As Stockport’s business community prepares for recovery post-coronavirus, a group of business leaders from the town have collaborated with Stockport Council to launch a new website – www.skbusinessrecovery.co.uk to support businesses through the phases of recovery.
Latest UK data:
Total tests: 11,990,257 tests have been taken or mailed out + 207,387
Positive tests: 289,603 have tested positive + 650 in last 24 hours
Loss of life: 44,819 across all settings + 21
Cases in Stockport: *1,636 positive tests + 2
*new data now shows the results of all testing, Pillar 1 in hospital and Pillar 2 drive through test centres and swab results by post).
Data from the ONS shows that fewer than one in 2,000 now has the virus as the slow decline in case numbers continues.
Coronavirus cases in the UK: daily updated statistics
The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, cases and deaths in the UK
The R number and growth rate in the UK
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK. The R number range for the UK is 0.7-0.9 and the growth rate range is -5% to -2% as of 10 July 2020.
RICS to permanently close six offices across the UK
RICS will close the majority of its UK offices permanently, with the exception of the London, Birmingham and Edinburgh offices as it moves to a digital first approach, Property Week can reveal.
Primark announces that it “does not intend” to accept £30m job retention bonus
A national fashion chain has said that it will not be accepting a £30m bonus from the UK government.
Primark, which is owned by Associated British Foods, announced that it will not be taking advantage of the government’s job retention scheme, which pays employers to retain staff after bringing them back from furlough.
Around 30,000 of Primark’s staff were furloughed due to coronavirus, meaning that the company is eligible to receive a bonus of £30m.
A spokesman for Primark owner Associated British Foods said: “I can confirm that Primark does not intend to take advantage of support under the Job Retention Bonus announced by the chancellor. The company removed its employees from government employment support schemes in the UK and Europe in line with the reopening of the majority of its stores. The company believes it should not be necessary therefore to apply for payment under the bonus scheme on current circumstances.”
John Lewis joins Primark to reject job retention bonus
After furloughing 14,000 shop workers, John Lewis is not expected to make use of the Chancellor’s new Job Retention bonus scheme which would pay John Lewis £1,000 for every worker returned to employment and reduce the potential impact on the unemployment figures. Last week John Lewis confirmed that it would not be reopening 8 of its 50 stores
Beauticians, tattooists, spas, tanning salons reopen today
There are some restrictions on some treatments such as eyebrow threading, are still banned, leaving many salons unable to reopen. Massage studios, tanning salons, physical therapy businesses and piercing services are also now allowed to reopen in England.
Hays Travel launches new pandemic insurance cover
Hays has just started offering this new extended insurance cover “as standard” to customers through Rush Insurance Services and Allianz Insurance.
Unlike previous policies, it covers cancellation or curtailment of holidays, emergency medical expenses and repatriation from Covid-19 diagnosis, as well as other diseases classed as epidemics or pandemics.
It also covers cruise holidays where clients are confined to their cabins or lose out on port calls or pre-paid shore excursions because of Covid-19.
Registration Opens to join Government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ hospitality scheme
The scheme aims to support more consumers to eat out in the recently reopened restaurant sector by offer 50% discounts, up to £10 per head, for diners’ food and non-alcoholic drinks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during August. The discount can then be claimed back from government. There are no limits on how many times a customer can receive a discount during the period of the scheme, however, alcoholic drinks and takeaways are not covered.
LOCAL / REGIONAL NEWS & UPDATES:
Reintroducing book borrowing and free IT use in Stockport
From Monday 13 July, a limited, Covid-secure book borrowing and IT provision will be offered at Hazel Grove, the Heatons, Marple and Reddish libraries.
