Coronavirus: support for Business

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.

Find out more here - https://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Business/Business-rates/Covid-19-Grants-Linked-to-Business-Rates

 

Welsh Government support for businesses

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Welsh and UK Governments have announced a range of measures to support businesses and workers across Wales,

The Business Wales website includes information on business rate relief, support for employees, grants and loans for businesses to help during the disruption caused by COVID-19.

You can also find out more about the £500 million Economic Resilience Fund which will support businesses forced to temporarily cease trading – to go into “hibernation” – or which need cash-flow support to adapt to a remote way of working.

Find out more here - https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice

 

Support for the self-employed (UK Government)

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.

Use this if you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have lost income due to coronavirus.

Find out more here - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme

 

Useful links

 

Welsh Government Webinars

The Welsh Government’s flagship support service, Business Wales, is launching a new series of digital courses and webinars, aimed at Welsh SMEs affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

https://businessnewswales.com/business-wales-launches-new-webinars-to-help-smes-manage-the-impact-of-covid-19/

 

Short term vacancies

We are aware that there are a number of part time/short term vacancies that have arisen within local companies and organisations as a result of shortages due to Coronavirus. Many are for immediate starts. For further information please visit the Job Centre Plus website https://www.gov.uk/find-a-job

 

Cardiff Capital Region

CCR are looking to direct some of their funding towards supporting businesses through this difficult period and would appreciate if businesses could complete a short survey to help them identify the most appropriate support response that is required from businesses within the region.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3BY7MZS

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