£4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs

Chancellor announces one-off top up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses worth up to £9,000 per property to help businesses through to the Spring £594 million discretionary fund also made available to support other impacted businesses comes in addition to £1.1 billion further discretionary grant funding for Local Authorities, Local Restriction Support Grants worth […]

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Chamber urges Government to support firms through the latest devastation of lockdown

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have urged the Government to increase support for firms to get them through the devastation of the latest lockdown. The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce has also called for the vaccine roll-out programme to be ramped up after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the latest lockdown was coming […]

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Bounce Back Loan Scheme top-ups open for eligible businesses

From today, participating lenders in the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) are able to offer smaller businesses across the UK a ‘top-up’ to their existing Bounce Back Loan if they originally borrowed less than the maximum amount available to them. The Bounce Back Loan top-up will be available from several large lenders from today, with […]

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Furlough Scheme Extended and Further Economic Support announced

People and businesses across the UK are being provided with additional financial support as part of the government’s plan for the next phase of its response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Prime Minister announced today (31 October). Throughout the crisis the government’s priority has been to protect lives and livelihoods. Today the Prime Minister said […]

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West Midlands Businesses benefit from almost £3.5bn in Covid-19 support

New data from the British Business Bank shows that businesses across the West Midlands have received a total of almost £3.5bn in funding under the government’s two largest Covid-19 loan schemes, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and the Bounce Back Loan Scheme. These provide financial support to businesses across the UK that are losing […]

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What to do in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak in your workplace

Businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire are being urged to make sure they stay informed on the latest Government Guidance on Coronavirus – after staff tested positive at a city supermarket. The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP, the CWLEP Growth Hub and the FSB are all urging companies to continue […]

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£5m to help SMEs through Pandemic

CWRT are one of the British Business Bank accredited lenders delivering the Government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). CBILS provides financial support to smaller businesses (SMEs) across the UK that are losing revenue, and seeing their cashflow disrupted, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The scheme is a part of a wider package […]

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£20 million in new grants to boost recovery of small businesses

Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government announces £20 million new funding to help businesses across England get back on track. Small and medium sized businesses in England can access grants between £1,000 – £5,000 for new equipment and technology and specialist advice Minister confirms new support while visiting businesses and local leaders across Cornwall […]

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£50 million boost to support the recovery of our high streets

New £50 million fund for councils across England to prepare for the safe reopening of high streets and other retail spaces This new money will support practical measures so businesses can re-open quickly when they are allowed to, staff get back to work and customers return to shops confident it is safe. A new £50 […]

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More business support funding available now

Businesses that have not been eligible for previous Government COVID-19 related support schemes are invited to apply for Coventry City Council’s second round of the Discretionary Business Grant Fund.  Over £1.3m has already been distributed to local businesses during the first round. Small, medium and micro businesses based in Coventry have until 5pm on 17 July to apply.  Businesses […]

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