COVID-19 – An Update for Business

Given 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 business.

In the 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.”

The 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

The 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

For 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 websites.

COVID-19 Government Response

NHS Website

Thank you. The EZ team wishes you all the best of health at this difficult time.