COVID-19 Latest updates

24/03/2020

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Working alongside local and our regional partners and the government. We will focus on information to manage the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and how our businesses are adapting to deliver differently.

We will update BID levy-payers with links to relevant advice and information from official sources.

Latest Updates

24th March:

The Chancellor has set out guidance for employers and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. Further details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-coronavirus-covid-19

23rd March:

On 23 March the Government, stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives. All non-essential premises must now close. The document supports the government’s guidance on staying at home. It provides full guidance on the government’s announcement and the list of businesses and premises expected to close. The document can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/874732/230320_-_Revised_guidance_note_-_finalVF.pdf

Extra protection for businesses with ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments. Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of coronavirus will be protected from eviction, the government has announced. Further details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/extra-protection-for-businesses-with-ban-on-evictions-for-commercial-tenants-who-miss-rent-payments

Businesses will be able to access government support from today (Monday 23 March) to keep operating in the face of the global economic emergency brought on by coronavirus. Further details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-business-support-to-launch-from-today

20th March:

The Chancellor has outlined an unprecedented package of measures to protect millions of people’s jobs and incomes as part of the national effort in response to coronavirus. Further details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-announces-workers-support-package

Government announces further measures on social distancing. Entertainment and hospitality premises to close temporarily and people urged to only travel if absolutely essential. Further details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-further-measures-on-social-distancing

17th March: The Chancellor announced an unprecedented package of government-backed and guaranteed loans to support businesses, making available an initial £330bn of guarantees – equivalent to 15% of GDP. Further details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-delivers-budget-2020

Additional Information:

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is a new scheme, announced by The Chancellor at Budget 2020, that can provide facilities of up to £5m for smaller businesses across the UK who are experiencing lost or deferred revenues, leading to disruptions to their cashflow.

Further details can be found here:

 https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme-cbils/

 

For those of you working on the front-line roles may have concerns about the COVID-19 epidemic. For information advice and help information advice and help, details can be found here: https://www.retailtrust.org.uk/

Advice for licence premises in the night time economy, Further details can be found here:

https://nighttimeeconomy.com/blog-items/covid-19-advice-for-licensed-premises-in-the-night-time-economy/

As we move rapidly with the Coronavirus crisis, we know it has never been more important to deliver good quality customer service for people with long-term health conditions and disabilities, many of whom will be feeling increasingly vulnerable. Further details can be found here: https://purpletuesday.org.uk/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=85040355&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_e6NhNRzGVV8Zjuz9_9wOHbKcLpB-Up9Qg7TSHTPpbx6dS5swTWcOTHTwqoaJ-GERyDWNgif7P4Gz5bjpFUqdRAND2bg&_hsmi=85040355

 The government will pay the wages of employees unable to work due to the coronavirus pandemic, in a radical move aimed at protecting people’s jobs.

It will pay 80% of salary for staff who are kept on by their employer, covering wages of up to £2,500 a month. Further details can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees

Advice for local businesses, these are uncertain times and we are working closely with our partners to determine how best we can support businesses in Derby. Further details can be found here: https://www.derby.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid19/advice-for-businesses/

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