Information, Guidance & Useful Links To Support Businesses

CoronavirusInfoforbusinesses

Government Initiatives & Support:

A package of measures to support businesses currently includes:

  • A Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (paying up to 80% of staff wages)
  • Deferring VAT and Income Tax payments
  • A Business Interruption Loan Scheme of up to £5m interest free over 12 months
  • Support packages around Business Rates

The link with more info is here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

 

The following guide is useful for employees:

Advice on Furloughed Workers, SSP, Claiming Benefits and more

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees

 

South & Vale Business Support:

SVBS have set up a page with useful information including Business support packages, sick pay to employees, HMRC Time to Pay agreement

https://www.svbs.co.uk/coronavirus-guidance-and-support/

 

The Money Advice Service:

Has some very useful advice on money matters, travel and sick pay/benefits for staff & employees: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you