Dealing with the impact of Covid-19 - helpful signposts for our members


The impact of Covid-19 on business is wide-ranging. Many employers have responded quickly to establish teams to support priorities during this pandemic ranging from employee and customer support, operations and corporate affairs through to internal functions including finance and technology. The health and wellbeing of employees and their families is a top priority, with office-based staff working from home.

We set out below selected useful links to external resources that our members can tap into to get information and guidance that might be relevant to their needs.

1. Practical Guidance for Businesses Today

Blick Rothenberg has set up a practical information hub that helps navigate Government support financial measures, tips for responding to the crises, job retention scheme, accessing funding, guidance on cash-flow management, property industry considerations, Vat, the self-employed and tax payments.

Blick Rothenburg - Coronavirus - Practical guidance for businesses today

2. Enterprise Wide Resilience

Many professional services firms have created specific Covid-19 hubs on their website and issued helpful guidance think through firm-wide issues around financial and liquidity planning, operational issues, commercial-market implications and business wide risks.

KPMG - Covid-19: A guide to maintaining Enterprise Resilience
PwC - Responding to the UK business impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19)
Deloitte - Insights to help organisations manage and mitigate the risk associated with COVID-19
EY - Responding to Covid-19

3. Legal and Commercial Implication

Most law firms also have dedicated resources on implications for a wide range of topics including RE transactions, lease agreements, landlord and tenant, contract terms, provision of premises facilities, employees and tax reliefs, Coronavirus Act 2020 (forfeiture, possession, etc)

CMS - Coronavirus (Covid-19) Legal and Commercial Implications
CMS - Covid-19: Help for businesses
Maples Teesdale - Insights
Mayer Brown - Covid-19: A Coordinated Global Response

4. Property and Construction Industry

The British Property Federation, Construction Leadership Council and Construction Industry Council both have useful information and digests.

BPF - Press release: Covid-19
Construction Leadership Council - Coronavirus Update – Updated Site Operating Procedures
CIC response to COVID-19 outbreak

5. People and HR Considerations

REB/PWC Webinar – 2 April - session recording

Mercer has a wide-ranging selection of information on remote working, managing through disruption, an employers guide for the workforce and other people management issues

Mercer - Stay informed on Coronavirus