Coronavirus (Covid-19) resources
We know how much you need resources to help you and your business during this challenging time, and our commitment to supporting you remains unchanged. On this page you'll find resources we've put together to help you steer your way through the coronavirus lockdown period.
It’s important to us that we cover the key topics that matter to you, so please don’t hesitate to make suggestions or request resources on key issues using this form.
You can also keep updated on how we're responding to the current situation, including the latest on assessments and events, on our dedicated page.
Resources for AAT students
During the assessments suspension, it's important to keep studying to protect your future. AAT President John Thornton outlines why and how.
Don't lose momentum: get yourself in the best position to get your qualification at the end of this with e-learning, Green Light tests, podcasts and new videos in the AAT Lifelong Learning Portal.
Thinking about studying AAT?
You can still study for an AAT qualification in the lockdown period.
Resources for AAT training providers
Read the new guidance we've created (PDF) to help assessment centres meet their responsibility to become Covid-secure and enforce social distancing in preparation for hosting AAT assessments.
Watch the webinars from June's online Training Provider Conference for key information on the impacts of Covid-19, apprenticeships, recognition of prior learning and Qualifications 2022.
Remember to update your Find a Training Provider listing to show prospective students you're still operating throughout the lockdown period.
Remind your students to use the AAT Lifelong Learning Portal to access hundreds of resources to keep their skills fresh.
Whether you're changing your delivery model from classroom based to online, or you're simply looking to network with other tutors, sign up for the AAT tutor forums today and start sharing ideas and best practice with other training providers and tutors.
Point your students towards the AAT Comment coronavirus resource hub for the latest news, study hints and tips to get themselves through the Covid-19 situation.
Resources for AAT members
Enhanced webinar programme
We’re offering a new enhanced webinar programme to support you during this time. Our webinars usually take place at lunchtimes and are free to attend. Topics range from scenario forecasting to productivity and wellbeing.
You can also recap on webinars you’ve missed by watching them on demand on AAT Knowledge Hub.
New categories on AAT Knowledge Hub
If you're an AAT affiliate, AATQB, MAAT, FMAAT or licensed member, use AAT Knowledge Hub for technical articles, podcasts, webinars and e-learning to develop your skills through the lockdown period.
Key AAT Knowledge Hub resources
Dealing with the tax issues from Covid-19: businesses need to understand the tax implications from coronavirus. Watch this guide to the major pitfalls and opportunities.
Explainer: Job Retention Bonus scheme: understand the £1,000 payment per employee to employers who've used the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to furlough employees who return to work and remain employed until 31 January 2021.
Explainer: Employment and training assistance schemes: a quick-fire guide to government help for employers in the form of apprenticeships, traineeships and the Kickstart Scheme.
How accountants can create a business continuity plan: whether it’s due to fire, flood, crime or a global pandemic, you can set up your businesses to be agile in the face of unexpected disaster.
The impact of coronavirus on financial statements: we take you through the important issues practitioners will have to consider when preparing financial statements as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
How to market your practice for the upturn: learn how revising your business model and adapting your business strategy, plus early adoption of digital tools, can help you reposition your business.
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AAT Comment hub for members and students
Key AAT Comment resources
9 milestone dates accountants must know about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: the government has announced a raft of changes, including a timetable for updates.
Headaches await as a result of the deferred VAT scheme: businesses have taken advantage of the VAT and income tax deferment schemes to ease pressure on their finances. But come next April, will they have the cash to pay it?
Best practice to avoid employee claims after Covid-19: to avoid employee claims and do the best by their workers, it is vital employers know and follow best practice responsibilities.
Payments for the Self-employment Income Support Scheme: the eligibility tool is online. Find out how to use it.
Government bounce back loans to bail out small firms: read details of the loan scheme to get emergency credit into the hands of very small businesses.
Coronavirus cash-flow planning and consultancy best practice: most SMEs now urgently need to review assets and income, and expenses and liabilities. Cash-flow consultancy is a value-added service you can be offering.
Key Informi resources
The best business tools for working smarter, not harder: from accounting software to social media apps, use these helpful tools to ensure you bounce back.
Seven turnaround tips to get you back on track: with many businesses on the brink at the moment, here’s what you need to do to survive and prosper.
Coronavirus and cash flow planning: a 6-step survival plan: cash flow planning is an urgent priority but a challenging task. Accountants tell us the best ways to approach your cash flow and business continuity planning.
The lockdown guide to starting a business: now could be a good opportunity to revisit your business ambitions. We look at some activities you can undertake and the various resources we have to make your downtime as productive as possible.
How to forecast cash flow: practical advice to help you forecast cash flows and options for improving your cash position.
Search for business funding with the Funder Finder tool, including lenders who are part of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme.
Working from home effectively: 50 tips, tricks and tools: if you or your employees are working remotely we’ve got everything you need to know.
Coronavirus: six solid actions to keep your business going: if you’re in a precarious situation here are some actions you can take right now.