07801 250 668secretary@uckfieldchamber.co.uk

Government Webinars

UK Government’s Business Support Website has a list of upcoming webinar events from Government and non-government partners. You can find more information in this link. HMRC are delivering a programme of webinars on measures to support employers, employees and the self-employed through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. You can watch a video of the recorded webinar on the HMRC YouTube channel Coronavirus – (COVID-19): helping employers to support employees – click here.

The Government has set up a business support helpline, which is open Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm. More information can be found here. And, the latest UK Government advice can be found here.

Can your business offer Coronavirus support?

The UK Government is looking for businesses who can offer support in multiple areas and has set up an online tool where businesses can register. To offer support click here. The support needed includes things like:
• medical testing equipment
• medical equipment design
• protective equipment for healthcare workers, such as masks, gowns and sanitiser
• hotel rooms
• transport and logistics, for moving goods or people
• manufacturing equipment
• warehouse or office space, for medical use or storage
• expertise or support on IT, manufacturing, construction, project management, procurement, engineering or communications
• social care or childcare

Government COVID-19 FAQs

Frequently asked questions for businesses and employers, on business closures and stay at home, and on the self-employment income support scheme, are available on the business support website. Click here.

Have your say…

To understand more about how Coronavirus, and the Government’s response to the crisis, has impacted businesses in the South East, SELEP are inviting businesses from across the area to complete a short survey. It’ll take only a few moments to complete and you can do so here.

Finally, SELEP have also released the first set of results of their survey to provide a picture of current business community challenges in the South East.