There will be a huge impact of Coronavirus on our local business,. Here are some useful local and national links regarding Coronavirus. We’ll try and keep this updated as often as possible, but let us know if there’s anything we should add!
UK Government Covid-19 Guidance
Government dedicated business support helpline – 0300 456 3565
Get support on everything from business rates relief to grants and advice regarding employees.
Guidance from Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.
The information includes:
- Social distancing and vulnerable people
- Self-isolation and sick pay
- If the employer needs to close the workplace
- If an employee needs time off work to look after someone
- If someone has coronavirus symptoms at work
- Good practice steps for employers
- More coronavirus advice
The British Bank
Information about the Government’s Business Interruption loan scheme.
HMRC- COVID 19 Helpline – 0800 0159 559
HMRC’s helpline for advice on tax relief.
Money Saving Expert
Easy to understand financial advice for employers, employees, gig workers etc. Includes information on benefits for anyone not able to claim through other government schemes.
Local Business Support
Remote Working Advice Line provided by Cosmic . 0330 088 4421 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).
South West Business Organisation advice pages
Somerset Chamber of Commerce
A Coronavirus resource portal, including the latest information from UK Gov.
Coronavirus resources, including some useful FAQ documents based on questions asked by members. The finance FAQs are particularly useful. They have 200 staff and a panel of experts available to answer questions.
Information for self-catering businesses
PASC (Professional Association for Self-Caters) supports Self-Catering companies.
They have a weekly newsletter, which provides useful info for Self-Caters about the impacts of COVID-19. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.
Facebook are providing $100m in grants to small businesses affected by Coronavirus.
Local Community Support
A brilliant local support group. Get (or give) support in the local community and get support online from other group members.