In the budget and yesterday’s briefing, the Government announced a range of packages which can be summarised as follows with the likelihood of more measures to be announced over the next week including possible direct support for wage payments.
More information for employees and employers can be found here.
We will continue to provide further information as the Government releases more details about these and other schemes.
We appreciate that this is an extremely difficult time for small businesses but it is our belief that each and every business can survive this crisis through careful planning, taking advantage of Government assistance and by working with employees, suppliers and clients to spread the burden. Our business is founded on providing advice and support to employers during difficult and stressful situations and we will continue to do so through this most difficult of times.
In the meantime you can access support resources here.
If you don't have Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Word installed on your PC or Mac, don't worry - you can still use our products. You can get a free alternative from Open Office.
Open Office Org is open-source developed alternative to Microsoft Office, developed by a large software company called Oracle. Open Source means the company who build the software, allow 100% use of it, 100% free.
Since Open Office is specifically developed to be exactly the same as Microsoft Office, with all the same programs in the suite (Eg: Word, Excel, Access and Power Point) - it will freely open any Microsoft Office file-format. Meaning, just because a document was written in Microsoft Word, doesn't mean it can't be opened in another program. Open Office will do that, and vise versa.
To download and install Open Office;