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 to Thursday 2nd July:
Total tests: 9,662,051 tests have been taken or mailed out
Positive tests: 313,483 have tested positive + 829 in last 24 hours
Loss of life: 43,906 across all settings, (+ 176 on previous day)
Cases in Stockport: *1,613 positive tests – +576
*new data now shows the results of all testing, Pillar 1 in hospital and Pilar 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.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to apply for what you may be entitled to!
Stockport Council are inviting small businesses from the leisure sector who are now in scope, as well as those engaged in the hospitality industry, to apply for the third phase Government’s Local Authority Discretionary – LAD – Grant Fund Scheme. See details below
50 areas to be revealed as ‘safe’ destinations with no quarantine restrictions
France, Germany, Italy and Spain have been confirmed as destinations where UK travellers can visit and return from with no quarantine restrictions on either border from 10th July. From tomorrow, the Government is also lifting the blanket guidance on ‘only undertaking essential foreign travel’. The new exemptions mean people arriving from selected countries will be able to enter England without needing to self-isolate, unless they have been in or travelled through non-exempt countries in the preceding 14 days. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told the BBC the full list of “50 plus” exempt countries would be published on Friday afternoon.
He said countries on the list would be labelled as either amber or green, in line with a traffic-light system based on their prevalence of coronavirus.
Greater Manchester Police leave cancelled as Boris Johnson is urging people to act “safely and sensibly” on Saturday when lockdown is eased in England.
Many businesses – including restaurants, pubs, hairdressers and cinemas – will be allowed to open their doors for the first time since March. But at a press conference later today, the PM will warn “we are not out of the woods yet” when it comes to the virus. The pub industry said the re-opening was “fantastic” but urged customers to respect staff and changes in practices. Pub-goers are being encouraged to book tables in advance, while live gigs and standing at the bar will not be allowed.
- What are the new rules when pubs reopen?
- Coronavirus lockdown: All you need to know about new measures
- Greater Manchester Police leave cancelled for pubs reopening
LOCAL / REGIONAL NEWS & UPDATES:
GM Mayor reiterates ‘safety first’ message as pubs prepare to reopen
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has joined business and transport leaders in reiterating a “safety first” approach as more businesses reopen from 4th July. The latest relaxation of coronavirus lockdown measures includes a reduction in the two-metre social distancing rule to one-metre plus mitigating precautions, enabling thousands of additional businesses to reopen. Additional businesses able to reopen include pubs, bars and restaurants, hotels and hairdressers, providing they have taken measures to ensure that they are Covid-19 secure. Updated advice for those businesses allowed to reopen from July 4 is now being signposted via Safely Reopening GM – #SafeGM, a coordinated campaign across Greater Manchester which was launched to coincide with reopening of non-essential retail on 15 June.
Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund Scheme – Phase 3 applications now open
Stockport Council are inviting small businesses from the leisure sector who are now in scope, as well as those engaged in the hospitality industry, to apply for the third phase Government’s Local Authority Discretionary – LAD – Grant Fund Scheme.
To be eligible to apply for a grant under this scheme, a small business must:
- Have a rateable value up to, but not exceeding, £30,000 per annum, or £150,000 for hospitality sector businesses.
- Have been trading on 11th March 2020.
- Be small, with fewer than 50 employees.
- Have relatively high ongoing fixed property-related costs, and;
- They must also be able to demonstrate that they have had a significant drop of income due to Coronavirus restriction measures.
The current phase three is accepting applications from businesses which occupy property (including multiple properties in Stockport), or part of a property, with a total rateable value or annual rent or annual mortgage payments above £20,000 but below £30,000 per annum, which meet the criteria for being a small business. Hospitality and leisure sector businesses with rateable values up to £150,000 p.a. but excluding national chains, which meet the criteria for being a small business as set out in this guidance. Properties that will benefit from the relief will be occupied hereditaments that are wholly or mainly being used: as restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas and live music venues, for assembly and leisure; or as hotels, guest & boarding premises and self-catering accommodation.
Applicants who met the criteria outlined in phases one and two but did not meet the deadline, are also able to apply. Read the full guidance HERE
The application window closes at midnight on Wednesday 8th July.
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.
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
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.
