Support and advice for businesses Covid-19
COVID-19 support for business - funding flow chart (PDF)
Business Safety Grant
Grant funding is being made available through the Caerphilly Enterprise Fund to assist non-essential retail and service businesses to re-open safely.
Economic Resilience Fund
Businesses can now find out if they are eligible to apply for financial support from the next phase of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF).
Welsh Government support to businesses
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 or follow the Business Wales link for information on business rate relief, grants and loans for businesses to help during the disruption caused by COVID-19
Businesses offering food delivery services
If you are a food business and are offering a delivery service to vulnerable residents or those self-isolating during the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic in the Cerphilly county borough, please let us know. Visit our businesses offering food delivery services webpage for details.
Support for self employed
The new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, means those eligible will receive a cash grant worth 80% of their average monthly trading profit over the last three years. This covers 95% of people who receive the majority of their income from self-employment.
Further information on this scheme can be found at the below links.
Covid-19 grants linked to business rate properties in Wales
Welsh Government is making funds available for non-repayable grants for small businesses; these will be distributed by the Council for qualifying businesses situated within the Caerphilly County Borough that are registered to pay business rates on their premises on or before the 20th March 2020.
Caerphilly County Borough Council Local Support
At the moment the Council is still running its regular grants schemes to support new expanding businesses.
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 email@example.com.
Information for council business tenants
If you are a tenant in one of our Council owned business units tour Business Support Section will be emailing you directly to provide the information we require in respect of any rent deferral requests related to your rent. If your request to defer your rental payments is accepted you will need to enter into an agreed repayment plan with the Council.
Guidance to employers and businesses on COVID-19
Information about COVID-19 for employers and businesses and what they need to do.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): planning conditions
Guidance for planning authorities on retail deliveries during the coronavirus outbreak.
Rural Payments Wales (RPW): coronavirus (COVID-19)
Latest update on RPW services affected by the coronavirus.
UK Government 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.
GOV.UK Guidance - closing certain businesses and venues
We have clear guidance from Central Government about businesses that are legally allowed to trade and the exceptions. This will be updated frequently as this fast moving situation progresses and we have more localised Welsh Government guidance.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (HMRC)
Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers with a PAYE scheme will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis.
This applies to employees who have been asked to stop working, but who are being kept on the pay roll, otherwise known as ‘furloughed workers’. HMRC will reimburse 80% of their wages, up to £2,500 per month. This is to safeguard workers from being made redundant.
Food delivery and takeway provision advice
below if a link to some guidance if you are a food business and considering providing a takeaway or food delivery service.
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