FBA – Framlingham and District Business Association have updates on what local businesses are offering during the Covid-19 situation within the News section on their website and on their Facebook page. The information will be kept updated but please do check with businesses first AVAILABLE HERE.

FSB – Federation of Small Businesses in East Anglia has a short video which explains the help they can offer to Suffolk businesses impacted by Covid-19.

EAST SUFFOLK COUNCIL – Business Support Grants
East Suffolk Council is encouraging businesses to apply for funding. They are now processing the payment of grants for local businesses provided by the government in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Eligible businesses are being asked to complete a straightforward online form which will capture the data required by central government and allow the Council to make payment to each eligible business as soon as possible. The first fund offers a grant of £10,000, announced by the Government to support small businesses (which receive small business rate relief or rural rate relief). The second is a grant of either £10,000 or £25,000 depending on rateable value, for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. Once each business has completed the online form, they will receive an automated email to confirm receipt of the form, followed by verification checks, with payment of the grant as soon as possible. Businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 or over are not eligible for this scheme. Businesses which are not ratepayers in the business rates system are not included in this scheme. The online form and full details about how to apply can be found at: https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/covid-19-business-grant-funding.

HMRC Time to Pay Scheme
Helpline: 0800 024 1222
Website: https://eastsuffolkmeansbusiness.co.uk/business-support/resources/covid-19/
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