COVID-19 News

These are uncertain times for our profession, however it’s been great to see the community really come together and demonstrate the strength of the PSA.

Despite that support, we recognise that you may be facing challenges in the coming months. On this page we aim to share helpful information and updates.

Please do participate in the discussions on our various Facebook groups and reach out to fellow members both for support and to offer support yourself. Please also remember to consult official government advice:

Together we stand a great chance of getting through this. 

The Professional Speaking Association

News and resources for PSA members:

  • PSA Help & Support
    In life and work we all need help occasionally. We have compiled a list of organisations that have helplines to help people struggling with mental health issues, housing, debt, domestic violence, being a single parent, tax and disability. Contact details for organisations that may be able to help Meeting up […]
  • The Coronavirus Further Update: The Self Employed Scheme
    Eligibility You need to be self-employed either as an individual or a member of a partnership. You have been trading in the 2019/20 tax year. You are trading when you apply, or you would be but for the Coronavirus. You have lost trading/partnership income due to the COVID-19. You either […]
  • Covid-19 business information pack
    Board Member and Chartered Accountant Shaz Nawaz has put together a helpful information pack for businesses affected by Covid-19. What’s in the pack Businesses: what you need to know. Help for companies affected by Coronavirus (Includes SSP, Grants and Funding) Help for individuals affected by Coronavirus. Businesses: things to think […]
  • Covid-19 Information For Business
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a series of measures last week to try to relieve the strain on businesses. We asked Board Member and Chartered Accountant Shaz Nawaz to give us some insight into how to interpret the Chancellor’s statement and some advice on the steps PSA members may be able to take.