We are currently living through an unprecedented period, due to the coronavirus with everyone’s daily lives being affected. The situation is impacting on people in lots of different ways and you will all have your own experiences.
We fully understand the considerable impact this is going to have on Clubs up and down the country, especially on top of the cancellation of end-of-season club shows.
Given we have over 125 clubs in membership, there are obviously a lot of variations as to how each club operates – from Ltd companies and CASC through to unincorporated associations and sport clubs – but wherever possible we will strive to provide updates on the Scottish and Westminster Governments announcements and where to find out additional information.
It’s appreciated that this support will not directly cover many of our Clubs, and we will endeavour to provide further updates as they become available, including clarity on whether this applies to registered charities.
We also reiterate that we will continue to monitor what direct support can be made available to Clubs from government funding. In the meantime, our Club Development Officers are also available to help in any way they can.
Advice has been posted by UK Coaching for self-employed coaches, along with an ongoing thread of questions and answers that coaches can access.
You can view it by clicking here.
Help for Clubs that are Ltd companies
Clarification on government support for clubs that are Ltd with regard to rates relief, grants and loans.
Business support finder Scotland; https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/coronavirus-advice
Confederation of Business Industry; https://www.cbi.org.uk/coronavirus-hub/support-for-business/
SENSCOT Social Firms Scotland
Supporting Business to transform lives in the third sector – https://senscot.net/covid-19-resources/
- Business rates relief – Will apply to clubs that pays business rates. Local authorities will contact businesses. https://www.mygov.scot/non-domestic-rates-coronavirus/
- Mortgage holiday – Will apply to clubs that has a mortgage on the building/space. Please contact your mortgage provider.
- Business interruption loan – Clubs needs to apply through their own bank. This is basically a bank loan with the government covering the interest for the first 12 months. Please contact your Clubs bank provider.
- Small business grant £10k – Available to businesses that currently has small business rates relief. Each local authority will contact businesses shortly regarding how to apply for this.
- Grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses – This is available for those with property of a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000. Local authorities will contact eligible businesses. https://www.gov.scot/news/gbp-2-2-billion-for-business/
- Income Tax self-assessment payments – the July 2020 payment is now automatically deferred to January 202 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-individuals-and-businesses-in-scotland
- HMRC time to pay (falling outside of VAT and Income Tax Self-Assessment) – Clubs can contact HMRC regarding delaying payments on a case by case basis. https://www.gov.uk/difficulties-paying-hmrc
- Full refund on Statutory Sick Pay – While this will become available, it has not been finalised by HMRC yet. More details will be posted on the link at the appropriate time.
- VAT payments – Any VAT payment from the three-month period between 30thMarch 2020 to 30 June 2020 will automatically be deferred until the end of the year.
- 80% salary contribution for furloughed workers – Currently being set-up, with details to follow from HMRC.
For more details on the information above, and for updates, please go to the UK government guidance here.
We understand that every Club and/or business is different and will require individuals to check what’s available for individual support. We also realise that at the moment there isn’t much information on those volunteer run boxing clubs. We have attached the current SCVO guidance.
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations – SCVO Guidance
Boxing Scotland is in consulation with sportscotland who are putting in place their business continuity plans about how they can support partners and the wider sporting community.
We will continue to monitor information coming from the relevant authorities and pass this information on as soon as reasonably possible to the memberships and clubs.
Boxing Scotland will continue to do its best to provide updates, advice and support as quickly as possible and urges everyone within the boxing family to stay safe.