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Ongoing Useful Coronavirus Business Support Updates for Small Businesses from the FSB...

As the fightback against Coronavirus continues, posing new challenges to the economy and small businesses, the Federation of Small Businesses is on hand to provide the latest information and guidance on what support and options are available to help get you and your firm through this crisis.

We have created a dedicated Coronavirus Business Support Page to act as a 'one stop shop' when it comes to everything you need to know about the various business support programmes on offer.

We also publish details of upcoming webinar events and you can download past webinars to learn more about the support schemes on offer to help businesses through the crisis.

Latest information including helpful links includes;

The Self-Employment Support Scheme is now live
If you are self-employed, you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

Government introduces Trade Credit Insurance guarantee
The Government has announced a new Trade credit Insurance guarantee aimed at helping small firms to continue trading domestically and internationally.

Extension of the Furlough Scheme
The Chancellor has announced that the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October.

There remains no changes to the current scheme, but from August the Government will announce changes to get employees back to work.

Guidance on safe travel
The Government has issued guidance on safe travel advice

Guidance for employers and sole traders
Alongside its broad 'Our Plan to Rebuild' document outlining its approach to moving the economy into a recovery phase, the Government has now published detailed guidance for employers and sole traders looking to return to work.

You can also follow the direct links to local councils and authorities in Kent to apply for the grants here;

Other very useful direct links include;

British Business Bank for CBILS and Bounce Back Loans;

HMRC Coronavirus Financial Support;

FSB Mental health and wellbeing. Open to all, includes guide for small business owners.

South East LEP Growth Hub. Coronavirus guide for businesses including more useful links;

By Martin White from Supply My Business, 2 months ago.

Very handy update for my customers.

So far there seems very little detail behind the big packages the Government are announcing, so these links are very helpful.



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