As we are all aware, unprecedented measures are being implemented across the globe to prevent the further outbreak and spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This makes it a very challenging time all round for businesses and individuals as we do everything within our power to ensure the health and safety of our staff, our customers and the wider community.
We’ve had a number of enquiries from members looking for advice on what steps they should be taking within their businesses. The situation is changing, and often changing fast. As a result, we’ve highlighted a number of key websites to bookmark, as these will be providing the most up-to-date guidance.
Note: These resources are UK-focused, so we recommend you follow the advice from the government in your own country.
COVID-19: guidance for employers and businesses is a key source of up-to-date guidance from the UK Government. There you can find a host of information for employers, employees and businesses.
If you want to jump straight to the support announced by the Chancellor for UK businesses, including Job Retention Scheme, VAT and Income Tax Deferral, reclaiming of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), Business Rates Holiday and the temporary Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme click here.
SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES IN ENGLAND
This page helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.
Helpline number: 0300 456 3565
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm
SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES IN SCOTLAND
Information on support and grants to help with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on your business.
Helpline number: 0300 303 0660
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm
SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES IN WALES
Navigate the latest guidance on the virus for people in Wales; including support and grants to help your business during this time.
Call Business Wales on 03000 6 03000
SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES IN N.IRELAND
Understand what the measures announced by the Chancellor mean for people and businesses in Northern Ireland.
Call Invest NI on 0800 181 4422
These links are provided for information only and the list is not exhaustive.