Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 1 April
01 April 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to the construction sector
New Updates and Guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on business support grant funding
Guidance for local authorities setting out details of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF). Updated information on state aid, monitoring and reporting requirements, post payment checks, eligibility of charities.
COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing
Advice and information on how employees can look after their mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): temporary changes to driver certificate of professional competence(CPC) requirements
The Department for Transport have set out temporary changes to allow bus and lorry drivers who cannot complete compulsory CPC training to continue to drive.
Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 31 March 2020
Press conference slides and datasets used by The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP.
High street benefits from £22 billion grants and business rates package
From 1 April, high streets begin to receive £22 billion coronavirus boost, with grants of up to £25,000 already being paid into bank accounts of high street businesses. Find out more here.
Chancellor waives duties and VAT on vital medical importsChancellor waives import taxes on vital medical equipment including ventilators, coronavirus testing kits and protective clothing. Find out more here.
Requests for Business Intelligence and Assistance
Can your business offer coronavirus (COVID-19) support?
UK Government is looking for businesses who can offer support in the multiple areas and has set up an online tool where businesses can register. To find the list of areas and offer support click here.
Business Intelligence: share the impact Coronavirus is having on your organisationWe welcome information from businesses on impacts across supply, demand and labour markets, actions to address these impacts, and any gaps in the Government response from your perspective. Please send your intelligence to email@example.com. We are aware that individual company information may be commercially sensitive, and it will be treated accordingly. Please note that this inbox is only for receiving intelligence and does not provide business advice.