Coronavirus guidance and updates

Coronavirus updates for businesses in East Northamptonshire

Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed businesses) for Tiers 2, 3, 4 and National Lockdown 3 from 2 December 2020 onwards

Eligible businesses:

  • Mandated to close by Government and includes hospitality businesses.
  • Liable for Business Rates

Further information and guidance

Status: Application form open


Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed businesses) (addendum) – for National Lockdown 2

Eligible businesses:

  • Mandated to close by Government and includes non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses.
  • Liable for Business Rates

Further information and guidance

Status: Application form open


Discretionary Grant Scheme for National Lockdown 3

Eligible businesses:

  • Has not had to close but has been impacted by local restrictions
  • Within hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast and leisure businesses or supply chains 
  • Does not have to be liable to pay business rates

Further information and guidance

Status: Application form open


Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) for Tier 2 status from 2 December 2020

Eligible businesses:

  • Has not had to close but has been impacted by local restrictions
  • Within hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast and leisure businesses
  • Liable for business rates

Further information and guidance

Status: Application form open


Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs – one off payment of £1k per eligible pub

Eligible businesses:

  • Public houses that derive less than 50% of sales from food
  • Liable for business rates

Further information and guidance

Status: Application form open


Other support and guidance

Find coronavirus financial support for your business

Gov.uk has an online tool to help business owners identify what support they may be eligible for.

Covid-19 support is available to employers and the self-employed, including sole traders and limited company directors. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants, dependant on whether your business is open or closed.

Use the business support finder on gov.uk to see what support could be available to you and your business.

SEMLEP
SEMLEP business advisors can help business owners navigate the HM Govt advice, and offer a wider support service. For example; helping businesses manage the continuing impact of COVID19 across different sectors, Brexit planning, Resilience Planning, and support with Redundancy.

Email: growthhub@semlep.com
Telephone: 0300 01234 35
Website: www.semlepgrowthhub.com/coronavirus/

Recovery Through Enterprise - the council's local Economic Recovery Plan
To help local business respond to the changes and challenges of the economic impact of Covid-19, we have put in place a 'gateway' service through the University of Northampton.

Businesses can speak to an advisor 1-to-1, and through a diagnostic will be offered a range of support which includes, but is not limited to; financial planning, ongoing and bespoke 1-to-1 support with Building Business, mental health support, discounted membership of business organisations and referral to the widest range of support for startup, micro businesses and SMEs. This service can also help the Self-Employed.

Telephone: 01604 892328
Email: business_support@northampton.ac.uk
Website: www.recoverythroughenterprise.co.uk