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Coronavirus Information for NWL Businesses

The Government has a dedicated webpage for employers and businesses providing advice about COVID-19.

Government Tool to assess what funding is available

Please note the new tool has been added to www.gov.uk website which can help all businesses identify funding and support that could be available to them. This is also updated on a regular basis so good to keep checking.

The Government has launched “Bounce Back Loans” for small businesses – for further information for the links

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-coronavirus-bounce-back-loanhttps://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-schemes/bounce-back-loans/for-businesses-and-advisors/

If you are Self Employed you can check whether you are eligible for the

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme

Working safely during coronavirus

The Government has produced 8 sector specific guides to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic.

The guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe. To view the guidance visit: Working safely during coronavirus (GOV.UK)

Advice on cleaning in non-healthcare settings such as workplaces, hotel rooms and student accommodation can be found here.

 Discretionary Grants/Additional Funding 

The government has announced that additional funding will be made available to local authorities to support businesses which do not qualify for the current government grant schemes. We are still waiting on the detail, but expect to be able to provide an update to businesses on how to apply for these funds shortly.

We know this is a very worrying and challenging time for you all and if you do have any concerns or require further information please contact us at businessfocus@nwleicestershire.gov.iuk

Government launches New Webinars to boost support for businesses:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-webinars-to-boost-support-for-smes-during-coronavirus?utm_source=c33e9811-661b-44c1-92c0-59a5ef4a29ce&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

Further Advice

British businesses that may face disruption due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) can visit the dedicated business support website for more information.

The East Midlands Chamber of Commerce have created a Coronavirus hub with the latest developments and new financial measures. 

The Federation of Small Business have created the Coronavirus information hub for members and non-members. It is available to the public and is updated throughout the day and contains employer guidance, government and general business advice.

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