Streets focus on getting employees back to work in latest Business Support Update

In its latest Business Support Update, Streets Chartered Accountants look at the issues around getting employees back to work and businesses starting to open up once again, following guidance from the government to do so.

The firm covers the announcement that the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme is now open for applications, provide an update on the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and also provide guidance on the tax treatment of expenses and benefits to employees during the pandemic.

Looking at VAT, it also considers whether COVID-19 Small Business Grants are liable and we have also included a special guide from Beststart Human Resources on maximising performance in a post-COVID-19 world.

As part of its COVID-19 special podcast recordings aimed at providing business support during the pandemic, the firm is hosting a round table discussion on the challenges that businesses face in getting back to business.

Its focus will be on determining strategy, managing the workforce and skills, juggling the finances and changes to marketing. Its guests for this podcast will be Neil Gray, the firm’s Corporate Finance Partner, Anita Wynne, CEO at Beststart Human Resources, Gary Headland DL, Regional Chair of the Institute of Directors in the East Midlands and Peter Watson, MD at creative advertising agency Distract.

If you have a question that you would like to ask the panel, please email it to by this Friday (15th May) at 9am.

Streets continue to highlight initiatives that its clients are currently undertaking to help deal with the impact of COVID-19 and this week Tended is in the spotlight. Tended specialise in personal safety by creating life-saving technology. Keen to support UK businesses this innovative and responsive tech enterprise has developed a smart wristband which could be a real aid in helping employers with COVID security.