Coronavirus – Business Updates and Latest News

Swansea BID is working hard to keep stakeholders up to date with the latest news, updates and information as the coronavirus situation changes across the UK. We have created this new page to help do this which will be updated regularly as we get the information, but you can also keep an eye on our social media channels for updates as they come in. 

The key information you need to know is listed first here, and regular updates are shared further down the page.

We are all in this together and we can and will emerge from this crisis with dignity and with resolve. NOW is the time for us all to be strong and for us all to realise that we can and will come through this working together to turn all our firepower on the virus.

 

Key information

Find coronavirus financial support for your business

Business support finder from gov.uk to help businesses find out what financial support is available to them.

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COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses – updated 7.4.2020

Guidance from gov.uk for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus – Information for individuals and businesses in Wales updated 6.4.2020

The latest guidance on the virus for people in Wales

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Coronavirus – support for businesses updated 1.5.2020

Information from the Welsh government on business rate relief, grants and loans for businesses to help during the disruption caused by COVID-19.

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ACAS advice for employers and employees reviewed 6.4.2020

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Latest updates and information

4.8.2020

New Law to Ensure Furloughed Employees Receive Full Redundancy Payments

A law to ensure furloughed employees receive statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wages, rather than a reduced furlough rate, has come into force.

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3.8.2020


2.8.2020


31.7.2020

Eat Out to Help Out – look for the logo

Diners who eat-in will benefit from a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, on food and non-alcoholic drinks, any Monday to Wednesday in August.


30.7.2020

Premises Outdoor Adaptation Grant Infographic

An infographic from Swansea BID about the new grant

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29.7.2020


28.7.2020

Premises Outdoor Adaptation Grant

Information from Swansea BID on the new grant to enable businesses to buy equipment to use outside to enable social distancing.

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28.7.2020

Premises Outdoor Adaptation Grant – Images

Useful guide from Swansea BID on the types of items that will be accepted under the new grant

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28.7.2020

Premises Outdoor Adaptation Grant – FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the new premises outdoor adaptation grant

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27.7.2020

Coronavirus Restrictions Relaxed Further in Wales

Cinemas, museums and beauty salons can reopen from 27th July, as Wales’ coronavirus restrictions continue to be relaxed.

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20.7.2020

Take your business outside in Swansea

Infographic from BID on how businesses can apply to use outdoor space to maintain social distancing.

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20.7.2020

Swansea Businesses to Benefit from Swifter Outdoor Trading Decisions

Swansea Council is working on plans to offer hospitality businesses around the city the chance to do more business outdoors.

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17.7.2020

17.7.2020


15.7.2020

14.7.2020

evePASS – free contactless check-in and guest registration system for your business

A useful infographic from BID with all the information you need to know

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14.7.2020

Eat out to help out – an in-depth guide

A guide from BID with everything you need to know about the eat out to help out initiative.

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10.7.2020


10. 7.2020


9.7.2020

Thousands of business advisers to offer free services to small firms

Thousands of expert professional and business services advisers have signed up to offer free online advice to help small businesses bounce back from coronavirus (COVID-19).

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9.7.2020

Summer Statement – Key Points for Businesses in Wales

The Chancellor yesterday set out the next steps in the UK Government’s strategy to secure Wales’ economic recovery from coronavirus – announcing the Welsh Government will get an extra £500m through the Barnett formula.

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8.7.2020

Summer Statement delivers plans for jobs in Wales

The Chancellor has set out the next steps in the UK Government’s strategy to secure Wales’ economic recovery from coronavirus.

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8.7.2020

Getting ready to return to work

Information and advice from HR experts DPG on getting staff ready to return to work post Covid-19.

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1.7.2020

Flexible Furlough Scheme Starts Today

Businesses will have the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back to work part time from today as part of the government’s plan to re-open the UK and kickstart our economy.

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29.6.2020

New £5m Start-up Grant Goes Live

The Welsh Government have announced a start-up grant to support new businesses dealing with the severe impact of Coronavirus.

29.6.2020


22.6.2020

Updated information from Welsh Government

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19.6.2020

Covid-19 Keep Wales safe – at work in retail

Guidance from Welsh Government

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19.6.2020

Key advice for managing queues safely

Infographic from Swansea BID

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17.6.2020

COVID-19 Grants for Businesses Registered to Pay Business Rates in Wales

The Welsh Government has introduced two grants to support businesses in Wales through the Coronavirus pandemic.

