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Latest advice on business support - Covid-19 crisis

Help for Businesses required to close due to Tier-3 Covid Restrictions

The Government has announced that business grants will be made available to those businesses that are legally required to close their premises as a direct result of the Covid restrictions. We are waiting for more details from Government regarding the conditions of the scheme.

The details which we currently have are:

Businesses which are legally required to close due to a nationally imposed local lockdown will receive up to £3,000 per four weeks of closure and are eligible for payment after two weeks of closure.

•Properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under will receive grants of £667 per two weeks of closure (£1,334 per month).

•Properties with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000 will receive grants of £1,000 per two weeks of closure (£2,000 per month).

•Properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or over will receive grants of £1,500 per two weeks of closure (£3,000 per month).

The Government is also extending the scheme to include businesses which have been forced to close on a national rather than a local basis.

Once further details are made available, the Council will update the website to clarify the position regarding the application process.

Other Financial Support
Job support scheme where Government will pay one third of employer's wages where businesses have to close
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/job-support-scheme

For more information on what Tier 3 means for Lancashire please sink the link below

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-level-very-high-lancashire

The Government has issued advice to employers and businesses on support that could be available to them during the current crisis.

  • Are you a small to medium business based in Lancashire? Has your business suffered as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic?  If so you may be eligible for a Boost Your Recovery Grant.  Funding available from £1,000 - £3,000 (£5,000 in exceptional circumstances).  More details available at https://www.boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk/boost-your-recovery-grants/
     
  • Are you a small to medium sized tourism business based in Lancashire? Has your business suffered as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic?  If so you may be eligible for a Kickstart Lancashire Tourism Grant.  Funding available from £1,000 - £3,000 (£5,000 in exceptional circumstances).  Further details available at https://www.boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk/kickstart-lancashire-tourism-grants/
     
  • Employment support from Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub including specific support for those who have been affected by Covid-19.  Further details available at https://www.skillsforwork.info/skills-for-work/
 

General

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Working together has helped bring important investment into Burnley: working with Barnfield Developments to create the On The Banks area; opened up direct rail link to Manchester;  worked with Safran to open up the major aerospace supplier village Innovation Drive in the North of town; developed other exciting new employment sites, such as at Burnley Bridge and Vision Park; and much much more.

Many of these positive developments result from the close working between local businesses and Burnley Council which shapes the Burnley Bondholder network - for updates from Bondholders and news and information about local companies, go to burnley.co.uk

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