Coronavirus Advice Hub

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As the Coronavirus continues to impact the operations of businesses, learn more about the steps that Chamber members can implement to minimise impact on local communities and support the UK government’s strategy.

A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees. 

All information can be found here on the government’s website. This helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.


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Latest news


Major expansion of post-18 education and training to level up economy

The government has announced a major expansion of post-18 education and training to level up economy and prepare workers for post-Covid economy

– Lifetime skills guarantee to give adults the chance to take free college courses valued by employers

– New entitlement to flexible loans to allow courses to be taken in segments, boosting opportunities to retrain and enhancing the nation’s technical skills

– PM acts to boost productivity and help country build back better from coronavirus

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Winter Economy plan

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a range of measures to help businesses during the winter months, including:

– Job Support Scheme: The government is to top up the wages of workers covering up to a third of their hours

– Pay as You Grow: Greater flexibility for Coronavirus loan repayments.

– Loan Schemes extension until 30th November 2020

– Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) extension

– 5% VAT extension until 31st March 2021

– VAT Deferral can be repaid in smaller payments

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