Responding to COVID-19

To help you navigate through the COVID-19 crisis, here you’ll find the most relevant EY insights on structured crisis management, enterprise resilience and planning for recovery.

UK Government guidance: measures to support impacted businesses 

 

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EY’s summary of UK Government measures and practical next steps

 

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Now, Next and Beyond

For businesses managing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we see there being three undated time horizons: Now, Next and Beyond. Each horizon will present different priorities.

Although each organisation will be at a different stage, the UK as a whole appears to be moving towards the ‘Next’ phase of the horizon with priorities shifting from immediate resilience to recovery. The Government has announced a strategy to restart the economy and ease lockdown and many companies are looking to resume operations and the process of recovering resiliently.

Our framework sets out the priorities for businesses in the recovery phase and the key considerations for businesses to work through. 

A framework for recovery

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Webcasts

Join our webcasts to listen to our panelists discuss the key issues facing UK businesses as they respond to COVID-19.

 

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  • Insights

    Reimaging work in a post COVID-19 world
    29 May | Mona Bitar
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    Video: The panel from our CEO Perspective webcast answer FAQs
    21 May 2020
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    Blog: Leaders need optimism and courage more than ever as we shape the ‘new normal’
    29 April 2020 | Alison Kay
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    The CEO Perspective: How is COVID-19 defining business purpose?
    23 April | Mona Bitar
     
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    Global tracker: immigration policies from governments around the world 
    31 March | Michael Bertolino
     
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    Employee health: six key questions for your legal team
    27 March | Paula Hogéus

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    COVID-19 and global payroll business continuity: seven areas to consider
    24 March | Michael van den Brand

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    Privacy and data security issues amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
    19 March | Alex Razak

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    Effect on immigration and tax residence issues
    13 March

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    Employment law issues 
    12 March

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  • Webcasts

    Workforce resilience: A safe return to work environments
    7 May 
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    The importance of ESG and corporate sustainability in a time of unprecedented challenge
    6 May
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    CEO Perspective: How COVID-19 is defining business purpose 
    17 April

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    Is your business model fit for purpose to support critical scenario planning during COVID-19?
    27 April

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    Coronavirus Act: The main provisions and business impacts 
    9 April
     
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    How changes to UK competition law are helping supply chains  
    8 April
     
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    Safeguarding business continuity during COVID-19 
    27 March

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    How to forge a supply chain that withstands severe shocks
    27 March

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    COVID-19 crisis management essentials: ten better questions to ask
    26 March

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    COVID-19: Five steps to defend against opportunistic cyber attackers
    20 March

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    COVID-19 and pandemic planning: How companies should respond
    19 March

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    COVID-19 business continuity plan: Five ways to reshape
    18 March

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    Seven key response recommendations to strengthen business continuity
    5 March

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    Managing business continuity 
    27 March

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  • Insights

    Guide: Tax – Next and Beyond (PDF)
    29 April 2020
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    COVID-19 and business rates: FAQs on UK government support and reliefs
    6 May 
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    UK defined benefit pensions: Sponsoring companies and pension trustees need to collaborate
    29 April 

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    Preparing a short-term cash flow forecast
    27 April
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    UK government measures and practical next steps
    21 April

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    FAQs: Insolvency law changes
    6 April

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    FAQs from 25 March webcast: Financial viability and UK government support
    1 April
     
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    FAQs from 30 March webcast: UK government support for entrepreneurial and PE backed businesses
    30 March

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    Global tracker: Policy and stimulus measures from governments around the world
    26 March

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    Five financial reporting issues to consider as a consequence of COVID-19
    23 March

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    Business rates in the current environment
    19 March

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  • Webcasts


    Pensions: Striking the balance - contribution deferrals and the road to recovery
    29 April
      
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    Claims: Preparing now to protect value tomorrow

    23 April
     
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    Working together to transmit stimulus – action for today
    22 April
     

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    UK government support and the latest on financial viability

    22 April
     
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    Going concern assessment: Practical advice
    16 April
     
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    Practical considerations for your reporting and close process
    1 April
     
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    Managing indirect tax through challenging times
    1 April
     
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    UK Government support: What it means for Entrepreneurial & PE backed businesses
    30 March

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    Global tax and economic policy actions in response to COVID-19
    27 March

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    Financial viability and UK government support
    25 March

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  • Podcasts

    UK Research and Innovation: Funding for ideas that address COVID-19

    14 April

    Preparing a short-term cash flow forecast

    13 April

    Insolvency law changes: What company directors need to know

    1 April

    Pensions in a time of COVID-19: Immediate considerations

    26 March

    A perspective from EY UK’s Indirect Tax leader on key questions from business this week

    25 March

  • Insights

       

    Inability to perform contractual obligations as a consequence of COVID-19
    3 April

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    Force majeure and COVID-19
    27 March

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    The first test for purposeful business
    24 March

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    What boards can do to enhance oversight in times of uncertainty
    19 March

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  • Webcasts

       

    How can non-executive directors help their companies prepare for recovery?
    30 April  
     
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  • Insights

       

    Point of view: it will  soon be time to widen thinking on the COVID-19 pandemic beyond its direct impact on public health
    9 June 2020
     
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    Q1 2020 Profit Warnings

    4 May 2020
     
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    Areas for commodity traders’ focus as COVID-19 changes the market landscape

