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BTHA partners’ advice & support for members

As well as publishing government advice to businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic, the BTHA is helping members by offering the expertise of our partners and contractors. We have asked several companies to provide us with advice on a wide range of topics from employment law and employee benefits to insurance and lockdown risks. This list will be constantly updated with our partners’ advice and offers of help, with links to expert personnel if required.

Towergate – insurance

The BTHA’s insurance provider, Towergate, has launched a Covid-19 information hub containing advice, guidance and support to businesses and self-employed workers.

There are useful tips about what to do with your insurance cover if your business property is unoccupied and on compliance plus why you should not be cancelling your public liability cover.

The hub also addresses the lack of clarity from some insurers regarding business interruption claims for consequential loss.

Towergate is also providing clients with free access to the Ellis Whittam Coronavirus hub for health & safety and employment law. ​Please contact Mark.Allan@towergate.co.uk if you would like more specific advice.

 

Close Brothers – pensions and financial advice

The BTHA’s pensions and financial advice firm for staff, Close Brothers, has a number of short pre-recorded webinars and videos it has created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic to support staff and their financial wellbeing during these times.

These come at no cost, and with no obligations – they are just provided to help workforces navigate the current uncertainty. Within the Dropbox link below you will find the following:

  • Money worries during the Covid-19 pandemic (recorded webinar, 15 minutes)
  • Using the Covid-19 lockdown to improve financial wellbeing (recorded webinar, 19 minutes)
  • Protecting your financial wellbeing (animated video, 2 minutes)
  • Money worries during the Covid-19 pandemic (bite-size video, 7 minutes)
  • Covid-19 impact on pensions and retirement (bite-size video, 5 minutes)

The webinars and videos can be found at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9525oc6jrk5ixcv/Financial%20wellbeing%20during%20COVID%2019.pdf?dl=0

The firm’s latest video – Coronavirus’ impact on employee benefits – has just been published and provides some practical guidance and support.

Should you have any requirements of a financial advice nature and wish to contact Close Brothers for the cost of further advice, questions or assistance please do contact our BTHA account manager Paul Forde (paul.forde@closebrothers.com)

HW Fisher – auditing and accountancy

Members’ attention is drawn to the following guidance hub of useful financial and general information from the BTHA’s long-standing audit firm HW Fisher – https://www.hwfisher.co.uk/category/news/covid-19-guidance-hub/

The hub contains a regularly updated range of useful articles and opinion pieces on financial, tax and other information from HW Fisher.

If you wish to discuss fees for specific advice or projects with HW Fisher please contact Managing Partner Andrew Rich in the first instance at arich@hwfisher.co.uk

DLA Piper – employment law

The BTHA’s lawyers DLA Piper have launched a Coronavirus Resource Centre, which is available publicly. It offers advice on areas such as corporate governance, restructuring, insurance, the supply chain and employment rights.

There is also a webinar available to watch after registering with DLA Piper on UK employment law issues.

Requests for quotes for paid work by members can be directed to Matt Duncombe at DLA Piper: matt.duncombe@dlapiper.com