This page contains information and advice for businesses on both support available, how to stay safe, and key policy changes in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. I know many businesses have been seriously affected by the pandemic and the restrictions required to control the spread of infection. In addition to the measures below, I am pressing the Government for further support for sectors most affected, including aviation, events and the wedding industry.
If your business is facing barriers and having difficulty accessing support please do not hesitate to contact me. I am holding regular business surgeries - to book an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Government have set out a package of measures to support businesses, from financial support to help and advice on safety in the workplace. Please see the following links to find out:
- Information on the national restrictions from 5 November, and how this may affect your business.
The Government also provides a range of non-financial support measures to help businesses at the current time. These include a business support helpline, HMRC helpline, webinars, growth hubs, and the Skills Toolkit. The Government's Business Support Helpline on 0300 456 3565 and the HMRC helpline on 0800 0159 559, or use their online support tools available here.
For information on the support available, please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/additional-government-resources-to-support-your-business-during-coronavirus-disruptions?priority-taxon=09944b84-02ba-4742-a696-9e562fc9b29d
The Government has also issued a series of bespoke support for certain sectors, including charities, the arts, retail leisure and hospitality, as well as national schemes such as Kickstart which supports employers to create new opportunities for young people. Kickstart is being supported by local hub organisations, including our Local Enterprise Partnership, Enterprise M3, and the Surrey Chamber of Commerce, to ensure these opportunities are also available for small businesses. For more information please see here.