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Business Recovery Grants & Testing Guidance For Employers

In July, the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government announced £20 million new government business grants to help smaller and medium sized businesses recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands of smaller businesses in England could benefit from £20 million of government funding to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The funding will be available from Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the level of funding per LEP can be seen here.

SME’s will have access to grants of between £1,000 – £5,000 to help them access new technology and other equipment as well as professional, legal, financial or other advice to help them get back on track.

To apply and find out more, please locate and contact your local area Growth Hub. You can do this by following the link below and clicking on the LEP in your area – going direct to them.

Details of all Growth Hubs can be found here.

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The Government has issued guidance for employers and third-party healthcare providers on the regulations and legal obligations of running testing programmes.

Some employers and third-party healthcare providers may want to introduce their own internal testing programmes outside of the NHS Test and Trace service. This guidance will help them ensure that their testing programmes are as reliable and effective as possible. It covers:

  • legislation, regulations and best practice
  • virus and antibody testing
  • how to interpret test results
  • next steps after a positive or negative test

For further information, check the government guidance.

If you have any questions on navigating your business through this period, please get in touch. Click here to look at our accountancy services.

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