Main Grant Scheme:
Stockport Council have now administered a total of 5,198 grants bringing the total amount paid to £59,735,000 and bringing the total now nearly 94.9% 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Authority Discretionary Grant funding scheme
Applications for phase 3 of the Local Authority Grant fund scheme is now open
Full qualifying criteria can be found on Stockport Council’s website. Enquiries about the scheme can be emailed to SKLADGRANTS@stockport.gov.uk
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:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses
The latest information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Latest news updated with information for Countryside Stewardship Mid-Tier applicants who may not be able to apply by 31 July deadline.
Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 3 July 2020
Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey covering the period 25 June to 28 June 2020 to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people, households and communities in Great Britain.
COVID-19: Home Office extraordinary funding for domestic abuse support services
Guidance for the £2 million Home Office fund for domestic abuse charities affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – updated page to show this is guidance for England and Wales only.
Domestic abuse safe accommodation: COVID-19 emergency support fund
This prospectus provides prospective bidders with information on how to apply for funding and how the assessment process will work – added outcome of the second cycle of the rolling fund.
Young carers and young adult carers: providing care during coronavirus
Guidance and information for people under the age of 25 who are providing care for someone during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Awarding qualifications in summer 2020
Information for schools, students and parents on how GCSE, AS, A level, vocational and technical qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020 – Summer 2020 grades for GCSE, AS and A level, Extended Project Qualification and Advanced Extension Award in maths: Guidance for teachers, students, parents and carers document updated to reflect autumn 2020 consultation decision outcomes and 2021 exam series consultation proposals.
Further and higher education: coronavirus (COVID-19)
What colleges and universities and other providers need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – added links to guidance on full opening from September 2020.
Guidance for schools: coronavirus (COVID-19)
What school leaders, teachers and school staff need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – added links to guidance on full opening from September 2020.
Higher education: reopening buildings and campuses
Guidance for higher education providers in England on when and how to reopen their campuses and buildings – updates on social distancing, demographic, library, social gathering, performing arts and student accommodation guidance.
EMPLOYERS / BUSINESS / FINANCE:
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).
Page updated to tell employers they can use the online service to delete a claim within 72 hours of submitting it.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: step by step guide for employers
This guide explains the information that employers need to provide to claim for their employees’ wages.
Early assessment of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the UK’s financial accounts: Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2020
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has brought major changes in the financial account in the UK’s Institutional Sector Accounts in the first quarter (Jan to Mar) of 2020. This article focuses on the balance sheet of the financial account where a great deal of volatility was observed in individual financial instruments. The balance sheet captures revaluation and other changes in volume, effects that are not observed in the financial account. Volatility on this level is not observed in the income and expenditure (non-financial accounts) of these sectors.
Latest update from CMA COVID-19 taskforce
The CMA has published a third update from its COVID-19 taskforce, which monitors and responds to competition and consumer problems arising from the pandemic.
CMA and trade bodies’ joint statement against price gouging
This joint warning comes as the CMA and various trade associations remain concerned that some retailers have been raising prices unfairly.
CMA coronavirus taskforce update: 3 July 2020
An update from the CMA coronavirus taskforce.
Deaths involving COVID-19 in the care sector, England and Wales: deaths occurring up to 12 June 2020 and registered up to 20 June 2020 (provisional)
Provisional figures on deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) within the care sector, in England and Wales.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what to do if you’re self-employed and getting less work or no work
Guidance for people who are self-employed and getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19) – interviews and assessments will be done by telephone. You should only go to a jobcentre when asked to do so.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what to do if you’re employed and cannot work
Guidance for people who are employed and cannot work due to coronavirus (COVID-19) – interviews and assessments are by telephone. You should only go to a jobcentre if asked to do so.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what to do if you were employed and have lost your job
Guidance for people who were employed and have lost their job due to coronavirus (COVID-19) – added that interviews and assessments will be done by telephone. You should only go to a jobcentre when asked to do so.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what to do if you’re already getting benefits
Guidance for people who were receiving benefits before the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – added that interviews and assessments are done by telephone. You should only go to a jobcentre when asked to do so.
UK statement to the WTO Committee on Trade and the Environment
The UK’s Ambassador to the WTO and UN in Geneva, Julian Braithwaite, delivered this statement at a meeting of the WTO Committee on Trade and the Environment on 3 July 2020.
