Coronavirus:

Support and Advice for Businesses & Individuals

We are continuing to monitor closely the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Our priority is to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, clients and other business contacts, as well as continuing to deliver our services.

As of 25th March 2020, our offices will be closed to visitors and all our staff will be working remotely. You can continue to contact us using our main office numbers and email addresses and we can set up telephone or video appointments in place of face to face meetings.

We are following the latest advice from the UK and Scottish Governments and are providing our teams with regular support and guidance.

Ask a question

If there is a topic you want further information on, get in touch to ask us a question and we’ll aim to answer it in a blog post or guide to help you, and others, during this difficult time.

Guidance for Clients - Helpful Links

We’ve put together a short article which includes some guidance and useful links in areas such as business aid, difficulty paying tax and employment-related issues.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - FAQs

The purpose of the CJRS is to encourage employers to stand down employees in a temporary fashion on furloughs rather than laying staff off. HMRC will reimburse 80% of furloughed workers wage costs, up to a cap of £2,500 per month.

Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, has announced more measures designed to help the self-employed through the coronavirus crisis.

Help & Support

Help for the Self-Employed

We’ve highlighted some of the measures that have been announced to help the self-employed through the COVID-19 crisis.

Help for Limited Companies

We have outlined some of the support that is available for Limited Companies, such as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Help for Charities & NFPs

We have explained some of the current support and funding options that are available for Charities & Not-for-Profits.

Deferring VAT & Tax Payments

The VAT deferral will apply from 20 March 2020 until 30 June 2020. This is an automatic deferral with no applications required. For Income Tax Self-Assessment, payments on account which are due on the 31 July 2020 will be deferred until the 31 January 2021.

Coronavirus Business Support Fund

Last week, Fiona Hyslop, The Cabinet Secretary for Economy in Scotland, announced actions being taken by the Scottish Government to support businesses. We’ve summarised these support packages in this article.

Extension of Filing Company Accounts

In response to the Coronavirus, the Government have announced that the filing deadline for company accounts can be extended with prior agreement by 3 months.

Payroll Guidance

This guidance has been prepared to help reduce the impact that may be caused by your current payroll process being disrupted. We’ve highlighted the common areas of concern in clients’ payroll processes and the actions that can be taken to help mitigate them.

Cash Management

Businesses are facing uncertain times and the government has responded by announcing a series of welcome support measures. However, businesses cannot simply rely on government support and must be pro-active in navigating their way through the current situation.

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) was announced by the Chancellor in the budget and has been extended since to provide greater support to business during these difficult times.

Unlocking Cashflow through Proactive VAT Management

Effectively managing cashflow has scarcely been more important to businesses across the UK than in the current COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to optimise your cashflow position as much as possible and take advantage of VAT reliefs that are available. 

IR35 Delayed

It has now been confirmed that the new “off-payroll” (IR35) rules have been delayed until 6 April 2021, as part of the package of measures to help businesses deal with COVID-19.

Year-End Stocktakes

The preparation of year-end accounts will not be high on many people’s list of things to worry about at the moment; but considering some things now, before the year-end, may prove to be invaluable in the future when drawing up your year-end financial statements.

Business Interruption Claims

Many businesses have business interruption insurance. Whether or not they will pay out for interruptions as a result of COVID-19 is not clear.

Ask a question

If there is a topic you want further information on, get in touch to ask us a question and we’ll aim to answer it in a blog post or guide to help you, and others, during this difficult time.

What's in it for you?

Mentor support
Our mentor support will help you throughout your training contract and ensure that you receive the training you need. Your mentor will monitor your progress and identify any additional training needs you may have, and will also co-ordinate any additional exam support that you may require.


Variety
Our trainees are given the opportunity to work on a variety of clients, ranging from the smallest of sole traders and charities to major family-owned companies and not for profit organisations.

Each day is different and brings new challenges, whether it be: learning how to do your first accounts preparation exercise or corporation tax computation; preparing projections for a client’s business plan; or meeting a client to discuss their business and give tax planning advice.


Career opportunities
At the end of the training contract, some of our newly qualified CAs will prefer to progress within their current department, others may move into a different discipline. Whatever the decision, new challenges will lie ahead and we will offer education and support all the way.

We also appreciate that sometimes your ambitions and goals may lead you to opportunities further afield. We have former employees working around the world, including those who have moved to Bermuda!

Employee Benefits

✅ Agile working hours

✅ ‘Dress for your working day’ policy

✅ Challenging working environment

✅ High level of investment in staff training and development

✅ Competitive salary

✅ Paid overtime or time-off in lieu

✅ Registration/course/exam fees covered

✅ Paid exam leave

✅ Books on the suggested reading list

✅ 31 days holidays per annum, including public holidays

Training & Development

Your education and training commences on your first day with MHA Henderson Loggie and continues throughout your career with us. Ongoing development is essential to ensure that you are able to meet the demands of the ever-changing environment, whether the changes be legislative or as a result of your progression within MHA Henderson Loggie.

Our Training Academy provides supplementary technical, practical and business advisory skills to help you through your training contract and  furnish you with the fundamental skills you will need to be successful in your future career.

Throughout your training contract, your education will be provided by external and internal sources. Internal training is provided via in-house updates and on-the-job coaching. The knowledge gained through these training media coupled with the skills developed through your day-to-day work will enable you to progress successfully towards your end goal of being a qualified professional.

This is MHA Henderson Loggie

Take a look behind the scenes and find out what makes us, us!

From taking a quick tour of our head office in Dundee and seeing some of the charity work and social events that our employees have been up to, you’ll get a glimpse of what it means to work at MHA Henderson Loggie.

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Next steps

If you think that MHA Henderson Loggie would be a great fit for you, apply for our Graduate Programme today!

Got any questions?

If you’ve got any questions about our graduate programme or our application process, please get in touch with our HR team.