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17.6.2020

R3 in Wales Issues Checklist to Help Welsh Firms Manage Coronavirus Impacts

15.6.2020

Coronavirus in Wales: Shops could reopen at next lockdown review


12.6.2020

Staying secure in Covid-19

Poster from Swansea BID on 5 steps to working together safely

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11.6.2020

UK Government supports the income of 418,000 people across Wales

New statistics published today demonstrate impact of UK Government’s unprecedented package of coronavirus support in Wales


10.6.2020

Your queue, your responsibility

Advice for businesses needing to manage queues when they reopen.

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9.6.2020


4.6.2020


2.6.2020

Swansea BID has organised PPE for businesses in the BID area who need it for reopening

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29.5.2020


22.5.2020

Swansea Bay City Deal Key to Economic Recovery Post-Covid

Leaders in South West Wales say the £1.3 billion Swansea Bay City Deal has a key role to play at the heart of the region’s economic recovery from Covid-19.

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21.5.2020


20.5.2020

£500m Future Fund Opens for Applications Today

The government’s £500 million Future Fund opens for applications today with innovative and high-growth Welsh businesses able to secure investment to help them through the Coronavirus outbreak.

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20.5.2020

Larger Businesses to Benefit from Loans of up to £200m

Businesses will be able to benefit from larger loans under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS), the government announced today.

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19.5.2020

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Scheme to Launch in May

A new online service will launch on May 26 for small and medium sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay(SSP) payments they have made to their employees, the Government has announced today.

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18.5.2020

15.5.2020

Unlocking our society and economy: continuing the conversation

Document from Welsh Government on moving forward

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13.5.2020

12.5.2020

Guidance – taking all reasonable measures to maintain physical distancing in the workplace

Guidance under regulation 7A of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020.


12.5.2020

Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October

The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October, the Chancellor announced today (Tuesday 12 May 2020).


11.5.2020

New guidance launched to help get Brits safely back to work

Government publishes guidance for employers to help them get their businesses back up and running and workplaces operating safely.


11.5.2020

Public advised to cover faces in enclosed spaces

The public is advised to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces such as shops, trains and buses to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.


10.5.2020


8.5.2020


7.5.2020

Bounce Back Loans Scheme

All the information you need to know about the new loan scheme for small/medium businesses

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7.5.2020

69,000 Bounce Back Loans Worth over £2 billion Approved in 24 Hours

More than 69,000 Bounce Back Loans worth over £2 billion have been approved during the first 24 hours of the scheme.


5.5.2020

Article explaining how the coronavirus laws are different in Wales.

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5.5.2020

HMRC Invites Self-employed to Get Ready to Make Their Claims

This week, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will start contacting around three and a half million customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) to explain the application process and help them get ready to make a claim.

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4.5.2020

New Bounce Back Loans to launch today

Britain’s small businesses will be able to apply for quick and easy-to access loans of up to £50,000 from today – with the cash expected to land within days.


4.5.2020

New Bounce Back Loans for Welsh SMEs Launches Today

Welsh SMEs will be able to apply for quick and easy-to access loans of up to £50,000 from today – with the cash expected to land within days.

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30.4.2020

BIRA Support Package

British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) have put together a membership support package to help businesses during the coronavirus outbreak.

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29.4.2020

£500 Million of Support Reaches Welsh Businesses

Half a billion pounds of relief grants has reached 41,000 small businesses in Wales in the space of just a few weeks.

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28.4.2020

Guidance – apply for a coronavirus bounce back loan

This scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) to apply for loans of up to £50,000.


28.4.2020

Swansea BID Joins Plea to Government to #RaiseTheBar

Swansea BID (Business Improvement District) has joined a campaign to urge the Welsh Government to expand the rateable value threshold for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses, to allow businesses that are currently missing out the opportunity to access the £25,000 grant in order to survive.

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28.4.2020

New Online Training for Furloughed Workforce in Wales

New e-learning resources aimed at helping workers furloughed as a result of coronavirus to learn new skills are now live.

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28.4.2020

Major Boost for Welsh SMEs as New Bounce Back Loans Announced

Small businesses in Wales will benefit from a new fast-track finance scheme providing loans with a 100% UK Government-backed guarantee for lenders.

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27.4.2020

UK Government and Welsh Government ministers host virtual Q&A with Welsh business leaders

Ministers from the UK Government and Welsh Government underline joint commitment to support businesses through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


27.4.2020

Businesses to receive first economic resilience fund grants

Businesses and organisations which have successfully applied to the Welsh Government’s £500m Economic Resilience Fund will start receiving grant payments by the end of this week.

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27.4.2020

9,000 Welsh Firms Apply for Economic Resilience Fund Grants

Businesses and organisations which have successfully applied to the Welsh Government’s £500m Economic Resilience Fund will start receiving grant payments this week, Economy, Transport and North Wales Minister Ken Skates has announced.