Coronavirus: Environment Agency update
The Environment Agency’s priority is to protect people and the environment, and to support those we regulate during the coronavirus pandemic – new section on water safety added.
HEALTH, HEALTHCARE & WELLBEING:
Deaths Registered in Northern Ireland – Week ending 26th June 2020
Deaths Registered in Northern Ireland – Weekly Statistics -Week ending 26th June 2020
Impact of coronavirus in Care Homes in England (Vivaldi): 26 May to 19 June 2020
First results of the Vivaldi study on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across 9,000 care homes in England between 26 May and 19 June 2020. The publication provides estimates of staff and care home residents testing positive for COVID-19 across this group of care homes, and will highlight some risk factors that may increase the risk of infection in the setting.
Vivaldi 1: coronavirus (COVID-19) care homes study report
This study provides a summary of antigen testing in all care homes for those over 65 years old in England and survey results of managers of those homes.
Regular retesting rolled out for care home staff and residents
Staff and residents in care homes for over 65s and those with dementia will receive regular coronavirus tests from next week as part of a new social care testing strategy.
The Health Service and Social Care Workers (Scrutiny of Coronavirus-related Deaths) Directions 2020
Directions to NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts in England to ensure the scrutiny of deaths of health service and adult social care staff from coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19: guidance for taking swab samples
Videos and instructions for how to take swab samples for COVID-19 testing – added 2 new how to swab for COVID-19 testing videos for social care staff.
National COVID-19 surveillance reports
National COVID-19 surveillance reports, including weekly summary of findings monitored through various COVID-19 surveillance systems – added week 27 report, infographic and data table
COVID-19: number of outbreaks in care homes – management information
Weekly number and percentage of care homes reporting a suspected or confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 to PHE by local authorities, regions and PHE centres – added latest weekly data and infographic.
NHS test and trace statistics (England): methodology
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact tracing data in its weekly reports – updates have been made throughout the methodology document, including new sections added: ‘People tested compared to tests’ and ‘Time taken to receive a COVID-19 test result’.
HOSPITALITY & LEISURE:
Public asked to leave a name and number with venues to help stop the spread of COVID-19
Executive Chair of NHS Test and Trace encourages public, businesses and organisations to “play their part in new national effort” by providing names and phone numbers with venues and businesses they visit from this Saturday
Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace
Organisations in certain sectors should collect details and maintain records of staff, customers and visitors on their premises to support NHS Test and Trace.
Pavement licences: draft guidance
Draft guidance to accompany pavement licensing proposals introduced in the Business and Planning Bill.
Courts and tribunals tracker list during coronavirus outbreak
This page holds a tracker list of open, staffed and suspended courts during the coronavirus outbreak – updated
Making and registering an LPA during the coronavirus outbreak
If you want to make an LPA now, you can still do so while observing government guidance on social distancing, self-isolating and shielding – changes made in line with updated Covid regulations
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Office of the Public Guardian response
This page provides guidance on how OPG is responding to the coronavirus outbreak. It will be updated when new information is available – Contact Centre has changed opening times and Visits information has change
LOCAL AUTHORITY NEWS:
Local Government Association annual conference 2020
Speech by Secretary of State Robert Jenrick MP at the Local Government Association’s annual conference 2020.
Local authority children’s services: coronavirus (COVID-19)
What local authority children’s services need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – added ‘Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings’.
Half of all commercial rents for June quarter still due
Commercial tenants in the UK have paid 46% of the rent owed for the June quarter, up from 18.2% a week ago. Roughly 54% of rent is still due, with retail rental collections remaining the lowest out of any sector amid the downturn on the high street, according to data from Re-Leased. The updated 46% average on 1 July is slightly down compared to the 47% recorded at the seven day mark after the March quarter rent day. Retail rent collections have so far reached 40% on average. The industrial sector is proving to be most resilient of any sector and is trending upwards compared to the March quarter while rent collection in the office sector has decreased by 1% compared to the last quarter.
