COVID-19 Additional Resources

The Gov.uk website has a good summary of support from non-governmental sources.

Cornwall Council - round up of advice and guidance for residents and businesses from Cornwall Council plus health & well being support

FSB - Federation of Small Businesses advice and guidance on reducing the risks from the COVID-19 virus to you and your business. 

Cornwall Chamber - support available through Cornwall Chamber of Commerce

CBI - Coronavirus hub; Latest insights and analysis to help your business respond to the coronavirus outbreak

Visit Cornwall - information from Visit Cornwall aimed at local tourism businesses  

Visit Britain - advice to the travel and tourism sector from Visit Britain

NFU - advice and guidance from the National Farmer's Union.

The Pensions Regulator -  Automatic enrolment and DC pension contributions: COVID-19 guidance for employers

Insurance Association of British Insurers Frequently Asked Questions on insurance and COVID-19.

Arts Council - latest advice, guidance and emergency funding measures the Arts Council has put in place to address the Covid-19/Coronavirus crisis.

Crowdfunder - offering 100% free fundraising for your business along with support from Enterprise Nation.

Facebook - offering $100M in small business grants and ad credits  

Key workers - guidance on key workers (those critical to the Covid-19 response) an educational provision for their children

ACAS - information for employees and employers from ACAS, including simple steps to help protect the health and safety of staff

Companies House - guidance on what to do if your company cannot file accounts with Companies House on time

Trade & Export - guidance from the Department for International Trade for businesses trading internationally 

Support for larger firms - Under the new Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility, the Bank of England will buy short term debt from larger companies.  This will support your company if it has been affected by a short-term funding squeeze, and allow you to finance your short-term liabilities. The new Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) will provide a government guarantee of 80% to enable banks to make loans of up to £25m to firms with an annual turnover of between £45m and £500m. 

CIPDChartered Institute of Personal Development employer guide 

Private Lending - a number of private lenders are also making funds available to small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including £2 billion from Lloyds Banking Group and £5 billion from NatWest.

Hardship fund - £500 million has been made available through Local Authorities to support economically vulnerable people and households in the local areas. This money will predominantly be given as Council Tax Relief through existing Local Council Tax Support schemes.

Additional support - the government has put a range of support in place for those who do not receive Statutory Sick Pay, including Universal Credit and contributory Employment and Support Allowance.