COVID-19  – What Small Businesses Need to Know

Liz Baker, Flexspace’s Digital Marketing Manager has rounded up the best resources to watch during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Don’t forget to add this page to your favourites.

On this page:

GOV.UKKeeping safe- Personal and business guidance from the UK Government

The best, and most authoritative site for keeping safe is the GOV.UK site which is updated regularly.

This page contains guidance on:

Public Health England also offer guidance to compliment the main GOV.UK pages.

PHE offer an email update service, which it is worth signing up for.

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Available Business Support Guidance

The GOV.UK site has the latest information on the proposed support packages for Business and you can download the official information here

The key measures that the government are currently offering are:

  • Time to Pay upscaled
  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
  • Increased Business Rates Relief
  • £25,000 cash grant for some businesses
  • Statutory Sick Pay changes

BDO, who are a global network association have published an article on government support for individuals and businesses which goes into this in more detail and is worth taking the time to read.

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Employment Guidance

ACAS, are reviewing the advice on their COVID-19 page daily.  In addition to general advice on keeping safe, they have advice on Social distancing, flexible working and working from home along with advice on having to close workplaces.

Their website has a very comprehensive page on COVID-19 and it is worth taking the time to read through the different areas that they cover.

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Further Reading

  • Factsheet from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
  • Summary site detailing the government support created by The British Chambers of Commerce
  • Smart Insights are offering a free guide on creating a marketing action plan for a recession

The information provided here is for guidance only.  Flexspace do not endorse any of the companies or links provided.