These locations have been chosen so that we can test our services and learn how we can extend our offer in the best way for our customers and staff. We will be listening to customers, at these four sites, and seeking their feedback over the coming weeks, so we can refine and improve what is on offer – with a view to extending book borrowing and free IT use to more locations, in a phased approach, in the weeks and months ahead. We have continued to provide a digital library service throughout lockdown, with online events and e-books and magazines all available free of charge. As we learn to live with covid, we want to once again enable our customers to have access to book borrowing and IT. As we reintroduce these services, safety is our number one consideration. Residents can expect changes and modifications to the services on offer. This is because the council needs to deliver these services in a new, ‘covid-secure’ way – our priority is and will always be, the safety of customers and staff. So, there are several things we want you to know before you head back to the library, find out more HERE
“Stockport Council has reviewed the remaining funds available for the Discretionary Grant Scheme following the third phase of applications to the scheme.
As there continue to be funds available, a fourth phase of applications to the scheme is being offered to businesses that meet the eligibility criteria set out in the guidance.
Eligible businesses that meet the criteria for phases one two and three, which missed the application deadline for these phases, can make an application in phase four.
The deadline for submitting applications in phase four of the scheme is midnight on midnight on Friday 07/08/2020. The Council is processing applications in phase four on a first come, first served basis, and reserves the right to close the phase four of applications early if the funds are exhausted before the application deadline. Should the funds be exhausted during the phase then applications will not be processed beyond that point so making an application will not guarantee that you receive a grant.
Businesses eligible to apply for a grant for support with their monthly fixed property costs in phase 4 are required to be:
- Stockport based small and micro businesses, as defined in Section 33 Part 2 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 and the Companies Act 2006
- businesses with relatively high ongoing fixed property-related costs, not based at home, of at least £250 per month
- businesses which can demonstrate that they’ve suffered a significant fall in income due to the coronavirus outbreak
- businesses which occupy property, or part of a property, with a rateable value or annual rent or annual mortgage payments below £51,000, or £150,000 if they are hospitality or leisure businesses.
Grants awarded to businesses eligible under the above criteria will be assessed against the total evidenced fixed property costs incurred by the business during March – June 2020. Based on this information, grant awards will be either £2,500, £5,000, £7,500, £10,000 or £25,000.
In phase 4 there is also an opportunity to apply for a fixed grant of £2,000 for registered businesses based in Stockport that meet either of the following criteria:
- home based or self-employed that have not had access to any other financial support linked to Covid-19, that have had a reduction in income due to Covid-19
- fixed property costs below the £250 per month de minimis level set for earlier phases of the discretionary grant scheme and have not had access to any other financial support linked to Covid-19, that have had a reduction in income due to Covid-19.
Applicants for the fixed grant of £2,000 must complete a declaration to say that their income has been reduced as a result of the impact of Covid-19 and provide bank statements supporting this – more information on this is in the guidance.
Due to this scheme being provided on a first come, first served basis, applicants who do not provide the required supporting evidence with their application may have their application rejected. please make sure you read the guidance before applying and include everything that is asked for.
Further information and support with your application can be accessed by emailing SKLADGRANTS@stockport.gov.uk“
By working in collaboration, Stockport can become united and encouraged to build a better future for everyone by supporting the local economy, connecting communities and promoting health & wellbeing. Find out more at www.onestockport.co.uk
Main Grant Scheme:
Stockport Council have now administered a total of 5,244 grants bringing the total amount paid to £60,685,000 and bringing the total now over 95.8% of those identified as eligible as at 11/03/2020.
If your business qualifies for a grant, please complete the online application form. Total grant allocation is £66.574m. If you have any queries please email email@example.com
Local Authority Discretionary Grant funding scheme
Applications for phase 3 of the Local Authority Grant fund scheme is now open
Status of Payments to date:
Is your business in Stockport? Are you ‘open for business’? Whatever your business, we want to support you. And it’s free! Follow the link, fill in the form and we will add you to our directory:
AGRICULTURE & FARMING:
Coming to the UK for seasonal agricultural work on English farms
Advice for seasonal agricultural workers coming to England to pick fruit and vegetables on farms, and their employers – updated guidance under the ‘Travelling from an exempt country’ heading.
