Updated 27th July 2020
Coronavirus Advice for Businesses – Downloads & Links
Telephone the Business Support Helpline: 0300 456 3565
The Ilkley BID team has been very committed in helping the businesses and the local community during the lock down. There are plenty of Business Support Schemes out there to help you through these unprecedented times.
These are the links to the most up to date information regarding these schemes so that you can review them and see if you are eligible and understand what the next steps are. All links can be found here: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Pubs, bars, restaurants and hairdressers can reopen if they are COVID-19 Secure. You can read the new guidance here:
Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services: https://bit.ly/2YvwmbA
Hair Salons & Close Contact Services: https://bit.ly/3ewiVxr
Updated guidance for all workplace settings can be found here: https://bit.ly/sectorsocialdist
COVID-19: HMG's COVID-19 recovery strategy
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
This scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses to access loans and other kinds of finance up to £5 million. There are over 50 lenders participating in the scheme including all the main retail banks. You should approach a suitable lender yourself via the lender’s website.
Business Top up Grant
For small businesses who are concerned about ongoing costs the government has announced a top up to its grants scheme targeted at businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme.
The Federation of Small Businesses
Fire safety reminder for business preparing to reopen
To refresh people’s minds about fire safety regulation.
HSE Managing risks and risk assessments at work
How to wear and make a cloth face covering
Support for businesses can be found on the government website.
- Find out what financial support schemes you may be eligible for.
- Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
- Find out how to apply for a grant if you’re self-employed.
Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF) / Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund
This guidance sets out details and eligibility criteria for: the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF). It informs businesses about the operation and delivery of the 2 funding schemes. The schemes will be delivered by Local Authorities – if you are eligible, your Local Authority will be in touch with you to arrange payment.
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC)
COVID 19 support for businesses, including Business rates relief, exemptions and grants, Advice for businesses and Coronavirus (COVID-19) support from your business etc. You can also sign up for email updates about Coronavirus support for businesses if you are keen to get up to date information as and when it is released.
A4 Ilkley Welcomes you to shop safely poster
To be displayed in your window.
COVID-19: disposing of waste
COVID-19: cleaning of non-healthcare settings
Staying alert and safe (social distancing)
BRC-Recommended implementation practices for Non-Food Retail Stores
A guide for retailers on how to implement Government advice.
Department of Health and Social Care
Updated data on Covid-19 every day at 2pm until further notice.
Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan
West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
The 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. This may be a suitable option for businesses that rely on equity investment and are unable to access CBILS.
HMRC Employer Bulletin
For small businesses and changes to reporting, regulation and tax
These HMRC videos provide an overview of the support available to help businesses, self-employed individuals and employers and their employees deal with the economic impact of COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus).