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Bracknell BID Covid Business Support Guide and other useful links

Bracknell BID has compiled a comprehensive guide to assist all businesses with help that is available to them during the Covid-19 crisis.

Guide last updated: 14 September 2020

Download Our Full Business Support Guide

Bracknell BID has put together a comprehensive guide to assist all businesses with the help that is currently available to them during the COVID-19 crisis

Bracknell Forest Council COVID Advice Page

Bracknell Forest Council have released a webpage dedicated to ‘Health and Safety During the Coronavirus Pandemic’.

Genuine HMRC Contact and Recognising Phishing Emails and Texts

Find out how to recognise when contact from HMRC is genuine, and how to recognise phishing or bogus emails and text messages.

Rules that have been relaxed to help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic

A list of the rules that have been temporarily relaxed to make it easier for businesses to continue working through the disruption caused by coronavirus

Government introduces legislation to relieve burden on businesses and support economic recovery

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill received royal assent on 25 June and is now an Act

Working safely during COVID-19

The government has published a document to give guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed in the UK understand how to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic

Guidance updated for businesses ahead of 4 July

Following the Government’s announcement of a further easing of lockdown measures, updated guidance for all workplace settings

Government outlines support for pubs, cafes and restaurants

More pubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to serve customers outdoors in plans announced by the government.

Close Contact Services

Guidance for people who provide close contact services, including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and massage therapists, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers.

Offices and contact centres

Guidance for people who work in or run businesses from indoor environments such as offices and contact centres.

Factories, plants and warehouses

The guidance for people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses

Labs and research facilities

Labs and research facilities require on site collaboration between people, often in close proximity.

Construction and other outdoor work

Guidance for people who work in construction or run outdoor working environments.

Working from or in vehicles

This guideline relates to people working in or from a vehicle, including couriers, mobile workers, field forces, etc.

Shops, branches and stores

Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments. The guidance for retail businesses that are currently closed is to enable businesses to plan for when they can re-open.

Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery

This guidance applies to any food preparation or food service setting where food is sold for takeaway or delivery.

Managing risks and risk assessment at work

A brief guide on to controlling risks in the workplace

5 steps to working safely

Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments. The guidance for retail businesses that are currently closed is to enable businesses to plan for when they can re-open.

Find your COVID financial support for your business

You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants.

Register for free webinars to learn more about the support available

Take advantage of the free webinars that have been launched by HMRC to help and support

Self-Employed or Own A Business

If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) find out if you can use the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Self-Assessment July 2020 Payment on Account

Generally self-employed individuals who file an annual tax return under self-assessment are required to make two ‘payments of account’ during the year

One-Off Cash Grant

If your business is in the retail, hospitality, leisure sector & professional service in England, then you may also be entitled to a cash grant

Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund

Small and micro businesses with fixed property costs that are not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund may be eligible for the Discretionary Grants Scheme.

Bounce Back Loan

The Bounce Back Loan scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000.

Small or Medium Sized Business - Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

If your small-or medium-sized business in England is facing cash flow issues as a result of COVID-19, Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is a new scheme

Future Fund

The Future Fund will provide government loans to UK-based companies ranging from £125,000 to £5 million, subject to at least equal match funding from private investors.

Large Business - Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility

If you are a large business facing cash flow issues as a result of COVID-19, you may want to read the following information:

Heritage Emergency Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has put together a £50million fund to support the heritage sector

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Furlough

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has gone live, with businesses able to claim up to £2,500 a month towards staff wages

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

If you are a small- or medium-sized business, you may be entitled to reclaim the costs of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for sickness absence due to COVID-19

Temporary rates relief

Covid-19 related relief in response to the economic threat generated by the Covid-19 virus in early 2020

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