Coming to the UK for seasonal agricultural work on English farms
Advice for seasonal agricultural workers coming to England to pick fruit and vegetables on farms, and their employers.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments
Advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support.
COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities
Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings. Section 3c revised to reflect availability of the Performing Arts guidance.
New planning rules to protect our cultural heritage
Theatres, concert halls and live music performance venues to be protected.
Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings – children will be able to attend all types of dance classes. Also, that clubs and activities for children will only be able to operate in those premises legally able to open.
Department for Education readies firms for ‘new deal schools building push
Chiefs at DfE are gearing up for a major school building push promised by Boris Johnson as part of his Covid-19 infrastructure recovery programme. Over £1bn will be released shortly to fund the first 50 projects of an ambitious, 10-year school rebuilding programme, starting from 2020-21. These first projects will be confirmed in the Autumn, and construction on the first sites will begin from September 2021. Now more than 30 contractors on the existing £8bn schools framework face a fight for places ahead of the new panel of preferred contractors being selected for next year.
School funding: exceptional costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance on funding available to schools to support them with costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) – added information about costs relating to the summer holidays that are not covered by the national voucher scheme, and ordering vouchers for the summer holidays.
What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Information for parents and carers about the opening of early years providers, schools and colleges, safety in schools, attendance, transport, school meals and exams – update to the transport section in the guidance for this summer term – ‘What parents and carers need to know about nurseries, childminders, schools and colleges until August 2020’. These changes ensure consistency with guidance from the Department for Transport.
Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated content on considering group sizes (including the position for early years settings which provide care for both those under and over the age of 5). Added information on the opening of indoor sports facilities, and when providers will be able to use these venues. We also made clear that providers should only be operating in premises legally able to open. Added links to further relevant guidance providers may need to have regard to.
EMPLOYERS / BUSINESS / FINANCE:
Coronavirus guidance for Companies House customers, employees and suppliers
Companies House has robust plans in place to maintain services for our customers and protect the welfare of our employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. From 10 September 2020, we’ll restart the process for companies who have applied for voluntary strike off.
Calculate how much you can claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Work out how much you have to pay your furloughed employees for hours on furlough, how much you can claim for employer National Insurance contributions and pension contributions and how much you can claim back. The calculator can now be used to work out what you can claim for in a claim period ending on or before 31 August. A link has also been added to a new full example for August, and the ‘Working how much you can claim for employer National Insurance contributions has been updated to make it clear what steps to take if your employee’s pay period goes beyond 30 June.
Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Find out if you’re eligible, and how much your employer can claim if they put you on temporary leave (‘furlough’) because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Employers can continue to claim for employees while they are serving a statutory notice period.
Check if you can claim for your employees’ wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave (‘furlough’) due to coronavirus (COVID-19) – ‘Paying employee taxes and pension contributions’ and added wording to section on employee rights to make it clear that you can continue to claim for a furloughed employee who is serving a statutory notice period.
Individuals you can claim for who are not employees
Find out if you can claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for individuals who are not employees.
Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Claim for 80% of your employee’s wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions, if you have put them on furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Information added about the process HMRC is developing to recover overclaimed grant amounts through the tax system.
Steps to take before calculating your claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Decide the length of your claim period, find out what to include when calculating wages and work out your employees’ usual and furloughed hours before you calculate how much you can claim. HMRC will not decline or seek repayment of any grant based solely on the particular choice between fixed or variable approach to calculating usual hours, as long as a reasonable choice is made.
Coronavirus: restarting driver and rider training and tests
Guidance for driving instructors and motorcycle trainers about the restart of driver and rider training and tests, including working safely and timescales.
COVID-19: Guidance for managing beaches, the countryside and coastal areas
Guidance for the owners and operators of beach, countryside and coastal destinations during COVID-19.
Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure. Shops and branches – updated to include guidance on mass gatherings in the workplace (section 1.1).
