1st April 2020
Information for local businesses & the self employed
The Mayor of Bradford on Avon, Cllr Simon McNeill-Ritchie, has recorded a film with advice for local businesses and the self employed which you can view below:
Useful links that he mentions in the film, and more, are as follows:
To find out about the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) visit British Business Bank
To Defer paying council tax and business rates until June due to COVID-19 visit: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/benefits-council-tax
If you work in the Arts and need emergency funding or information visit https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19
To view local business opening times and/or delivery services in Bradford on Avon CLICK HERE
To tell us about revised business opening times and/or delivery services in Bradford on Avon email our Communications Manager
If your business is based in or around Bradford on Avon you can submit an online event via https://www.bradfordonavon.co.uk/whats-on/register/
UPDATE (3rd April 2020)
We understand that Wiltshire Council (WC) has sent out over 8,000 letters to business who are eligible for either the:
The letters ask people to complete an online form, accessed via a dedicated grants webpage http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/business-advice-support-covid19, so that WC can ensure the grants are issued appropriately and help minimise fraud. Around £1.5m has been issued today (2 April 2020) as WC started to release vital funds to support businesses struggling during the coronavirus outbreak.
WC are aware that many businesses are not open. If they think they are eligible they can complete the webform without the need to pick up their letter http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/business-advice-support-covid19. They will not be disadvantaged by not having the letter.
WC have also set up a dedicated contact centre for COVID-19 business support and businesses who have queries on the grant process or require further information and advice can contact us on Covid-19BusinessSupport@wiltshire.gov.uk.