Covid-19 Business Management Support and Information
Latest information and updates related to Coronavirus
General Updates for Organisations
Gender Pay Gap reporting
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) took the decision on 24th March 2020 to suspend enforcement of the gender pay gap deadlines for the reporting year 2019/2020.
Corporate Insolvency & Governance Act
On 25 June 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 received royal assent. The measures introduced by the Act will relieve the burden on businesses during the coronavirus outbreak and allow them to focus all their efforts on continuing to operate.
The implementation of IR35 changes will come into effect on 6th April 2021.
External Affairs Consultations
Consultation – Aligning UK international support for the clean energy transition
UK Export Finance and Government support for fossil fuels. On the 12th of December 2020, the UK Government announced its intention to end direct support for the fossil fuel energy sector overseas, and their intention to consult industry. OGUK opposed this significant change in UK Government policy, which could undermine the UK’s oil and gas […]
Consultation – Scottish Government Vision for Trade
Scottish Government support for fossil fuel exports. On the 26th of January 2021, the Scottish Government announced its intention to end direct support for the fossil fuel energy sector overseas, in line with the UK Government announcement in December, and their intention to consult industry. OGUK opposed this significant change in Scottish Government policy, which […]
Consultation – Research and Development Tax Relief
UK Government consultation to define and explore the implementation of reliefs. On the 3rd of March 2021, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced its intention to explore the nature of private-sector R&D investment in the UK, how that is supported or otherwise influenced by the R&D relief schemes, and where changes may […]