Below is an update providing information on a number of business support measures available during the Coronovirus outbreak.
Coronavirus Business Support: The Government has announced a full range of business support measures available to UK businesses. Further information, including financial support packages for businesses, advice on how to operate your business, support for your employees, including workers’ wage costs, and information on changes to planning and regulations. Visit the website
Free Business Support Helpline 0300 456 3565.
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A new Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, delivered by the British Business Bank, was launched on 23 March, enabling businesses with a turnover of no more than £41m to apply for a loan of up to £1.2 million, with the government covering up to 80% of any losses with no fees. For more information visit www.british-business-bank.co.uk
ACAS has published information for employees and employers, including simple steps to help protect the health and safety of staff during this time. For more information, visit www.acas.org.uk
A dedicated helpline has been set up to help businesses and self-employed individuals in financial distress and with outstanding tax liabilities. If you are concerned about being able to pay your tax due to COVID-19, call the HMRC’s dedicated helpline on 0800 0159 559 or visit the HMRC website.
Coast to Capital Growth Hub advisers are available to businesses for initial telephone and signposting to specialist financial support and advice. If you’re not sure who to contact: 01293 305965 firstname.lastname@example.org. Coast to Capital will also have an outline of business support measures over coming weeks. Read more.
Please note: This email communication is designed to help signpost local businesses in Epsom and Ewell to the appropriate and relevant official bodies or organisations who are able to deal with enquiries relating to business support during this time.
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