COVID-19 Business Update 09/07/2020- Further reopening of businesses, eat out scheme details, green homes grants

This update is part of a regular newsletter I send out to businesses in Scunthorpe. If you have not received this directly from me please click here to subscribe to my COVID-19 Business newsletter. 

Good evening,

Earleir today the Culture Secretary has outlined the scheduled reopening dates for several sectors that were previously asked to close. 

DATES CONFIRMED FOR REOPENING OF CLOSED INDUSTRIES

Having lobbied the government on behalf of local businesses I am pleased to hear that the following businesses will be allowed to re-open:

Saturday 11th July

Monday  13th  July

Saturday 25th July

Guidance for ALL sectors here. This will be regularly updated to show new guidance for those sectors that haven't received any yet.

REGISTER FOR EAT-OUT TO HELP OUT SCHEMES

You can read about and register for the "Eat out to help out scheme" here. 

HELPFUL: RECOVERY ADVICE FOR BUSINESS SCHEME

Free, one-to-one advice with expert advisers from all sorts of specialist fields is now available on the Enterprise Nation website. This project has been established with the government and is targeted at small businesses across the country. Accountancy, legal, advertising, marketing, recruitment and digital are all examples of bespoke assistance it provides.

GREEN HOMES GRANT SCHEME 

Yesterday, the Chancellor announced the establishment of a Green Homes Grant. This will give homeowners vouchers worth up to £5,000, and up to £10,000 for low-income households, to make homes energy efficient

I hope that residents and businesses will be able to take advantage of this scheme, with local plumbers, roofers and builders standing to benefit. The announcement of a £50 million Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and a £1 billion Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme will hopefully achieve similar goals.

I will update you on this as more information comes out. 

VAT CUTS

More information on the VAT cut for eat-in and take-out food, along with accommodation and admissions to certain attractions.
 
The government also has specific guidance on which food and drink require VAT and how much. And which attractions are eligible.
 

Take care,
Holly

 

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