Business owners in Bristol can now access a unique interactive guide to help them navigate through the coronavirus crisis courtesy of financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson.

The guide, accessed from the homepage of the firm’s website, can be used by both employers and the self-employed and sets out the various support measures on offer from the Government in a visual, easy to follow way.

It summarises the announcements made to date around Covid-19, asks whether users are looking for funding and then spells out their options, after establishing some basic details such as the sector in which they operate, whether or not they occupy a business property, and turnover.

There then follows information on a range of schemes such as VAT deferral, the Job Retention Scheme, business rate holidays, time to pay, sick pay support, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and cash grants, along with information on relevant Smith & Williamson experts who are available to help.

Carl Deane, managing partner at Smith & Williamson in Bristol, says: “There is a wide range of financial support available to businesses and individuals who have been adversely affected by Covid-19 but it can be challenging to identify the options that are right for your circumstances.

“This interactive guide helps businesses to navigate the difficult financial and tax measures and determine what support is right for you.”

The interactive guide can be accessed at:

Geraint Evans