Lettings market stronger than a year ago as pandemic ‘recedes’
The UK average rental cost, per property, now stands at £892.72 per month. This is up from £862.48 in May. The latest snapshot of the lettings market from PropTech firm Goodlord suggests that activity is much stronger now than a year ago, with rents rising in most regions and typical void periods on the way down. Looking at June the company says that the average cost of rent has risen by an average of three per cent annually. The biggest rise was seen in the South West, which saw average prices increase by 11 per cent from £859 per month to £965. Wales wasn’t far behind, posting a nine per cent rise in average rental costs. The only region which saw a dip in prices was the East Midlands, which saw average rental costs decrease by 4 per cent from £825 to £795.
Zoopla: Younger buyers’ moving plans hit by mortgage changes
The availability of 90 per cent LTV mortgages plummeted from 386 in January to just 14 last week, Zoopla says. This survey is also the latest to show a shift in priorities amongst home hunters as a result of the pandemic. Some 44 per cent of those whose criteria have changed are now looking to move closer to the countryside, parks or the coast. Under 35s have recorded the biggest change in priorities, with one in five saying they’re more likely to prioritise private outdoor space over an additional bedroom, or expand their location search if it means being able to afford a garden.
Casual Dining Group, whose brands include Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Café Rouge, has gone into administrations and made almost a third of its 6,000-strong workforce redundant.
As a result of the process, 91 of 250 sites will close including nine in the North West, with 1,909 jobs impacted. James Spragg, chief executive of Casual Dining Group, said: “After reviewing all our options with advisors, it became clear that we needed to take this action in order to protect the business and secure the best possible future for Casual Dining Group as we look to conclude a potential sale. We are acutely aware of our duty to all employees and recognise that this is an incredibly difficult time for them. Working alongside the administrators we will do everything we can to support them through this process with a view to preserving as much employment as we are able to.”
TRAVEL & TOURISM:
Self-isolation lifted for lower risk countries in time for holidays this summer
From 10 July 2020 you will be able to travel to many countries without having to self-isolate on return to the UK.
British Airways to expand long haul operations this month
British Airways will expand its long-haul operations this month, starting with the restoration of a number of US and Caribbean routes. T the carrier has revealed it is ready to return to a “small number” of its “normal” long-haul routes by the end of July. These include flights to Bermuda, Dallas, Miami, Seattle and Toronto. Returning Caribbean destinations, meanwhile, include Barbados and Kingston. BA will also expand its short-haul UK and European flight programme this month, with dozens of countries set to return to BA’s schedule.
Insight: Why UK holiday rentals are still a good bet
On June 23, the day that Boris announced July 4 as the date for the easing of lockdown in England, Sykes Holiday Cottages, the UK’s leading and fastest-growing independent holiday cottage rental agency, registered over 276,000 sessions on its booking platform and took a staggering 400 real-time bookings each hour. Sykes was not alone in this surge. According to a report in the Telegraph Travel, holiday rental bookings have quadrupled across popular UK destinations with many of us keen to have some respite from being stuck at home for the last three months. Coronavirus and the subsequent global lockdown hit many industries hard, with travel and tourism perhaps being one of the worst impacted sectors. It’s been tough out there with no guests. In a revised forecast for 2020, VisitBritain anticipates inbound tourism spend to drop 63% this year, with a £19.7 billion economic loss, whilst domestic tourism (overnight stays and day visits) in Britain will lose out on £22 billion
Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus – updated process on biometric information.
Monday 6th July @ 9am
Transport for the North – How can we build back better
Transport for the North has been busy developing a Northern Infrastructure Pipeline to help the North Build Back Better, and will enable the region to lead the national economic recovery through transport investment, closing the persistent productivity gap between the North and the rest of England. We will also hear about wider infrastructure interventions that can help accelerate Northern growth. Join panellists Andy Burnham, Lord Jim O’Neill, Sarah Longlands and Miranda Baker
Thursday 9th July @ 2pm
The Science of Returning to Work
As organisations plan to return to work following a long period of work from home or shut down, it’s crucial to find the right approach to support workers and ensure a successful return to work. From the right communication to official manager support. Achievers Workforce Institute has looked at the Science of crisis recovery to help guide your return to work processes. Join Dr. Natalie Baumgartner and learn what the latest research and experts are saying about finding a new normal so you can keep your teams engaged and productive. Dr. Natalie Baumgartner is an engagement and culture thought leader and evangelist. She has spent over a decade focused on driving the translation of engagement / culture research and theory into SaaS based software, working to help make it possible for organisations to solve problems and achieve goals that advance their performance. Register HERE
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!
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.