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02 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Legal advice for contractors

There is a vast amount of information available at the moment, and we know that getting to grips with all of this can be quite overwhelming, especially during this stressful time.

That’s why we have created a guide, explaining the financial support available for the self-employed and contract issues. 

Financial support for the self-employed and other businesses

The most up-to-date information around financial support for businesses can be found on the Government’s website. The guidance below is taken from those pages to raise awareness about the support that is available and to provide links to our SME clients.

As you’ll likely know, the Chancellor has set out a package of measures to support public services, the self-employed and businesses through this period of disruption that’s been caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. We are awaiting further information about these packages and will update this fact sheet accordingly.
Please note that the measures you can access may differ if your business is in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Click here for more information.

Contract issues

Businesses enter into contracts every day and with the Coronavirus crisis it has become clear that many businesses cannot fulfil their obligations. We know that this is a worrying time for small businesses facing an uncertain future. Our solicitors are responding to an increasing number of queries around the contractual impact of Coronavirus on our advice line.

For more information on contract issues, please click here

To see more COVID-19 related content and how Markel UK are assisting our policyholder and brokers, visit the COVID-19 Hub.

Our COVID-19 Hub contains a range of information and resources to best support our clients during this difficult time. To receive the latest news and insights by email sign-up here.

Markel brokers and policyholders also have access to our Law hub, providing thousands of DIY contracts, forms guides and links to valuable resources for businesses needing assistance with the everyday running of their organisations.

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