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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: 24 November 2020

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Bracknell to be placed under to ‘High’ COVID alert level

The government has announced that Bracknell will be placed under COVID alert level ‘High’ – often referred to as Tier 2 - restrictions from 2 December at 12.01am, following national ...

Bracknell Forest Council advice on managing Covid-19 outbreaks

It is in all of our interests to have effective control of Covid-19 locally so we can keep businesses working and our population safe. Bracknell Forest Council has provided advice ...

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. Download our full business support ...

Local restrictions support grant

The government has announced a series of economic support measures to coincide with the national measures: business premises forced to close in England due to local or national restrictions are to receive ...

Public Protection Partnership

Public Protection Partnership is here to support the needs of the residents and businesses across Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire and Wokingham with regards to our core and statutory services, including ...

Job Retention Scheme Extended

Government extends Furlough to March and increases self-employed support . Workers across the United Kingdom will benefit from increased support with a five-month extension of the furlough scheme into Spring ...

Latest Changes: New National Restrictions from 5 November

Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available. From Thursday 5 ...

Job Support Scheme

The Job Support Scheme, which was due to start on 1 November 2020, has been postponed as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is being extended until December. For further information please click ...

Latest Changes: Furlough Scheme Extended and Further Economic Support announced

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which was due to end on 31‌ October, will now be extended, with the UK government paying 80% of wages for the hours furloughed employees ...

Latest Changes: Apply for the coronavirus Future Fund

This scheme will issue convertible loans between £125,000 to £5 million to innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme is open until 31 ...

Latest Changes: Apply for a coronavirus Bounce Back Loan

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) enables smaller businesses to access finance more quickly during the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme is open until 31 January 2021. For further information please ...

Latest Changes: Apply for the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) provides financial support to larger businesses affected by coronavirus. The scheme is open until 31 January 2021. For further information please click ...

Latest Changes: Apply for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) provides financial support to smaller businesses affected by coronavirus The scheme is open until 31 January 2021. For further information please click  here.

Latest Changes: Government increases support for self-employed across the UK

The government is increasing its support to the self-employed over the coming months and ensuring people get paid faster than previously planned. To reflect the recent changes to the furlough ...

File your Companies House accounts online to avoid delays

Due to reduced numbers in our offices following government coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance - so it will take much longer to process paper documents sent by post. It’s a busy time ...

Claim tax relief for your job expenses

If you’ve asked your employees to work from home, and you’ve not reimbursed them already, your employees may be entitled to claim tax relief on additional household expenses they’ve incurred, ...

Job Support Scheme expanded to firms required to close due to COVID Restrictions

The government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be expanded to protect jobs and support businesses required to close their doors because of coronavirus restrictions. . Job Support Scheme will be ...

COVID Corporate Financing Facility

The COVID Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF) has provided £30 billion of direct support to some of the economy’s largest firms, who are responsible for almost 2.5 million jobs in the ...

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. This guidance explains how to recognise genuine contact ...

5 steps to working safely

The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. Practical actions for businesses to take based on 5 main steps. To ...

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, keeping as ...

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 if your business is affected by coronavirus (COIVD -19). To register and watch the ...

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 to claim ...

Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery

This guidance applies to any food preparation or food service setting where food is sold for takeaway or delivery. For example, bars, pubs, cafes, food to go, mobile catering, etc. ...

Working from or in vehicles

This guideline relates to people working in or from a vehicle, including couriers, mobile workers, field forces, etc. • For further information please click here.• To download the guidance in a ...

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 ...

Construction and other outdoor work

Guidance for people who work in construction or run outdoor working environments. • For further information please click here• To download the guidance in a PDF version click here.• To download the ...

Factories, plants and warehouses

The guidance for people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses provides advice for employers, employees and the self-employed on how they need to adapt their business to ...

Labs and research facilities

Labs and research facilities require on site collaboration between people, often in close proximity. To see further information on guidance for people who work in or run indoor labs, research ...

Offices and contact centres

Guidance for people who work in or run businesses from indoor environments such as offices and contact centres. • For further information click here.• To download the guidance in a PDF ...

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. • For further information please click here.• To ...

Managing risks and risk assessment at work

A brief guide on to controlling risks in the workplace, for further information on the Health and Safety Executive please click here.

Bracknell Forest Council COVID Advice Page

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

Temporary rates relief

Covid-19 related relief in response to the economic threat generated by the Covid-19 virus in early 2020, the Chancellor has made business rate relief available to a number of sectors ...

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, which are advance payments on their tax bill: ...

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 can be found here. The Government is asking businesses to print and display a ...

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. The Bill consists of 6 insolvency measures and 2 corporate governance measures. The ...

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. For further information please click here.

Heritage Emergency Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has put together a £50million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To view further details please ...

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: This refund will ...

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 ...

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 If your business is in ...

Find your COVID financial support for your business

You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants. Use the business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business.

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. The government will simplify and reduce the costs of the licensing process ...

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. The Future Fund will ...

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 If your small-or ...

Bounce Back Loan

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

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. Employers can apply for direct cash grants through ...

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: Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF) to support ...
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