COVID-19 support for Midlands Engine businesses

COVID-19 support for Midlands Engine businesses

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To ensure that businesses have up to date access to COVID-19 business support, the Government has collated and consolidated all of the available information and support measures in one place.

Visit the website

Visit the Government page for full information on:
  • Access to funding and support
  • Responsibilities as an employer
  • Advice and guidance for managing your business during Coronavirus
  • How you can help

COVID-19 Recovery Strategy
Find the full details of the Government’s plan here.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
The Chancellor has announced that the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October.
Read more 

Additional clarifications to the scheme include:

  • Confirmation of what should form the basis for furlough pay for employees furloughed on return from (maternity/paternity/shared parental/adoption/sick/parental bereavement) leave
  • Confirming employees subject to TUPE transfer/ business reorganisation/ payroll consolidation can be furloughed
  • Confirming position for contractors in scope of IR35 in the public sector
  • More information on what information employers need to claim the grant
  • Clarifying circumstances where an employee shouldn’t be furloughed by multiple employers

More information for employers

More information for employees

The Government has also produced guidance on:

For a full list of FAQs summarising what you can and can’t do based on the new guidance please click here.

Business support from Midlands Engine Local Enterprise Partnerships
Midlands Engine LEPs have been quick to respond to the business need for guidance and support, and have put together dedicated resources for organisations in their areas:

Black Country LEP

Coventry & Warwickshire LEP

D2N2 LEP

Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP

Greater Lincolnshire LEP

Leicester & Leicestershire LEP

Marches LEP

Stoke & Staffordshire LEP

Worcestershire LEP

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