Global organisations

IFAC – international assurance updates

IFRS Foundation – updates on the work of the International Accounting Standards Board

International Audit & Assurance Standards Board – updates affecting audit

International Chamber of Commerce Commercial Crime Services – investment fraud and cyber scam warnings related to Covid-19

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) SOS campaign website – resources, including funding options, policy and other support for MSMEs globally

International Monetary Fund (IMF) – regular updates on policies

Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) – regular updates and initiatives

Various global regulators – Impacts on reporting entities and auditors

World Bank – latest news

World Economic Forum - thought leadership from world leaders

World Health Organisation guidance on getting the workplace ready for Covid-19

World Health Organisation on infection prevention and control

World Trade Organization – latest news


European Central Bank (ECB) – updates on central banks’ responses

European Commission – policy responses

Committee of European Auditing Oversight Bodies (CEAOB) – areas of high importance with regards to Covid-19 and audits of financial statements

AccountancyEurope has collated regulatory responses across the continent

AccountancyEurope – practical recommendations for SMEs:


Revenue Commissioners 

Government assistance 
BDO Ireland

Mazars Ireland 

Grant Thornton Ireland 

KPMG Ireland
Deloitte Ireland 

PWC Ireland
EY Ireland

National governments

Australian Audit & Assurance Standards Board: The Impact of coronavirus on financial reporting and the auditor’s considerations

Hong Kong SAR – information hub

Irish Government response hub

Singapore government – information hub

UK government

International travel advice

World Health Organisation

US Department of State travel updates

Business impact

SME Financial Management Toolkit

Performance and financial management: key factors for SMEs’ survival in a volatile environment

Good practice checklist for small business  

McKinsey – implications for business

Chartered Accountants ANZ – guidance and resources

PwC – global export of services

BDO Ireland – Managing your business in uncertain times

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) SOS campaign website

Major firms provide briefing on Covid-19 disruption:





Baker Tilly

UK business support

UK government advice for business

Bank of England

UKTI Trade & Investment webinars

Institute of Directors advice and resources

CBI support for businesses

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) – guidance on business continuity plans

Healthcare advice for employers and support for businesses

ACCA and its firms sharing their messages: 

Farnell ClarkeflinderCarl Reader and Ad Valorem

Employment law: what's the priority for employers?

Measures to support businesses experiencing increases in costs or financial disruptions – grants

Business rates relief

Welsh government support

Coronavirus considerations and audit

Funding survival

Remote working – some practical advice

Immediate support for SMEs

Prompt payment – good news for small businesses

Measures to support businesses experiencing increases in costs or financial disruptions – loans

Time to pay arrangement for outstanding tax liabilities

Claiming SSP for a SME self-employed director

Work from home – policies and guidance

Simple risk assessment

Sage's coronavirus support hub for its one million UK business clients

Chartered Institute Of Credit Management – managing credit in a crisis checklist

Capital and financial markets

UK Finance: Banking and finance industry ready to respond to concern of customers

Bank of England outlines measures responding to economic shock

Report detailing likely effect on banking and capital markets

Financial Reporting Council guidance on audit issues arising from Covid-19 (UK-specific but with broader messages)