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Financial advice and support

Guild members are reminded that the Benevolent Fund offers support for members in need including those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

HMRC is asking self-employed people to get ready to make claims under the new Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) enables smaller businesses to borrow between £2,000 and 25% of their turnover., up to a maximum of £50,000.

HMRC coronavirus helpline

Society of Authors contingency funds (open to non-members)

Royal Literary Fund grants for authors in hardship

Remote working

These four free video conferencing tools might be useful while working remotely.

Press events and test car bookings

UK car manufacturers and importers are not currently organising launch events or taking press car bookings. See Coronavirus: new car launches, events, and press car loans.

Keeping in touch

Members can keep in touch using the Guild's own Facebook page.

Mental health

Working from home and concerns over future work and income can affect our mental health. See the new government advice on mental health and read what our own John Blauth has to say about maintaining a positive outlook.

Guild events

The Guild AGM and Big Day Out track day have been postponed. New dates will be announced as soon as possible.

Other useful resources

IPSE Advice for freelancers and the self-employed

Public Health England coronavirus advice

NHS coronavirus advice



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