COVID-19 Updates

Latest COVID-19 news


Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP) – Apply via your local authority

The Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP) supports businesses that have been required to close due to the national restrictions that began on 5 January 2021.

Eligible businesses may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £9,000 from their local council.

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Chambers call on Chancellor to provide urgent help to businesses on their knees

The Chamber Network is calling on the Government to provide more financial support to businesses across the UK facing a bleak future from the debilitating squeeze of coronavirus restrictions.

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Asymptomatic testing rolled out in Lincolnshire

Around 1 in 3 people have COVID-19 without displaying any symptoms.

Local authorities encourage people who cannot work from home during lockdown to get tested.

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Working from Home – Claim tax relief for your job expenses

You may be able to claim tax relief for additional household costs if you have to work from home because of COVID. This includes things like heating, metered water bills, home contents insurance, business calls or a new broadband connection.

Click here to find out more and apply.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and government-backed loan schemes  extended

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) for one month until the end of April 2021.

The loan schemes, including the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes (CBILS) and Bounce Back Loan Scheme, have also been extended until the end of March.

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