these uncertain times, we understand that many local businesses are worried
about COVID-19 and what the financial implications of this will mean for their
recent budget, the government pledged to “Support businesses that
experience increased costs or disruptions to their cashflow. This includes
expanded Business Rates reliefs, a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan
Scheme to support up to a further £1 billion lending to SMEs, a £2.2 billion
grant scheme for small businesses, and a dedicated helpline for those who need
a deferral period on their tax liabilities.”
situation is changing daily and the best way to keep updated is through the
government website which has lots of advice and guidance for employees,
employers and businesses.
Government Guidance for Business
team at Blackpool Council are also on hand to help and will do our best to
answer your queries. There is a wealth of helpful information at:
Blackpool Unlimited – COVID-19 Business Advice
or you can call the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone Team on
Freephone 0800 1644922.
The Budget –
what you need to know
more general health advice on what to do if you are feeling unwell or at risk
of infection, please follow the latest advice on the government and NHS
COVID-19 Government Response
Thank you. The EZ team wishes you all the best of health at this difficult time.