HEALTH, HEALTHCARE & WELLBEING:
PPE portal: how to order emergency personal protective equipment
Healthcare providers can order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the portal to top up their existing supplies for COVID-19 in an emergency.
Medical devices given exceptional use authorisations during the COVID-19 pandemic
List of manufacturers and their medical devices which have been granted an exemption by the MHRA
Dynamic CO-CIN report to SAGE and NERVTAG, 18 June 2020
Clinical information provided to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG).
TWEG: Evidence of wider environmental transmission of SARS-CoV-2, 12 June 2020
Paper prepared by the Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the Wider Environment Group (TWEG).
SPI-B: Consensus on reintroduction of measures and their impact on rate of infection, 22 June 2020
Paper prepared by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours (SPI-B) for the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).
COVID-19: background information
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features – updated global case numbers.
Smart Exit: A COVID-19 early warning model, 19 May 2020
Paper prepared by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): scientific evidence supporting the UK government response
The national and global response to the spread of COVID-19 continues to develop quickly and our collective knowledge of the virus is growing by the second – updated the list of evidence provided to SAGE with 6 new papers.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing risk in adult social care
A framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic – added easy read and translated versions. Also added a note that this guidance applies to England only, and 3 links to guidance in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Register your establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
You can now register your restaurant or establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.
Eat Out to Help Out Scheme: service availability and issues
Check the availability and any issues affecting the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.
Eat Out to Help Out Scheme: promotional materials
Posters, images and other promotional materials for use by establishments who are taking part in the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme.
HMRC invites hospitality industry to register for Eat Out to Help Out
Registrations for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme start today (13 July 2020).
Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure – restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services – Guidance added on entertainment permitted in venues (section 4.5) and fire risk assessments for repurposed spaces (section 4.8).
Courts and tribunals tracker list during coronavirus outbreak
This page holds a tracker list of open, staffed and suspended courts during the coronavirus outbreak. Tracker updated and full list of Crown Courts resuming jury trials published.
HMCTS weekly operational summary on courts and tribunals during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
This page provides a weekly summary of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service operational position during the coronavirus pandemic. We will aim to update this every Friday at 5pm.
Update for week commencing 13 July 2020 published.
Stockport Council announces criteria for applicants of phase 4 for Local Authority Discretionary Grant Scheme
Round 4 of Stockport’s Local Authority Discretionary (LAD) Grant Funding scheme will open for applications at 9am on Tuesday 14th July. The new criteria is designed to bring more businesses into scope and to provide support to businesses who may have until now not been eligible for financial assistance. Although applications are still invited from businesses who met the qualifying criteria in phases 1 to 3 but missed the deadline, phase 4 has expanded the qualifying rateable value of those with fixed property costs to £51,000 for those outside of the hospitality and leisure sectors.
In addition, phase 4 of the scheme is offering a fixed grant of £2,000 for registered businesses – either registered as self-employed or working from home – but who haven’t qualified for or received any other grant support or financial benefits. Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their registered business and reduced income as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. These will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis and in the order that they arrive via the online portal. Full details regarding applications can be found on the council website. Read the full guidance HERE
“With lockdown measures easing, consumers are slowly re-emerging onto their high streets, shopping centres and retail parks. Footfall levels are still well below pre-coronavirus levels; however, the decline was softer than it was in May thanks to the reopening of non-essential retail stores on 15 June. Retail parks have performed the best because they have a broad mix of retailers, more space and on-site parking, however, high streets and shopping centres are quickly catching up. UK recovery has been sluggish, especially compared with European standards, but retailers with stores remain hopeful that the reopening of hospitality will provide a welcome boost.”
SPORT & LEISURE:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation
Guidance for the public, providers of outdoor sport facilities, elite athletes, personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation – added guidance on organising outdoor sport and physical activity events.
