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Coronavirus: support for Business

Posted on : 20 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: support for Business

We appreciate that this is a very difficult time for your business and we are here to support you as much as we can.

As the COVID19 crisis escalates the Council's Business Enterprise Renewal Team is focussed on supporting businesses through this difficult period and the Council has set up an Emergency Group to focus on Business Support in response to the crisis.  

In addition to highlighting support on offer from the Council and its partners, we will also relay Welsh and UK Government announcements and signpost you towards the most up-to-date information available to us as a local authority. 

Our aim is to be clear, transparent and jargon free in order to offer a direct, reliable and accurate source of information for businesses of all sizes.

We understand the sense of urgency that you, as an employer and business leader, must be feeling and know that ideally you would like answers to all of your questions. Unfortunately, in these unprecedented times we simply cannot speculate as to timescales, future developments and therefore what the overall impact will be for businesses across Caerphilly County Borough.

What we can assure you of is our support wherever possible, as you begin to scrutinise the financial resilience and resource contingency of your business. 

If you don’t follow the council already you can do so on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaerphillyCBC and Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaerphillyCBC You can also sign up for email our email bulletin https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKCAERPHILLY/subscriber/new

Further updates will be released when new information becomes available.

Caerphilly County Borough Council Local Support

At the moment the Council is still running its regular grants schemes to support new expanding businesses.

https://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Business/Business-grants-and-funding  

If you would like someone from the Council’s Business Support Section to contact you regarding the Council’s grant schemes or to discuss an aspect of your future business plans or concerns then please e-mail business@caerphilly.gov.uk 

Welsh Government Support to Businesses

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates has issued a letter to reassure businesses in light of the recent cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19). In brief, a support package for small businesses worth £200m will be rolled out immediately to help deal with the impact of coronavirus.

If you are currently experiencing issues or have any concerns with regards to your business operations/supply chain contact the Business Wales helpline on 03000 6 03000.

Following recent announcements by the Chancellor setting out a package of temporary measures to support public services, individuals and businesses through the economic disruption caused by Covid-19 the below link highlights the additional support available in Wales delivered through the Welsh Government/Business Wales scheme.

https://businesswales.gov.wales/government-support-businesses 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for businesses

Business rate relief, grants and loans for businesses to help during the disruption caused by COVID-19.

https://gov.wales/coronavirus-covid-19-support-businesses

Guidance to employers and businesses on COVID-19

Information about COVID-19 for employers and businesses and what they need to do.

https://gov.wales/guidance-employers-and-businesses-covid-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19): planning conditions

Guidance for planning authorities on retail deliveries during the coronavirus outbreak.

https://gov.wales/coronavirus-covid-19-planning-conditions

Rural Payments Wales (RPW): coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest update on RPW services affected by the coronavirus.

https://gov.wales/rural-payments-wales-rpw-coronavirus-covid-19
 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Welsh Government has published advice and information on COVID-19 for individuals, business and employers, the social, community and residential care sector and the education sector. This advice can be found at https://gov.wales/coronavirus or take a look at the latest information at the Coronavirus Advice page.

UK Action Plan

The UK Government has recently produced an action plan for how the UK has planned for and what further action will be taken to tackle the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The purpose of the above guidance is to assist individuals and businesses in preparations to minimise risks and impact and we recommend beneficiaries should familiarise themselves with them, if not already done so.

You might also like to look at the UK Government advice for businesses, although it should be noted that details related to a number of the packages may differ between England and Wales

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



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