These Government Guidelines were published yesterday evening. local-authority-discretionary-grants-fund-guidance-local-government I hope to shortly advise you of the Mid Sussex/West Sussex guidelines as this is a discretionary scheme – businesses within Mid Sussex District Council can register for this grant now at www.grantapproval.co.uk    ...

The Government have just announced a local business grant fund scheme that may be of interest to you. Please see their website for further information. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/top-up-to-local-business-grant-funds-scheme As this announcement indicates further guidance for local authorities will be set out shortly.  I promise to keep the Business Associations and...

Self-employed invited to get ready to make their claims for coronavirus (COVID-19) support. All coronavirus business support information can be found at gov.uk/business-support HMRC are beginning to contact customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Those who are eligible will be able...

The new Bounce Back Loans scheme, announced by the Chancellor today, will allow businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 and access the cash within days. Loans will be interest free for the first 12 months, and from Monday 4 May, businesses can apply online through a short and simple form. The Government,...

As many of you are aware HHBA have opened up their 'Meet the Expert' zoom meetings to include all local businesses during this current climate. Recordings of these meetings can be found here https://hhba.co.uk/membership/virtual-meet-the-expert-talks/ Our friends at Gatwick Diamond Business have invited all HHBA members to...

Here are the details of the marketing and digital flexible workers looking for consultancy work 1-3 days per week. https://www.flexibilitymatters.co.uk/news/weathering-the-storm-marketing-and-people/ As you know Flexibility Matters has over 3,000 candidates on our books, one of our specialisms is experienced marketers looking to assist businesses to keep top of...

High street shops and other companies under strain will be protected from aggressive rent collection and asked to pay what they can during the coronavirus pandemic. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-measures-to-protect-uk-high-street-from-aggressive-rent-collection-and-closure?utm_source=5dc5fb4c-2e93-416a-93fe-10d8e923b3ba&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate...

Does your business have stocks of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which could help in the fight against COVID-19? Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF), which brings together public service agencies in responding to COVID-19, is appealing to businesses for vital personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to help protect...

Historic England has announced a new scheme offering grants to third sector, voluntary groups, heritage organisations and self-employed contractors impacted by Covid-19. Grants of up to £25,000 are available to address financial difficulties arising from the Coronavirus. In addition to this, further grants of up...

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