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
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- tax issues arising from Covid-19
- the impact of coronavirus on financial statements
- embracing change in uncertain times.
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.
New category on AAT Knowledge Hub
If you're an AAT affiliate, AATQB, MAAT, FMAAT or licensed member, use the AAT Knowledge Hub for technical articles, podcasts, webinars and e-learning to develop your skills through the lockdown period.
We've added a new coronavirus category to help you deal with the current issues you may be facing and have opened up additional categories for AATQBs and affiliates for the moment.
Key AAT Knowledge Hub resources
Revised guide to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: this newly updated technical guide explains part-time furlough and employer contributions for the final phase of the scheme, plus how they need to be applied in payroll.
Business resilience template: financial management tasks: use this diagnostic template to help gather and prepare the accurate information on your business's current and future financial position.
Template: furlough letter for an employee: use this example letter and employee response form to communicate that staff have been assigned furlough status under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
A guide to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme: this guide explains who's eligible for the taxable grant of 80% of average monthly profits for the self-employed, and how to claim.
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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
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.