I just wanted to update you with the information we have available so far regarding the current situation. We have been receiving calls from worried clients and so wanted to give you as much information as possible.
The announcement on Friday to offer support to employees that are “FURLOUGHED” is very welcome news to many of us. However, the full details of the claim’s procedure are not yet in place. The government information so far can be found here:
The cash flow assistance of VAT bills being delayed and the Self Employment 2nd payment on Account for 19/20 (due 31.7.20) being delayed to 31.1.21 will be AUTOMATIC as will the rates adjustments for the selected industries. NO ACTION WILL BE REQUIRED TO GET THIS ASSISTANCE. It will happen for every business without us needing to make any claims.
The expectation on the Furlough workers claim is that we will need to make a claim to HMRC through a new portal facility that they are currently setting up. We will do this as part of your payroll & pension fee so you will not incur any additional fees from us to assist you. We are expecting that you will continue to pay the workers via your payroll (the 80%) and then reclaim the cost from HMRC.
Also, if you just need a chat about your own situation, we are happy to speak to you and will not be charging any fees for these calls. Unfortunately, we may not have all the solutions or information that you need immediately but will do our very best to help you and advise as the information becomes available to us.
A Word of Encouragement
On a personal note, I wanted to encourage you to try not to worry about the things that we cannot control. What we need to focus on is what we CAN do to keep us all as safe as possible, physically and financially.
Follow all the health guidance strictly and operate social distancing and isolation where applicable. There will be impossibly hard decisions to make in our businesses and we will all be making big changes. But remember you are not alone; we are all in this together.
For me personally as a Christian, I believe that there is HOPE beyond the difficulty and PEACE to be experienced even within the storm. I am praying for our businesses and all those that we are connected with, that God will see us through and protect us at this difficult time. I believe God hears our prayers and answers.
Take care all
Our Way of Working Is Changing
Our office will be closed with immediate effect and our staff will revert to working from home as of Tuesday, 24th March 2020.
Due to additional Government advice regarding social distancing and isolating ourselves further and to avoid non-essential travel, we have taken the decision to close the office building with immediate effect as of Tuesday, 24th March.
However, EasyBooks itself is not closed but all our staff members will now be working from home.
If you have any queries you can still get in touch via email. Where possible, please email your accounts manager and they will endeavour to get in touch with you as soon as possible. If you do not know who your accounts manager is, please use the email address email@example.com
Please do not ring the office as there is no one to take your call. We will have a call forwarding service put into place as soon as possible for incoming calls.
Consequently, due to these changes please can we ask you in advance again to be patient as our team adapts to further changes to our working arrangements.
We also understand that is a very distressing time for many of our clients and we are here to help. As Nicola has said if you have any concerns and require advice or just someone to talk to, please please please, don’t hesitate to get in touch and sooner rather than later. If we can help in any way, we will do so. We are all in uncharted territory but together we can weather this storm. Hopefully the sooner we adhere to these restrictions the sooner this country will be back on its feet.
Stay safe, keep in touch with friends and family by phone, text, email, video call and we will see your all soon.
The EasyBooks Team. 😊
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- On 24th March 2020
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