TRAVEL & TOURISM:
Travel advice: coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance for British people travelling overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – updated to reflect travel corridors coming into effect on 10 July. You may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in the UK from some countries and territories.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): countries and territories exempt from advice against ‘all but essential’ international travel
The FCO updated its global advisory against ‘all but essential’ travel, exempting destinations that no longer pose an unacceptably high risk for British travellers – updated to reflect travel corridors coming into effect on 10 July. You may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in the UK from some countries and territories
Coronavirus (COVID-19): travellers exempt from border rules in the UK
This guidance explains who will be exempt from new border rules in the UK introduced due to coronavirus – updated to add exemptions for Scotland and information around exemptions for people travelling to the UK from some countries and territories.
Tuesday 14th July: Northern Powerhouse – Levelling Up.
Join Place North West and Lexington Communications, at this dedicated virtual event, for an in-depth discussion on the Northern Powerhouse and Levelling Up agendas as the region navigates out of lockdown into recovery.
Wednesday 15th July: FSB: Want to become a lean, green business machine?
This session will explore the full range of options open to you to help you and your business ‘go green’ and slash not just your carbon footprint, but your energy bills as well. As the UK economy embarks on its long haul journey to repair the damage caused by Covid-19, savvy businesses will be looking at how and where they can make savings to invest in their future as part of the build back better, build back greener ethos!
Wednesday 15th July: Northern Powerhouse Education, Employment and Skills Summit (NPEESS2020)
The summit will provide an early opportunity to kick start the debate on what the North needs to do to reboot, rebuild, recover and rebalance
NPEESS2020 brings together policy makers and influencers to look at the impact on education, employment and skills and discuss what the North needs to do to unlock opportunities, deliver growth, boost prosperity and rebalance the economy.
Make your workplace COVID-secure:
You can find recordings of webinars covering other types of workplace here
Coronavirus COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme:
Providing an overview of the scheme, this webinar looks at who can claim, when to start paying SSP, employees you can claim for, making a claim, keeping records, and more. Choose a date and time
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – How to make a claim:
This guides you through making a claim, including the essential information you need, what to do before you make your claim, calculating and processing your claim.
Choose a date and time
If you’ve missed any of HMRC’s live webinars, you can catch up series of recorded webinars on HMRC’s YouTube channel – available at a time to suit you.
Twice weekly: EnterprisingYou
Finance support for the self-employed webinars For info about latest webinar date announcements please visit the website https://enterprising-you.co.uk/latest-news/
Join 2,500+ senior HR Leaders from across the globe including The Clorox Company, Diageo, DHL, Siemens, Nestle, Vodafone, Tiffany & Co, ING and more.
Date and time: Thursday June 18th from 10am CET/9am BST
Summit theme: The Resilient Organisation
Sign up here – it’s completely free!
Useful information and links:
Stockport nominated in the Smart City category in the Digital Leaders awards.
Vote for Stockport HERE. Voting closes at 12 noon on Friday 28th August, with the winners announced on the 15th of October.
New opening times for Stockport Council Coronavirus Helpline
The helpline for vulnerable people across Stockport can now be accessed through new opening times by calling 0161 217 6046:
• Monday – Thursday from 9am to 5pm
• Friday from 9am to 4.30pm
• Saturdays from 10am to 1pm
At busy times, residents are automatically offered a call-back from one of our call handlers.
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do
Frequently asked questions on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak – guidance updated in line with new regulations coming into force on 4 July
New tools and resources available from Acas:
Redundancy letter templates
Redundancy process map Acas have also contributed to the development of a new return to work toolkit in partnership with SOM, CIPD, BITC and Mind.
Applications Now Open for the Local Authority Discretion Fund. Businesses that had been eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support are also now eligible for the LA Discretionary Business Grant.
Apply for the coronavirus Future Fund
The Future Fund will provide UK Government loans to UK-based companies ranging from £125,000 to £5 million, subject to at least equal match funding from private investors.
Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to launch
Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from 26 May.
Stockport Council has confirmed its criteria in consideration of awarding the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund, announced as the grants Top-up fund by the Government on 1st May.
