Webinar: Weathering the COVID storm and thriving

Together with DTE Business Advisers, Butcher & Barlow hosted a webinar for business owners and managers with practical advice on how to come through these unprecedented times with not only a business intact, but a thriving business.  We talked about grants, loans, tax reliefs, employment issues, business structures, and what to do if things do not quite go as you would expect them to. In case you missed the webinar, you can now watch it here:  How to weather the COVID storm and thrive


The information contained in the webinar was correct as at the 18th June 2020. If you would like further information on any of the topics covered, specific to your own business, please get in touch using the links below.



➢ Cash flow management: How to manage your cash flow effectively in the current environment
By Richard Bell, Audit Specialist, DTE

➢ Business loans: What extra funds are available to businesses to ensure effective cash flow management?
By Andy Humphrey, Corporate Finance specialist, DTE

➢ Update on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Level of support available now and after July, part-time working and contributions towards salaries.
➢ Redundancy: Can you make redundancies whilst staff are furloughed?
By Justin Kelly: Employment Law specialist, Butcher & Barlow

➢ Asset protection: How to think long term and plan ahead to ensure your business thrives under the new normal
➢ Cash flow: Claiming Research and Development Relief, considering time to pay arrangements and other available support incentives from HMRC.
By Gareth Costello: Tax specialist, DTE

➢ Business restructuring: Do you need to consider downsizing, capital injection, a disposal or a merger to ensure survival?
➢ Shareholders’ Agreements: Protecting your interests’
By Jonathan Aldersley, Corporate and Commercial specialist, Butcher & Barlow

➢ Protection against forfeiture: Can a landlord enforce a right of re-entry or forfeiture for non-payment of rent?
➢ Reviewing property agreements: checking key dates in relation to break clauses, the right to renew, complying with licences, exercising option agreements or complying with conditions in contracts for sale or purchase.
By James Hodgson, Commercial Property specialist, Butcher & Barlow

➢ Mitigating the damage – litigation perspective: Managing the impact of Covid-19 on your business and properties
By Alex Sandland, Commercial Dispute Resolution specialist, Butcher & Barlow