Coronavirus Support from Government
The Government has published information on Business Support resulting from Coronavirus measures.
The sections most likley to be relevant to heat pump installers:
- Coronavirus Business Interuption Loan Scheme for UK businesses with turnover of less than £45 million a year
- VAT Deferral - Automatic deferment for 3 months, but need to cancel direct debit.
- Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for all UK employers with a PAYE scheme
- Time to Pay for those with outstanding liabilities to HMRC
HMG guidance on working during coronavirus restrictions
See the latest guidance on working during current restrictions published on .GOV on 24 March.
This covers tradespeople working in people's homes:
Work carried out in people's homes, for example by tradespeople carrying out repairs and maintenance, can continue, provided that the tradesperson is well and has no symptoms. Again, it will be important to ensure that Public Health England guidelines, including maintaining a 2 metre distance from any household occupants, are followed to ensure everyone's safety.
No work should be carried out in any household which is isolating or where an individual is being shielded, unless it is to remedy a direct risk to the safety of the household, such as emergency plumbing or repairs, and where the tradesperson is willing to do so. In such cases, Public Health England can provide advice to tradespeople and households.
No work should be carried out by a tradesperson who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild.
See also the British Chamber of Commerce coronavirus support page.
See also a useful page of information from the Federation of Small Businesses.