COVID-19 – Business Support Links
Please find below links to business support & advice during the Covid- 19 outbreak.
Scotland’s Route Map through and Out of the Crisis – Click Here
Busineess Survival Guides
Coronavirus Business Survival Guide- Employment Support For Businesses- Click Here
New funds announced by Scottish Government open now:
> The Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund
>The Creative, Tourism & Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund
>The Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund
Find out more & apply by clicking here
Business Support Grant West Lothian Application – Click Here
Business – Led Innovation Funding Competition – click here
The Prince’s Trust And NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund – Click Here
( For 18- 30 Year olds who are self employed or own their own business)
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
£320 million package of support for businesses- Click Here
Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses- 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
Harper Macleod – Corona Virus Advice For Businesses – Click Here
MaxCap Consultants Ltd -Effective Remote Working Free Webinar (2nd April)– Click Here</a
Understand some simple, practical steps to help you implement remote working successfully.
Captio- Offer on Effective Security Measures for your Remote Workforce Free 60 Day License- Click Here
Harper Macleod have let us know that they are happy to chat with any members regarding issues they are facing with no charge for initial general advice on a telephone call.
Call Scott Kerr, Partner on 0131 247 3336.
The Alpha Group – Free online Board Meeting
Open to all businesses that have a 7 figure turnover to help navigate through this with a workshop relating to the current circumstances. Taking place on 15th April from 7:30 to 11:30am.
If you are interested please email Brian Mitchell on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07436449275
Chamber Network Opportunities
Persevering through COVID19 – What can we learn from the China Experience?
With the spread of Coronavirus growing on a daily basis, it is becoming increasingly clear how challenging the next few days, weeks and months are going to be for organisations of all sizes and sectors. Having developed strong relationships with partners and organisations in China, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce understands how important it is to learn from their experiences. We want to give our business network the opportunity to hear from professionals in Chongqing as they discuss some of the key challenges and barriers that their businesses have, and are currently still facing amidst this COVID-19 battle. It is an opportunity for Scottish firms to listen to advice, learn from experience and gain knowledge for how to progress as effectively as possible in this challenging environment.
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Webinar in collaboration with Chongqing Investment Promotion Centre to discuss the current challenges facing businesses, as well as understand how we can learn from our fellow counterparts in China. There will be 25 minutes of pre-prepared questions, during which panellists will share their experiences of COVID19 and discuss how businesses can continue operating, learning and collaborating throughout the uncertainty of these future weeks and months (please submit any questions before Thursday 19th March 9am via this link). There will be a final 10 minutes of live question time at the end.
When is it?
Friday 20th March 2020 – 11am
Ask your question?
There will be a 25 minute discussion during which panellists will answer questions submitted in advance of the webinar. Please submit any questions before 9am on Thursday 19th March by clicking this link.
What you need to do:
All you need to do is download https://zoom.us/ (which is free).
THEN click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/759718665
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
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Survival Guide- Financial Support UPDATED – Click Here