Covid 19 – support for businesses

If you’re running a business at this difficult time there are some resources to help you. We are currently collecting information and resources that we will share but please send in ideas and requests for topics that you would like to know more about.

Cobweb Info have produced two new reports that can be accessed on the COBRA database.

Coronavirus – Government Support for Business

This factsheet provides an overview of the measures the Government has introduced to support businesses across the UK as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.  It includes information and links about:

Grants and loans
Statutory sick pay
Job retention scheme
Relaxation of planning rules
Childcare funding
Coronavirus measures for landlords and tenants
Drivers’ hours rules relaxed
Business Rates relief (retail, hospitality and leisure sectors)
Delay to IR35 tax reforms
HMRC help

Coronavirus – Advice for Employers

This factsheet provides a guide to the steps employers should take to protect the health and safety of their employees and workers if coronavirus spreads more widely in the UK. It also sets out their responsibilities under employment law.  It includes information about:

Good practice for employers
Time off and sick pay
Managing coronavirus in the workplace

Please be aware that new information and guidance is being issued all the time.  We will keep our resources up to date and send out as appropriate. Please check back on the Ask About Business website for updates.

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