After what feels like months of enduring another lockdown (this one during the depths of winter!) we finally have some uplifting news and something positive to focus on.

A roadmap to ending lockdown has been announced and the end is in sight! Primary and secondary schools are returning on the 8th of March. Hairdressers, beauticians, non-essential shops, zoos, and safari parks can all reopen on the 12th of April. Our much-missed pubs and restaurants can also look to reopen mid-April, but we need to keep our fingers crossed for warm weather because it will be outdoor dining only until later in May.  Cinemas, softplays and all other indoor pursuits will be good to go as of May 17th.  For those of you who are missing nightclubs you will be pleased to know that ALL restrictions are hopefully going to be lifted by June 21st. It is pretty hard to imagine the UK without restrictions right now isn’t it? But this news will bring some much-needed relief to so many people missing their loved ones, and of course, much needed relief to so many wonderful UK businesses that have been devastated by the pandemic.

Being restriction free sounds amazing, but it is of course subject to the numbers continuing to decrease so we all need to carry on doing our bit for now!

April is still far away. What help is on offer?

We understand that if you have been unable to trade since the start of January, the idea of having to wait until June potentially to reopen your business is still devastating. But there is more support on offer than ever before. Furlough has been extended until the end of April. There is a large variety of different support packages out there depending on your circumstances such as the Bounce Back Loan, Additional Restrictions Grant, or the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to name a few. Our expert staff are well versed in every single relief package out there and will soon find the right one for you.

What can WE do for you?

Advanced Accountancy have been working flat out since the first lockdown ensuring that each business that turns to us for help is given the very best chance of success. Our expert payroll team can furlough your staff and bring them back from furlough when needed. We can check your eligibility for business grants, apply on your behalf and arrange any other financial assistance you might need such as loans and support packages. In fact, to date, Advanced Accountancy have applied for, and successfully secured, an astonishing £255,855,41 worth of grants on behalf of many different businesses and organisations. We are doing our bit to ensure that we come out the other side of this pandemic with businesses and jobs as intact as they possibly can be, and the reviews are pouring in with so many clients stating that we have helped to keep them afloat during this incredibly stressful time.

If you want us to do the same for you, as always, we are here to help. Call us on 01384 271858 or email us at Alternatively, don’t forget to give our Facebook a like or follow –

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For now, enjoy your week, don’t forget your mask and remember – we’re here if you need us.


Marina and her team at Advanced Accountancy.