Council website offers advice for businesses requiring further support

By Jamie Hill - 31 March 2020

Business

Businesses in Swindon still looking for advice and support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic should visit the Council’s website where updated guidance is now available.

This support for businesses is part of a package of measures, known as #HereForSwindon, launched by the Council last week.

In response to the public health emergency, the Government announced support for businesses including grants for those in retail, leisure and hospitality industries as well as business rate holidays for these industries and nurseries. 

The Council has identified businesses in Swindon which are eligible for these government grants and is now working to make sure these businesses receive the money as quickly as possible. 

Letters have been sent to these businesses and should have been received on either Saturday (28 March) or Monday (30 March). Recipients of these letters should now follow the instructions given to access the money. 

Any business which believes it is eligible for the government grant but is yet to receive a letter from the Council should visit swindon.gov.uk/covidbusiness to find out how to get in touch with the Council. 

Businesses are urged to check the criteria, which can also be found on the Council’s website, before getting in touch to make sure they are eligible. 

Further information about support available to businesses and residents in Swindon can be found at swindon.gov.uk/coronavirus

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