• BID Team
    We have joined BIDs around the UK to call on the Government to expand the rateable value threshold for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses from £51,000 to any business with a rateable value up to and including £150,000 in these sectors, allowing further businesses the opportunity to access the
  • BID Team
    The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now open for applications, 10 days ahead of schedule. Employers can now go online to claim cash grants worth up to 80% of wages, capped at £2,500 a month per worker. 5000 HMRC staff will operate the scheme, which is expected to help thousands
  • BID Team
    The very useful Google mobility data here allows us to see how both the country and each local authority is performing. The reports show how visits and length of stay at different places change compared to a baseline, using the same kind of aggregated and anonymised data used to show
  • BID Team
    The Government has taken further action to support firms affected by the coronavirus crisis by bolstering business interruption loans for small businesses and announcing a new scheme for larger companies. Extended Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) The Government has extended the CBILS so that all viable small businesses affected
  • BID Team
    Local Authorities have now received information from the government and will be contacting businesses who are eligible to claim the grants which have been made available to help support them during this time. We have detailed information from each council below including how you will be contacted if you are