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Coronavirus

The measures to handle or financial impacts of COVID-19.

Coronavirus loans’ bill passes £22bn

£14bn paid out in first two weeks of bounce-back loans.

HMRC fields two million SEISS applications

More than £6bn paid out in the first six days.

Off-payroll extension may be delayed until 2023

MPs contemplate further two-year delay.

HMRC relaxes stance on home office equipment

Reimbursing employee costs waived for 2020/21.

COVID-19 puts economy into ‘significant recession’

GDP slumps 5.8% in March, and 2% in Q1 2020.

Employers’ guidance on reopening workplaces

Government states “workplaces must be safe and COVID-secure”.

Protecting yourself against COVID-19 phishing scams

Increased internet use in lockdown leads to rise in email scams.

Relief as furlough scheme extends to October

Chancellor praised for listening to concerns.

Govt. clarifies guidance on returning to work

New guides for eight different lines of work.

Businesses want clarity before returning to work

Plans to ease restrictions “need more detail”.