Business Support in Stockport – a centre pool of information to support business owners in Stockport:
Government – Guidance on Returning to Work safely
Government – Setting out of Road Map to recovery – 11th May 2020
Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s 60 page COVID-19 recovery strategy
The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy. The strategy sets out a cautious roadmap to easing existing measures in a safe and measured way, subject to successfully controlling the virus and being able to monitor and react to its spread.Stockport Council has launched a FREE job matching website to help support employers with vacancies and individuals across the Stockport borough who are looking for work. The service, Stockport Jobs Match, will help to connect employers who have urgent temporary or permanent vacancies with applicants who are immediately available and in need of employment. The website also helps signpost individuals to available support services and information.
Coronavirus Act 2020: status
A table setting out the status of each measure in the Coronavirus Act 2020.
Government – Financial Support
New 100% government backed loan scheme for small business
Stockport Council – Health & Mental Well-being https://www.stockport.gov.uk/showcase/coronavirus
Government – Financial Support
CBILS – A guide to whether it may be the best options for a business
Government – Financial Support
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – online claims portal open
Government – Business Support:
Government launches new coronavirus business support finder tool
Government – Business Support Hub:
Government – IT safety support:
Government Warnings Over Coronavirus Scams – Here’s How to Protect Yourself
Government – Financial Support:
HMRC has published guidance on how it will work out income and profits for the self-employed or those in a partnership who have lost profits due to coronavirus.
Government – Business Support:
Government – Business Support: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19
Government – Financial Support: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-business-support-grant-funding
Government – Business Support:
Bank of England – Financial Support: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/news/2020/march/the-covid-corporate-financing-facility
Stockport Council Grant scheme:
Gov.uk: Maintaining Educational Provision: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
UK Lockdown – Further businesses to close and exceptions: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/874732/230320_-_Revised_guidance_note_-_finalVF
Business Growth Hub:
Food & Drink – advice and guidance:
Health – updates from NHS
Health– Shielding the most vulnerable
Health – Dedicated helpline to support vulnerable residents in Stockport:
Support can be accessed by calling 0161 217 6046 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.
Health – Dedicated health & wellbeing services:
24/7 mental health helpline & safe haven for anyone over the age of 18 in Stockport (0800 138 7276).
Health – An Emotional Wellbeing Hub which provides information, advice, and guidance for anyone up to the age of 25 for emotional wellbeing and mental health concerns. 0161 217 6028 – 8.30am-5pm Mon – Thurs 8.30am-4.30pm on Friday.
Health – the big white wall
The Big White Wall offers 24/7 anonymous support via a digital emotional wellbeing and mental health service, offering peer support for anyone over the age of 16, support from trained clinicians alongside a range of helpful tools and resources.
Media and Marketing:
Prolific North are publishing daily updates on their blog as to how Covid-19 is impacting on the marketing, media and technology industries
Recruitment: – DWP and Universal Credit http://news.dwp.gov.uk/dwplz/lz.aspx?p1=MQsDU1NjQ5MlM2OTA0OjNCNDJBOEZCRTJDOUJEOTc1ODQ0RTRCRDNDNzk4QUNF-&CC=&p=0
Retail: An update form British Retail Consortium
Employment: – Stockport Jobs Match
Community – Guidance for businesses seeking to help voluntary, community, and social enterprise organisations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
How businesses can offer services, funds and volunteers to civil society during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Find out more information here.
Employment – Useful information for the Self-Employed:
News and Guidance for the self-employed:
Concerned how Coronavirus might impact you and your business?
Please get in touch with Enterprising You and you will be connected to someone who can help. You can also access information and guidance including the latest Government updates via www.businessgrowthhub.com/coronavirus
Can you claim back Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay in the Rebate Scheme
From Tuesday 26 May 2020, small and medium-sized employers, with fewer than 250 employees, will be able to apply to recover the costs of paying coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees.