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Business Support during the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Business Support during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Financial Support to Businesses
The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. This includes a package of measures to support businesses including: a statutory sick pay relief package for SMEs a 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England small business grant funding of £10,000 for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief
grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000 the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to support long-term viable businesses who may need to respond to cash-flow pressures by seeking additional finance the HMRC Time To Pay Scheme
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How to access this support
We understand this is a stressful time for businesses but please be patient whilst we work to put in place plans to administer these financial support packages in line with Government guidance, which will be released shortly.  We will provide an update on this as soon as possible. You can also contact: The government’s Business Support Helpline for free advice

Business Support Helpline (England)
Telephone: 0300 456 3565
Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 6.00pm
You can also find free support, advice and sources of finance through your Local Growth Hub.

Covid-19 and Your Workforce
This guidance will assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff on: the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19 what to do if someone with suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 has been in a workplace setting what advice to give to individuals who have travelled to specific areas, as outlined by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) (full list is available here) advice for the certification of absence from work resulting from COVID-19
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Council Services The Council is sharing regular updates about affected Council services at You can also get updates on our social media accounts. For more information visit T: 0115 917 3826