It is promoting a new video calling function on its website enabling tradespeople and potential clients to more easily ‘meet’, discuss jobs and obtain quotes from their own homes. This means jobs can be safely looked at in advance or booked-in ready for when restrictions are lifted.
The company has also partnered with Claritas Tax, an accountancy firm specialising in tax advisory and compliance services, to offer trade members practical advice on accessing the financial support available at this time. The guidance covers three main areas; help for the self-employed, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and VAT deferment.
Checkatrade also say that it is “offering our members financial support and new affiliate packages for the duration of lockdown to allow them to maintain or build their online profile at a fraction of the usual cost”.