BELOW IS A LIST OF GENERAL SUPPORT LINKS TO HELP BUSINESSES
- Eat Out to Help Out Scheme update – claims service open The claims service for restaurants taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme is open.
Outlets can now claim reimbursements from the Government for discounts given to their diners this week (Monday to Wednesday), and payment will be made within five working days.
Businesses must wait seven days from the date of registration to make their first claim, and can only claim for scheme discounts offered on or after the date registered.
Claims can be made weekly and when signed into the service, businesses must select the periods that they are claiming for.
Across the UK more than 73,000 outlets have signed up for Eat Out to Help Out, and businesses can still register to use the scheme online at GOV.UK.
Information on making a claim is available online:
A video is also available which guides users through making a claim:
Businesses can register to use the scheme online:
Social media posts on the claims service opening:
- Working Safely during Coronavirus – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19
The Business Support Helpline number in England FREEPHONE 0800 998 1098. The helpline provides free, impartial business support and signposting services to businesses in England – which currently includes business advice on Covid-19.
Join Government Money Advice Service Facebook group, Coronavirus and your Money for money news and updates as soon as available, as well as a place to ask money questions, share worries and help others out.
Resources for your business:
Coronavirus hub – a regularly updated information portal for all government updates, FAQs and other relevant information.
A series of interactive webinars – aimed directly at Chambers and businesses across the UK and overseas.
We know there are huge concerns regarding the potential impact of Coronavirus and we’re doing all we can to support the business community through these challenging times.
If you have an enquiry about Coronavirus or would like to apply for the Government grant(s), please complete the Dorset Gateway Business Support Form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org to help us respond to you as quickly as possible.
Alternatively, please call the team on 01202 714800. We are receiving high volumes of enquiries and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.
To request support visit https://www.dorsetchamber.co.uk/business-support/coronavirus-covid-19/ in the first instance.
As the country gradually emerges from #CoronavirusUK lockdown, thoughts will turn to getting businesses up and running again.
There will be many things to consider, but we are on hand to support you. Whether it’s planning the end of furlough, reviewing your business succession plan or assessing and adapting your procedures and practices, we’ll provide you will some useful guidance and tips on a range of topics.
Sometimes we all need a bit of extra support. If your business needs advice on the JRS, VAT deferrals, grants, CBLIS, or managing cash flow during the pandemic we’re offering free 30 minute calls with qualified accountants. Book a call now bit.ly/FREEAG19
This link is to the latest post with guidance for the self employed, webinars and various links.
Managing Partner, Richard Bugler is running a weekly live webinar update for businesses on Mondays and Tuesdays, basically a summary of the key issues in the past week – with Q&A Recordings of all past webinars are now on their website, with details of future ones.
1:1 support for Dorset businesses and charities during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Immediate and ongoing expert mentor support to navigate your challenges with up to 3 months free of charge (and 90% subsidised thereafter).
Open to all micro, small and medium size businesses on a confidential basis.
In response to the ever-changing situation surrounding Covid-19, leading cloud business management solutions provider, Sage has set out to ensure that the small and medium-sized businesses can find and receive all the support and advice they need in these difficult times, with the creation of a Coronavirus advice-hub, here – https://www.sage.com/en-gb/coronavirus/
A bit more about the hub…
A trusted partner to over a million UK businesses, the hub provides straightforward, practical advice, with experts are on hand to offer guidance on everything from financial help and government support, to tips on keeping a business running when working from home.
Key resources on the hub include:
- A Coronavirus Business Support tool
- A constantly updated, in-depth guide, showcasing each level of support available to businesses
- A daily webinar, a 30 mins walk through providing advice to get through the current climate