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Further update for businesses from Folkestone and Hythe District Council

March 27, 2020 12:21 PM
By Dr Katharine Harvey, Chief Economic Development Officer, Folkestone & Hythe District Council

Folkestone and Hythe District Council logo (Folkestone and Hythe District Council logo)Dear Business Owner

Please see further information and links relating to government announcements over the last couple of days on our https://folkestone.works/coronavirus-business-updates/ website. These include:

  • Grants for businesses in Folkestone & Hythe District - to access grants some details are required by the Business Rates Team to make these payments. Please see the link below to the council's corporate website to provide this information on an electronic form https://www.folkestone-hythe.gov.uk/business-grant-fund
  • Self-employment Income Support Scheme - the government yesterday announced further support for the self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) who have lost income due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Guidance for UK businesses trading internationally - advice is for UK businesses that export or deliver goods and services abroad and have been impacted by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • COVID-19: guidance for staff in the transport sector - Updated 26 March 2020 - guidance to assist transport settings in addressing coronavirus (COVID-19).

Further Businesses, Venues and Premises Closures - updated 26 March 2020 - Instructions on all types of businesses and venues that must now close.

Please forward this email on to any businesses you think might find these updates useful and if anyone wants to receive these directly, please email economy@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk

Thanks

Kind regards

Katharine