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Coronavirus Support

– NI Executive Business Support Grant Scheme for small businesses

COVID-19: Business Support Grant Schemes: https://www.economy-ni.gov.uk/news/covid-19-business-support-grant-schemes

– NI Direct support for business and employers

Advice and guidance for business and employers in relation to the coronavirus: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-business-and-employers

– Self-employment Income Support Scheme

The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals: https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/self-employment-income-support-scheme/

– Derry City and Strabane District Council COVID-19 Support kit

SME Toolkit: https://www.derrystrabane.com/Business/Updates-And-Support/SME-Toolkit?fbclid=IwAR2M1F9hGadRTEP1sOmCzeXKUUx18CSPjN3yiFsa6gSewygwugIk6Uz3JOc

– 3 Month Extension to file accounts

Companies to receive 3 month extension to file accounts during #coronavirusuk. Businesses will be able to apply for a 3-month extension for filing their accounts.

Applications takes 15 minutes to complete & must be submitted before your deadline: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-more-time-to-file-your-companys-accounts

– Protection from eviction for commercial tenants

Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of coronavirus will be protected from eviction: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/extra-protection-for-businesses-with-ban-on-evictions-for-commercial-tenants-who-miss-rent-payments 

– Corona Virus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

This is now available through participating lenders The scheme provides the lender with a government-backed guarantee & additional support: https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme-cbils/

Latest update 03 April https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/content/coronavirus-coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme-small-businesses

– COVID Job retention scheme

A summary of the COVID job retention scheme from Courtney Kelly: https://bit.ly/3dIiIHE

– COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions For Employers

Consult HR’s Julie Pollock offers guidance for businesses and employers in the form of a FAQ: http://bit.ly/2wijRob

– How to ‘Keep your staff and your business safe when working from home

Keeping your staff and business safe by Courtney Kelly:  http://bit.ly/2UnymPC

– Free Legal Advice on COVID-19

McCay Solicitors are offering free legal advice to local businesses to help during the Covid-19 restrictions: MCCAY SOLICITORS Q And A COVID-19

– COVID-19 action plan

Dawn McLaughlin & Co offers a free COVID-19 action plan to help support local businesses: bit.ly/3biLBYZ

– Ulster Bank offers support to businesses

Practical steps you can take to help your business: https://bit.ly/3ai7kAd

– Employer tool kit for dealing with COVID-19

Coronavirus factsheet, FAQs & HR news from Peninsula: https://bit.ly/2QJWrze

– Support Avenues for Start-ups and Scale-ups

Catalyst provides a support document for Start-ups and Scale-ups in NI: Potential-Support24Mar2020

– Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Furlough Leave

Helpful information from McCay Solicitors on the Coronavirus job retention scheme and Furlough leave: McCay Solicitors Practice Note – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Furlough Leave – March 2020

– Grant for Hospitality Sector Workers

A one-off £250 grant has opened for workers in the hospitality sector. You will NOT have to pay this back. Apply here: hospitalityaction.org.uk/get-help

-HR Team Webinars 

HR Team Webinars – Covid-19 updates