinbox facility. If you currently do not use the JRinbox facility, please email your usual contact at Jack Ross and they will give you more details.

We promise to maintain our high levels of service to help all of our clients and we will continue to adapt and adjust our procedures as guidance changes. Let us fight this global crisis, not with fear, but with cooperation, caution and our collective efforts.

UPDATE: 24 September 2020

The Chancellor has today announced his Winter Economy Plan. Click here to find out more, including a new Job Retention Scheme and extension of business loans.

UPDATE: 8th July 2020

The Chancellor has today announced the Summer Statement. Click here to read our summary of the ‘Mini Budget’. 

UPDATE: 13th May 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended to October.

Please click here for further information.

UPDATE: 5th May 2020

The Business Bounce Back Loan Scheme is now live. Click here for further information on how to apply and what you may be entitled to.

There have also been updates to the following:

Please follow the above links for detailed information. As always, we are on hand for any assistance you may require.

UPDATE: 22nd April 2020

HMRC’s online portal for applications to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now open (as of 20th April 2020).

For advice on how to calculate your claim, click here.

For advice on how to go about claiming, as well as a helpful video walking you through the application process, click here.

If you are interested in having Jack Ross assist with, or even handle your application entirely, click here.

UPDATE: 9th April 2020

HMRC have now advised that businesses can apply for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grant on behalf of their clients for whom they run payroll.

For further details, please click this link for a thorough overview of the furlough scheme.

UPDATE: 7th April 2020

Since our last update on 29th March, there have been no significant additional financial support announcements. All government departments have been focused on creating new systems to deliver the support already announced, and businesses eligible for business rates relief are starting to receive the additional grant of £10,000 or £25,000 directly from their Local Authority.

We are currently assisting our clients in calculating how much they will be entitled to receive under the Self Employed Income Support Scheme Grant.

HMRC have now provided further information as to how to claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

See below for the latest articles which outline the government assistance available for businesses. If you want to stay up to date with the latest news to help you manage your business cashflow during this epidemic, you can subscribe to our newsletter below.

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