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Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlines Winter Economy Plan (24.9.2020)


On Thursday 24th September 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlined additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK.

Delivering a speech in Parliament, the Chancellor announced a package of measures that will continue to protect jobs and help businesses through the uncertain months ahead as we continue to tackle the spread of the virus. The package includes a new Jobs Support Scheme to protect millions of returning workers, extending the Self Employment Income Support Scheme and 15% VAT cut for the hospitality and tourism sectors, and help for businesses in repaying government-backed loans.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Lights switch-on update


It will not come as a big surprise to anyone that whilst we are still in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, organising an event to attract a mass gathering in one location for 1 -2 hours is not permitted under current the Covid-19 guidelines. Whether the situation will improve before the end of November is anyone’s guess but given that at this moment cases of infection have started to increase it is probably unlikely. Therefore, the Town Centre Partnership have come to the decision to cancel the town centre Christmas Lights switch-on event that would have been held on the evening of 27th November. The town centre Christmas lights will still be switched on and there could be more as as we are in talks with Great Yarmouth Borough Council regarding a scheme to bring in additional decorative lighting. In addition to more festive lighting, we are looking to add more experiential activities, projections, markets and fireworks to the town over the festive period as we look to attract more footfall throughout the town between October and January. The Town Centre Partnership has pledged match funding of a significant funding application towards the above in addition to a government grant already secured. At this current time we are still planning to hold the annual Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre over the last weekend of November, any change to this will be advised as soon as known.

Pubs, Bars and Restaurants reopen in Great Yarmouth


After the lockdown period has ended and with the Town Centre starting to reopen, the next stage is with Pubs, Bars and Restaurants. Although venues will be allowed to open from Saturday July 4th, the customer’s experience will be different to pre-lockdown normality.

Government confirms certain businesses and venues can open in England from 4th July


On 23 June 2020, the Prime Minister announced further easements of the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions as part of Step Three of the government’s plan to return life to as near normal as we can.

Partnership work to help ensure safe and enjoyable visits to Great Yarmouth’s shopping and tourism hotspots


Partnership work to help ensure safe and enjoyable visits to Great Yarmouth’s shopping and tourism hotspots

As further shops are set to reopen on Monday, Great Yarmouth’s council and business leaders are working together to help ensure everyone visiting the borough’s busiest shopping and tourism hotspots has a safe and enjoyable experience.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council submits £20m town centre regeneration bid


Great Yarmouth Borough Council is today (Friday, June 5) submitting to Government a bid for £19.9m to help transform and revive Great Yarmouth town centre as a vibrant economic, cultural and community hub.

GYBC announces new discretionary grant fund


Great Yarmouth Borough Council is inviting applications for grants from small businesses impacted by Covid-19, which were not eligible for the Government’s previous grants scheme or other support.

Prime Minister sets out timeline for retail to reopen in June


Thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres across England are set to reopen next month once they are COVID-19 secure and can show customers will be kept safe, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed today.

Businesses can claim back Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for employees


If you’re an employer, find out if you can use the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to reclaim employees’ coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

Gov.UK Guidance for businesses opening


The Government have released guidance for businesses opening during the corona virus (Covid-19) lockdown.
Please see below the direct links to the Gov.UK’s website, showing guidance for each business category.

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