Chamber News

COVID-19 Support for Businesses

Here you will find recent news articles from across the Chamber network including Ayrshire Chamber, Scottish Chambers and British Chambers.

 

Scottish Government Routemap

 

You Asked, We Delivered - Chambers activity report

BCC President's letter to Boris Johnson 

 

 

Coronavirus Support Finder Tool 

 

CJRS Guide for Employers 

 

HMRC have now published guidance to help employers make a claim when the portal goes live on Monday 20th April.

Along with the step by step guide above, the following information is now available on gov.uk:

CJRS Claims

Please find the new Q&A on the rates reliefs and grants here. https://www.mygov.scot/non-domestic-rates-coronavirus/

 

BCC Coronavirus Support Hub 

Scottish Government Coronavirus Support for Businesses in Scotland

Local Businesses Delivering Food - Updated

Back-to-Work Protective Equipment and Cleaning Services

Funds Supporting Charities, Voluntary Organisations, Communities and Businesses during COVID-19

Best Practices for Securing Your Zoom Meetings

 

MAY 2020

Returning staff to the workplace

SCC Coronavirus Business Recovery Survey            Phase 4 Tracker Survey           

Trading Standards and Environmental Health COVID-19 Business Guidance and Information

Government extends maximum loan size for large business through CLBILS

HSE eBulletin for Working Safely during Coronavirus Outbreak

Quest Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme FAQs v10

Charities and Voluntary Organisations offering support

Auditel guide to help plan for a return to work

Bank of England Monetary Policy Report May 2020

Bank of England Interim Financial Stability Report May 2020

BCC Summary of Government Guidance for Businesses in England

Updated Food Standards Scotland Guidance on COVID-19 Prevention & Control Measures

Scottish Government Framework for Decision Making Update 05.05.20          PDF Version

HSE Guidance on Physical Distancing upon Return to Work

 

APRIL 2020

Public use of face coverings - gov.scot

Quest Coronavirus Job retention Scheme FAQs v9a

Guidance on Genuine HMRC Contact & Recognising Phishing Emails

UK Government CoronaVirus Bounce Back Loan Scheme announced

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund

Business Support Case Study request

COVID 19 - A Framework For Decision Making

Scottish Government State of the Economy Report

Scottish Government Lifeline Support for Business confirmed

CoronaVirus Future Fund - UK Government        Future Fund Key Terms PDF

SCC comment on CJRS extension

COVID-19 Travel and Public Transport Advice PDF

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended to end of June

Furlough scheme cut-off date extended to 19 March

Westfield Health COVID-19 and the workplace

Funding sources to support businesses in Scotland facing coronavirus

Reach PLC Customer Loyalty Package

Two-thirds of respondents awaiting funds from furlough scheme as payday approaches

Coronavirus Impact Tracker Report  

Government Contact form for Businesses to Support the fight against COVID-19 

Wellbeing Fund open for bids - Scottish Government

Additional Support for Business Announced by Scottish Government

Letter From Secretary Of State For Business, Energy And Industry

Chancellor Announces Aid for Charities

The Drinks Trust COVID 19 Relief Fund

COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Information

South Ayrshire Council - Community Support Groups

MacMillian Cancer Support - COVID-19 Support and Advice

ChamberHR can help

Chancellors further support for Businesses 3rd April

PACE COVID-19 Redundancy help in Scotland - Scottish Government

Delay to Private sector IR35 Reform 

 

MARCH 2020

South Ayrshire Council COVID-19 Business Support Grant FAQ

Business Gateway Local Support Page

Diageo announces package of support for British drinks industry

Address on the Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Scotland - Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop

ABI Guidance On Unoccupied Properties

Scottish Government - Additional Guidance From Scottish Government On Business Closures

ConsumerAdvice.Scot - CoronaVirus Advice for Consumers

ITV News - What should you do if you think you have Coronavirus

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) FAQs for SMEs

WEBINAR - Green Cross Training Mental Health and Working from Home Webinar

CIPHE - Advice for tradespeople from the Plumbing and Heating Industry

SCC comment on covid-19 announcements made by the Scottish Government 18.03.20

SCC comment on new covid-19 package of support announced by the UK Government

SCC additional comment on £320 million Covid-19 package of support

SCC welcomes £320 package of support for businesses in Scotland

Immediate action in response to COVID-19

SCC calls for UK Budget to restore confidence and unlock investment across the UK 

 

FEBRUARY 2020

SCC Comment on the draft Scottish Budget for 2020-21

SCC sets out key business expectations for the Scottish Budget

 

Scottish Chambers of Commerce reacts to mixed results of Holyrood rates vote

SCC responds to the Prime Minister’s speech on a future trade deal with the EU

 

JANUARY 2020

BCC Brexit Briefing

BCC Comment on the UK's official departure from the EU 

SCC Comment on release of Migration Advisory Committee Report

SCC Quartery Economic Indicator Q4                 View Ayrshire Report

SCC responds to the Chancellor’s comment on post-Brexit regulation

SCC Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill Open Letter 

SCC New Year Message from Dr Liz Cameron OBE

 

DECEMBER 2019

BCC Comments on Queens Speech

BCC Open Letter to Rt Hon Boris Johnson

Weak GDP Growth Forecast for 2020 as Business Investment Falls

The Replacement of European Structural Funds In Scotland Post EU-Exit Consultation

Election 2019 - Scottish Parties

Election 2019 - UK Parties

Employers Advice for Xmas Parties

 

NOVEMBER 2019

UK road and rail networks not meeting business needs 

Barclays toasts to Isle of Arran Distillers

SCC Supports Deal to make Whisky in China

The Coig Newsletter

SCC Quarterly Economic Indicator Survey Q3        View Ayrshire Report Here

 

OCTOBER 2019

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q3 2019       View Report Here

BCC comments on No-Deal Readiness

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

SCC Comment on Programme for Government 2019-2020

Document Data Group merge with Ivory Solutions

Scotland’s Tree Festival returns to Ayrshire & Arran

The west goes wild for coasts and waters

In good company - Ayrshire & Arran tourism businesses shortlisted for Scottish Thistle Awards

 

JULY 2019

New Hebridean Whale Trail launches on Scotland's west coast       Hebridean Whale Trail Map

Russo-British Chamber of Commerce are taking a trade mission to the Russian city of Yekaterinburg on 30th September - click for details

Workforce Survey

 

JUNE 2019

VisitScotland Competition

Barclays Launches First Scotland Pilot to Supercharge Economies in Local Towns

Quest - Chamber HR

Moneycorp FX

 

MAY 2019

SCC Comment on Scottish Government’s U-Turn on Air Departure Tax

AA Roadside Assistance

Exchange Rate Risk Management

Opening of New Capability at Merck’s Irvine site

SCC Comment on Prime Minster