The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.
There is a full range of packages available, and you can use the governments online tool to check what you are eligible for, or see the latest updates and links to resources below.
Latest Government Updates
Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000, the Chancellor has announced.Chancellor announces one-off top up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses worth up to £9,000 per property to help businesses through to the Spring£594 million discretionary fund also made available to support other […]
Review of coronavirus tiering restrictionsThe Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has today made an oral statement to the House concerning the review of coronavirus tiering restrictions in England. The oral statement can be seen at bit.ly/37wX7Rv and his written statement is available at bit.ly/3ainSKX.The full list of local restriction tiers by area, including the changes […]
If you’re a VAT registered business, check if you can temporarily reduce the rate of VAT on supplies relating to hospitality, accommodation, or admission to certain attractions.
Advice and Guidance direct The government made an announcement on 8 July 2020 allowing VAT registered businesses to apply a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT to certain supplies relating to: hospitality hotel and holiday accommodation admissions to certain attractions The temporarily reduced rate will apply to supplies that are made between 15 July 2020 […]
Government and Agency Resources
You can contact the government’s Business Support Helpline for free advice.
Business Support Helpline (England)
Telephone: 0800 998 1098
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm
If you need resources creating to display in your premises, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
To assist, we have created some basic signs that you can download and print which you can access below and don’t forget to display the HSE checklist. This is to give people confidence that you have put in place necessary measures to protect you, your employees and customers.
If you need help and advice on how to protect people from coronavirus (COVID-19) in your workplace, you can contact HSE direct or you can find links to tools we think you may find useful:
- by telephone: 0300 790 6787 lines are open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 8pm
- online using HSE working safely enquiry form