Covid-19: New Cobra reports

Cobweb Info have published two more new reports to assist businesses affected by the Coronavirus emergency. Both of these reports can be downloaded from Cobra with your library card.

Foodservice (Coronavirus Update)

This report has information on a number of issues relating to food businesses at this time, including:

  • Closure of restaurants, cafés and pubs
  • New penalties introduced to enforce coronavirus business closures
  • Planning regulations relaxed to support new takeaway services
  • New immigration system will help address chef shortage

Applying for a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan

The Coronavirus Business Introduction Loan Scheme (CBILS) was announced in the Budget in March 2020 to provide finance of up to £5 million to support and protect smaller businesses across the UK. Businesses that suffer cash flow problems as a result of deferred or falling incomes due to the economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak are eligible to apply for the funding.

This factsheet provides an overview of CBILS and its key features. It explains which businesses are eligible and how to apply for funding under the scheme. It includes:

  • Key features of CBILS
  • Which businesses are eligible for CBILS?
  • How to apply for CBILS

Other useful publications

COVID-19: Support for Business
Department for Business

Coronavirus: Advice for Employers and Employees

Coronavirus (COVID-19)’
NHS England

Useful contacts

The HMRC COVID-19 helpline provides help to businesses and self-employed people in financial distress and with outstanding tax liabilities to receive support with their tax affairs.
Tel: 0800 015 9559