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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.

GOV.UK – Top Up to Local Business Grant Funds Scheme


A discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme.

GOV.UK Bounce-Back Loan Scheme


This scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) to apply for loans of up to £50,000.

GOV.UK Business Support Search Tool


Coronavirus (COVID-19) support is available to employers and the self-employed. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants.

Use this business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business.

Business Grants Information


Don’t miss out if you’re eligible

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has so far handed out over £20m in Government relief grants to around 1,850 eligible local businesses, which is 61 per cent of the businesses we think are eligible under Government criteria and wrote to three weeks ago.

The council is working closely with New Anglia LEP, other local councils and business groups to ensure our local businesses get the support they are entitled to during these challenging times.

Support for Businesses outlined by Great Yarmouth Borough Council


Support for self-employed persons


Rishi Sunak announces world-leading scheme to support the UK’s self-employed affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Covid-19 “Lockdown” Business Info


As part of the measures announced by Boris Johnson on Monday 23rd March 2020 to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, many town centre businesses will have to close their doors until further notice.

Below is a summarised list of the exceptions to the new laws:
Supermarkets and other food shops, health shops, pharmacies including non-dispensing pharmacies, petrol stations, bicycle shops, home and hardware shops, launderettes and dry cleaners, garages, car rentals, pet shops, corner shops, newsagents, post offices and banks.
Market stalls selling food and grocery items can also stay open.
Businesses offering food deliveries and take away are also allowed to remain open.

Please see our showing businesses that remain open during lockdown.

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