Guidance - Businesses and premises to close

On 23 March the Government, stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives. All non-essential premises must now close.  Latest guidance issued by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government click here for the Guidance report.

Remote Working 

Remote Working Advice Line 0330 088 4421 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). Provided by Cosmic, a Devon-based social enterprise specialising in all things digital, this free helpline is to provide advice and support on remote and home working to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. You can access the free Remote Working Advice toolkit here.   

For guidance and information for employers:

Accounts filing

Companies to receive 3-month extension period to file accounts during COVID-19 

As of 25 March 2020, businesses will be able to apply for a 3-month extension for filing their accounts.

Please click on link below to see full information:

For guidance and information for employees:   

The Local Growth Hub, Heart of the South West are providing free and impartial advice to businesses. You can contact them via their website: https://www.heartofswgrowthhub... or by calling 03456 047 047

Torbay £25K grant app


If you have a direct debit set up for your VAT payment with HMRC and you wish to pay the VAT at a later date then you will need to cancel the direct debit you have set up, this will avoid any VAT liabilities being automatically taken.  HMRC cannot cancel this for you.  For further information, click on the link below.