Covid-19

Coronavirus – What UK Government is saying to Small businesses. We assess and review the advice as it appears

This blog section is primarily for Small Businesses who need to know what the Government is saying about the Coronavirus  (Covid-19) situation in the uk. We will do our best to keep it as up to date as possible.

For the most up-to-date information go to the GOV.UK website

There is a seperate section that covers non-Small Business notifications

Summary 

This has been updated 30th may and includes links to the Business Bounce-back Loand and more

This is general information that tells business what to expect, and how funding will be set aside for it. it does NOT cover the HOW or WHEN for each package will become available.

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SSP government refund for 14 days employee self-isolation,

delaying your HMRC payments through cases-by-case “Time to Pay” arrangements

business rates “holiday” for those that pay rates in the retail, hospitality and leisure businesses sectors in England for the 2020 to 2021 tax year.

support for small businesses that already pay little or no business rates because of small business rate relief (SBBR). This will provide a one-off grant of £10,000 to businesses currently eligible for SBRR or rural rate relief, to help meet their ongoing business costs. Note: If your business is eligible for SBRR or rural rate relief, you will be contacted by your local authority – you do not need to apply.

The new Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, delivered by the British Business Bank via your normal lending route. Interest paid by Governement for the first 6 months. The Government will guarantee the 1st 80% of approved loans. Should become available w/c 23rd March

Useful for

Business owners looking for outline details of forthing government support.

Summary

This is general information that most people are probably aware of, and covers a number of “statemenst of intent” looking forwards at what we should do, or looking forward at government wants to do to support us in the UK during this situtaion.

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what you need to know; background and good practice, social distancing, symptoms, whot to do if someone has symptoms, sick pay – SSP and Universal Credit; Certifying absence from work, employee absense, liniting the spread in the workplace, cleaning and waste handling, incoming post and packages

Useful for

Any emplyoyer or employee that wants to know the basics.

Summary

This is collection of guidelines covering different settings.

Note: Each heading has been taken directly from the publication it refers to, so there is a lack of consistancy (sorry).

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cleaning of non-healthcare settings; guidance for education settings, hostel or day care centres or people sleeping rough; guidane for mass gatherings; residential care, supported living and home care guidance; shipping and se ports guidance; guidance for staff in the transport sector (people into the country); advice for freight transport industry

Useful for

Those businesses that perform activities mentioned above.