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Coronavirus Support

Advice and support for businesses and our community during COVID19.

Government Support 

More support for businesses and workers has recently been announced.

  • Increased grants for small businesses to £10,000
  • Increased COVID19 business interruption loans to £5m and 12 month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England

ACAS: Advice for Employers

Employers should consider some simple steps to help protect the health and safety of everyone during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

CBILS supports a wide range of business finance products, including term loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance.

The scheme provides the lender with a government-backed guarantee potentially enabling a ‘no’ credit decision from a lender to become a ‘yes’. The borrower always remains 100% liable for the debt.

Cash Grants for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure

If your business is in the retail, hospitality or leisure sector, you may receive a cash grant of up to £25,000 per property.

Income Tax Deferral for the Self-Employed

The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

The scheme will provide a grant to self-employed individuals or partnerships, worth 80% of their profits up to a cap of £2,500 per month.

Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality & Leisure

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors in England will not have to pay business rates for the 2020-21 tax year.
Businesses that received the retail discount in the 2019-20 tax year will be rebilled by their local authority as soon as possible.

Should your business be open or closed?

In line with the most recent Government measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all non-essential premises should now close.

If you’re unsure whether your business is classed as essential, please take a look at the below link for an extensive listing.

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