COVID-19 & Government Support

We want to let you know that we intend to carry on being able to provide you with the services you require and keep you up to date. We are able to do this whilst adhering to all the Government advice, and will be here to help guide you through the Government financial assistance measures very recently announced.

We are sure you will have been following the announcements and we fully understand your worry and concern as this will affect your business. We have adapted our office working practices on a temporary basis and, following Government advice, we are asking clients to phone us rather than come into the office personally. If you have physical records you wish to hand in, we can make arrangement for this to happen.

The Government have announced assistance through the PAYE tax system to help pay employees if there is no work. This is expected to be in place by the end of April and will be backdated to the beginning of March.

Currently the Government have some assistance for the self employed. VAT payments are to be postponed for 3 months at this stage (until June 2020), along with the delayed payment of the July Payment on Account for self assessment tax until January 2021. We understand the returns themselves should be submitted within the usual deadlines however, so we will be asking for your records where appropriate.

The current advice is found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

Scottish specific information regarding the Rates Relief and Grant Funding here:  https://www.mygov.scot/non-domestic-rates-coronavirus/

We will keep up to date on the implementation of these measures and how you can access this help. Links to Government help will be posted on our website www.braidwoodgraham.com. You can also phone the office on 01721 729346.

Kind regards

Karen Graham
Managing Director
Braidwood Graham Ltd.