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29/06/2020 As businesses begin to reopen, they may find useful information at www.kirklees.gov.uk/covid19businessrecovery including social distancing signage templates, avoiding legionella, health and safety, licensing, advice for food and drink businesses, plus traffic management advice. These pages will be updated regularly.

Kirklees Business Recovery Leaflet

25/05/2020 We Are Launching A New Coronavirus Grant Scheme For Small Businesses; click here for more information

17/04/2020 Has your business been closed or seriously affected by coronavirus?

Are you considering staff redundancies?

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme could help.

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will pay up to 80% of the wages of employees who would otherwise have been laid off as a result of the virus, up to a cap of £2,500 per month. Further details are included in the attached flyer and at www.kirklees.gov.uk/coronavirusbusiness. This website includes information on the full range of support available for businesses and the self-employed to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 virus.

Kirklees Council understands that the COVID-19 pandemic is a time of great uncertainty and difficulty for business of all sizes and in all sectors. We are committed to working together with key partners in the private sector to maintain jobs and investment in the District.

Contact Kirklees Council Business Team on email: business.enquiries@kirklees.gov.uk

COVID-19 business grant payments

The Government has announced details of a package of financial support for businesses and the self-employed to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 virus. This week (W/C 30/3/2020) Kirklees Council has written to all businesses in Kirklees who are eligible for either the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant or Small Business Grant to let them know that they need to complete an online form on the Council website in order to ensure payment as swiftly and securely as possible at the beginning of April. Further information and the online form is available here: www.kirklees.gov.uk/coronavirusbusiness,

However, we are aware that, due to the current situation, many business owners are not at their business premises and therefore may not see this letter immediately. Business owners can also contact the Council business rates team if they have any questions about the grants or their application at business.rates@kirklees.gov.uk.


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