    30 April 2020
     
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    UK economy headed for record contraction as coronavirus has heavy near-term impact
    27 April 2020 | Mark Gregory
     
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    Capital Confidence Barometer: UK execs respond to crisis now and plan ahead for business resilience
    24 April 2020 | Steve Ivermee
     
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    Potential UK economic scenarios and their impact by sector

    7 April | EY Parthenon
     
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    7 impacts of COVID-19 on the UK digital household
    2 April | Praveen Shankar
     
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    Blog: COVID-19 has now triggered 215 profit warnings
    2 April | Kirsten Tompkins

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    COVID-19 – the latest challenge to ‘levelling up’
    27 March

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    130 profit warnings triggered by COVID-19
    26 March

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    Capital Agenda: A moment in time
    18 March

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  • Webcasts

    Real Estate indirect tax: Reporting, process transformation and technology
    5 May
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    Real Estate tax update: Keeping up with the latest developments and what comes next
    30 April
     
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    EY ITEM Club Spring Forecast
    24 April

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  • Podcasts

    UK chemicals: now and next response to COVID-19

    16 April

    UK automotive: responding to COVID-19

    16 April

    UK industrials: Immediate considerations for manufacturers

    9 April

    Restarting UK aviation: A perspective from EY’s EMEIA Strategy and Transactions Aviation Lead

    9 April

    Airlines and travel: Considerations for the near to mid-term

    9 April

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UK Government support guide 

Download our guide for a summary of the UK Government's support measures for businesses, employers and individuals. 

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The Leaders’ Perspective series

Webcast: The new world of work and implications for business

 

Hear the perspectives of CEOs and CHROs from ASOS Plc, bp Plc, EDF, Pearson Plc, TSB Bank Plc and Unilever Plc

 

05 June | Watch on demand

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Podcasts

Listen to our specialists discuss the key issues facing UK businesses as they respond to COVID-19

 

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EY's global framework

Resilient enterprise: Leading through uncertainty and complexity: Business Disruption
Employee health and wellbeing
Talent and workforce
Customer and brand
Financial and investor
Risk
Government and public
policy
Technology and infosec
Insurance and legal disputes
Supply chain and global
trade

COVID-19 Enterprise Resilience Framework

Resilient enterprise

Our framework identifies nine areas businesses can address to build a structured and comprehensive approach to crisis management and business resilience.

Navigate the nine dimensions of our framework, or find out more about our Enterprise Resilience Tool.

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Employee health and wellbeing

What matters most:

  • Promoting employee safety and wellbeing​
  • Public health information​
  • Support for impacted employees​
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Talent and workforce

What matters most:

  • Employee relations
  • Talent initiatives
  • Business traveller
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Customer and brand

What matters most:

  • Safety-based customer experience​
  • Direct to consumer and e-retail​
  • Packaging and delivery innovation
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Financial and investor

What matters most:

  • Liquidity, cash flow, credit and capital​
  • Regulatory/disclosures​
  • Investor trust​
  • Tax strategies and tax accounting​
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Risk

What matters most:

  • Enterprise risk planning​
  • Risk identification​
  • Scenario planning​
  • Continuity and recovery​
  • Response and monitoring​
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Government and public policy

What matters most:

  • Geopolitical risks​
  • Country risks​
  • Regulatory changes​
  • Leadership and public policy engagement​
  • Sustainability​​
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Technology and infosec

What matters most:

  • Infrastructure framework​
  • Cyber resilience​
  • Digital customer channels​
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Insurance and legal disputes

What matters most:

  • Business interruption​
  • Supply chain claims​
  • Legal and contract disputes​
  • Event cancellation
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Supply chain and global trade

What matters most:

  • Supply chain resilience​
  • Third-party service providers​
  • Sustainability ​​​​
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Employee health and wellbeing

What matters most:

  • Promoting employee safety and wellbeing​
  • Public health information
  • Support for impacted employees​
Explore

Talent and workforce

What matters most:

  • Employee relations
  • Talent initiatives
  • Business traveller
Explore

Customer and brand

What matters most:

  • Safety-based customer experience​
  • Direct to consumer and e-retail​
  • Packaging and delivery innovation
Explore

Financial and investor

What matters most:

  • Liquidity, cash flow, credit and capital​
  • Regulatory/disclosures​
  • Investor trust​
  • Tax strategies and tax accounting​
Explore

Risk

What matters most:

  • Enterprise risk planning​
  • Risk identification​
  • Scenario planning​
  • Continuity and recovery​
  • Response and monitoring​
Explore

Government and public policy

What matters most:

  • Geopolitical risks​
  • Country risks​
  • Regulatory changes​
  • Leadership and public policy engagement​
  • Sustainability​​
Explore

Technology and infosec

What matters most:

  • Infrastructure framework​
  • Cyber resilience​
  • Digital customer channels​
Explore

Insurance and legal disputes

What matters most:

  • Business interruption​
  • Supply chain claims​
  • Legal and contract disputes​
  • Event cancellation
Explore

Supply chain and global trade

What matters most:

  • Supply chain resilience​
  • Third-party service providers​
  • Sustainability ​​​​
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Recent press releases

Chris Sanger, EY's head of tax policy, comments on Chancellor's announcement to extend furlough scheme

Many businesses across the UK will have been relieved to hear the Chancellor’s announcement to extend the furlough scheme in its current form until the end of July.

12 May 2020

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