COVID-19 – Business Support Links
Please find below links to business support & advice during the Covid- 19 outbreak.
Scottish Chambers of Commerce Daily Covid-19 Update – Latest Edition – Click Here
Business Recovery Information
Coronavirus in Scotland Support- Click Here
Scottish Chambers of Commerce Recovery Roadmap– Click Here
Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Full Report- Click Here
Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Summary Report- Click Here
Funding sources to support businesses in Scotland facing coronavirus – Click Here
SME Brexit Support Fund – Click Here
West Lothian Council’s Discretionary Business Fund- Click Here
Strategic Framework Business Fund- Click Here
Apprenticeship Employer Grant – Click Here
Flexible Workforce Development Fund- Click Here
Statutory Sick Pay Claim Back- Click Here
SME Brexit Support Fund– Click Here
This scheme is designed to preserve jobs and reduce the number of workers made redundant due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. It has been extended until 30 September 2021. For more information – click here.
The UK government has introduced a Kickstart Scheme to create high-quality 6-month work placements. It is aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long term unemployment. For West Lothian – Click Here
Scottish Chambers of Commerce – Business Support 19 – Click Here
With information to support businesses to minimise and manage the risks associated with the virus. This includes employers advice and guidance as well as access to finance opportunities.
Business Support Helpline
The business helpline number is 0300 303 0660. The helpline will be open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm.
Callers should select option one to speak to the COVID-19 team.
HMRC Tax Helpline- 0800 0159 559
Scottish Government Advice- Click Here
If you are an employer or a business owner, the UK Government has provided the following guidance for employers and businesses.
Business Gateway West Lothian- Click Here
Access2Employment- Business Support- Click Here
Covid-19: Your Business & Social Distancing Guidance- Click Here
How to prepare and manage your business for the impact of the coronavirus- Click Here
Coronavirus: your rights at work- Click Here
Covid-19 and Social Enterprise – Click Here
Chamber Members Support
French Duncan LLP- COVID 19 Help For All – Click Here
French Duncan LLP – COVID-19 & HMRC Payments: Our summary for you- Click Here
French Duncan Covid – 19 Loan help- Click Here
French Duncan- Covid 19- Cash Is Reality- Click Here
NHS Inform- Click Here
Providing full and up-to-date advice is available including
- what to do and who to contact if you have symptoms
- how to prevent infection
- high-risk areas around the world
- advice on self-isolation
- a helpline for those who do not have symptoms and are looking for general information