COVID-19: guidance on business support grant funding

This Government guidance document sets out details of eligibility and delivery of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF). Payment of the grants will be administered by Local Authorities who should contact qualifying businesses directly – you should not have to apply.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Today, 20th March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme where the government will pay a significant proportion of wages in an effort to minimise job losses. Under the scheme. Employers can apply for grants to cover wages, with up to 80% of wages being paid by the government, up to a maximum of…

COVID-19 – Support for Businesses

In the recent Budget (11th March) and subsequent Press Conferences, the government has announced a range of measures to support businesses affected by Covid-19. You are probably already aware they include business rate relief for certain types of businesses, help to cover the cost of providing statutory sick pay for staff, cash grants and a…

Chamber Chat: March 2020

Officers and Committee for the coming year elected at last month’s AGM, but the big issue for all businesses, of course, is the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. Oh, and there’s the small matter of significant announcements affecting businesses in the Budget too. Interesting times!