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Official Government Resources
GENERAL BUSINESS SCHEMES
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, here is a webinar providing support on how to access the scheme
Deferring VAT and Self-Assessment payments
HMRC Time To Pay Scheme
SCHEMES FOR SMALL-MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES
Statutory Sick Pay relief package for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs)
Small business grant funding of £10,000 for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme offering loans of up to £5 million for SMEs through the British Business Bank
Bounce Back Loans Scheme offering 100% government guaranteed loans of up to £50,000 of which there won't be any fees or interest to pay in the first 12 months
SCHEMES FOR LARGE BUSINESSES
A new lending facility from the Bank of England to help support liquidity among larger firms, helping them bridge coronavirus disruption to their cash flows through loans
Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme offering loans of up to £25 million to large businesses, with an annual turnover of more than £45 million and £50 million for firms, with a turnover of more than £250 million through the British Business Bank
SCHEMES FOR SPECIFIC INDUSTRIES
Twelve-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality, leisure and nursery businesses in England
Grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
£1 million Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme will support seafood businesses to increase the supply of local seafood
SUPPORT FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED
Self-employment Income Support Scheme
EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE COVID-19 GUIDANCE >> Offering guidance to businesses and individuals about the Coronavirus, how to help prevent the spread and what to do if a person displays symptoms.
Greater Manchester Business Resources
Be Part of the COVID-19 National Response
On behalf of the UK government, businesses across Greater Manchester are pulling together to respond safely and rapidly to the COVID-19 outbreak, to support the NHS and ultimately prevent the spread of disease and save lives. Please find information below about how your business or your supply chain can get involved.
PROVISION OF VENTILATORS
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking for organisations who can support in the readiness to supply ventilators and ventilator components. If your company is able to provide support in the design, manufacture, supply or medical training of ventilators and/or ventilator components please provide technical specification and evidence of certification to our Life Science Sector Specialist, Catherine Davidson.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
The demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is rising rapidly and we are reaching out to businesses in the city-region and beyond to procure extra PPE equipment to support essential services and key workers.
If your business or supply chain can offer support with procuring the PPE items listed here, please provide details of your timescales for production and supply, the volumes you are able to provide, costs per unit, delivery estimates, and logistics to Tabs Khojani at The Growth Company or call 07703 800522.
DIAGNOSTICS AND VACCINES
To support the national effort to mitigate the spread of the disease and save lives, the UK government has requested support in diagnostics and vaccines. If your business is able to provide support with vaccines please click here.
VIRUS TESTING - LABORATORIES
The Medicines Discovery Catapult is co-ordinating efforts to increase lab capacity for virus testing and is looking for scientifically qualified and/ or laboratory trained volunteers to support this. If you can help click here to apply.
Additionally, they are looking to bring in laboratories that can act as testing hubs. If your organisation can contribute, please contact the Department for Health and Social Care here.
The economic impact of COVID-19 and pressure on community-based support networks means a significant number of Greater Manchester residents are now struggling to get essential food. If your business can provide support in delivering non-perishable goods to New Smithfield Market – specifically UHT milk, logistics and delivery using refrigerated vans, cool boxes, or other cold storage please contact Manchester City Council here.
If you have any questions or enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us:
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