Coronavirus – Support for Businesses

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop globally, Public Health England is continuing to update its support for those affected by the Virus and Coronavirus disease. Currently, the UK is in the ‘Stage Four’ of the Coronavirus Action Plan and the Prime Minister is advising that people should work from home where possible as part of a range of stringent new measures.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a financial package of Government aid to businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, the government has agreed to pledge 80% of salary for staff who are kept on by their employer, covering wages of up to £2,500 a month including offering business rates “holiday” to all retailers. He previously announced that businesses such as shops, cinemas, restaurants and music venues with a rateable value under £51,000 will not have to pay the tax for the next financial year.

We know that COVID-19 presents unique challenges for small to medium businesses, at The Press Tent we are constantly thinking about ways we can help support other businesses within our community. Whilst we can not assist with every problem, we’ll like to use this page to share resources and information to help you through the difficult days ahead. We will be continuously updating the list, if you know of any platforms that you think should be included in our resource list drop us a link at hello(at)thepresstent (dot) com. We’re all in this together!


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