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24.4.2020

Furloughed workers to receive full parental leave entitlement

Furloughed workers planning to take paid parental or adoption leave will be entitled to pay based on their usual earnings rather than a furloughed pay rate.


24.4.2020


23.4.2020

£36m Awarded to 585 Businesses in Just Three Weeks

585 businesses across Wales have been awarded funding totalling £36 million by the Development Bank of Wales since the Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme was launched on Monday 30 March.

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21.4.2020

Companies House Support for Businesses Hit by COVID-19

Changes announced will help businesses avoid being struck off the Companies House register as they deal with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

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20.4.2020

UK government’s furlough scheme opens for applications

The UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has gone live today, with businesses able to claim up to £2,500 a month towards staff wages.

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20.4.2020

Government launches new coronavirus business support finder tool

A new ‘support finder’ tool will help businesses and self-employed people across the UK to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them during the coronavirus pandemic.

20.4.2020

20.4.2020

20.4.2020

New £1.25bn Support Fund Open to Welsh Businesses Driving Innovation

Welsh businesses driving innovation and development will be helped through the coronavirus outbreak with a £1.25 billion UK Government support package, the Chancellor has announced this morning.

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20.4.2020

17.4.2020

Applications Process Opens for the Economic Resilience Fund

Applications can now be made for support from the second phase of the Welsh Government’s £500m Economic Resilience Fund.

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17.4.2020

COVID-19 and your business: how to use video conferencing to stay connected

Useful guide on the video conferencing tools you can use to support your business

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17.4.2020

16.4.2020

16.4.2020

Chancellor expands loan scheme for large businesses

A government-backed loan scheme for large businesses affected by coronavirus has been expanded to cover all viable firms, the Chancellor announced today.


16.4.2020

Furlough: what the updated guidance clarifies

Informative article from Business News Wales on the latest furlough guidance.

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15.4.2020

Covid-19: ACAS webinars and live chat on Twitter

ACAS are running online Coronavirus webinars for employers. The webinars provides practical advice for employers to help manage the impact of coronavirus in the workplace, and you can register to watch their latest webinar recording.

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14.4.2020

Online support available to Welsh businesses affected by Covid-19

Business Wales has launched a new series of digital courses and webinars, aimed at Welsh SMEs affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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14.4.2020

New rules to protect workers during the coronavirus outbreak

New rules to protect workers during the coronavirus outbreak have been announced.

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14.4.2020

Keeping your business safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

Helpful guides from Swansea BID on keeping empty business premises safe and cyber security while working from home.


13.4.2020

Furlough information from Peter Lynn and Partners.

Peter Lynn and Partners have created a useful video answering questions related to how furlough will work for businesses.

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12.4.2020

Updated information on furlough for businesses

Swansea BID have created an infographic with the key information you need to know on furlough

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11.4.2020

10.4.2020

Details of the NEW Economic Resilience Fund Have Been Announced

The Welsh Government have released further information about the fund, including eligibility criteria for businesses and charities to enable them to prepare to apply.

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10.4.2020

COVID-19: Claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus

HMRC has published new online guidance which includes information about who can use the scheme and the records employers must keep.

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10.4.2020

Barclay’s launches £100 million Covid-19 community aid package

Article detailing new aid package from Barclays

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9.4.2020

Swansea SME’s receive £13.2M in support grants

Hundreds of small businesses are seeing millions of pounds dropping into their bank accounts as Swansea Council works flat-out to support them during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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9.4.2020

First Minister and Wales’ emergency services call on people of Wales to save lives this Easter.

An unprecedented letter from First Minister Mark Drakeford and signed by Wales’ emergency and health services and council leaders, calls on the Welsh population to stay at home and save lives over the Easter bank holiday weekend.


9.4.2020

Welsh food and drink makers offered free marketing support

In an effort to help independent food and drink businesses survive the coronavirus lockdown, an online marketplace and marketing platform dedicated to Welsh produce is waiving all commission until at least 1 May.

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9.4.2020

How to perfect a business continuity plan for remote working

Useful article from Business News Wales on creating a business continuity plan.

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8.4.2020

These regulations exempt grocery delivery or collection services from the 5p charge.

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8.4.2020

Coronavirus – letter to the retail sector

Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to those working in retail.


8.4.2020

£100 million development bank of Wales load scheme fully subscribed in first week

The COVID-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme is fully subscribed after more than 1,500 applications were received in just over one week.

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7.4.2020

£18m for the creative industries and sport sectors in Wales

Article from Business News Wales on package of measures, announced by Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas, that will help support the sector, safeguarding businesses and jobs.

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7.4.2020

Taking all reasonable measures to maintain physical distancing in the workplace

Guidance from Welsh Government

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7.4.2020

£20m competition for businesses with ideas to help society in the Covid-19 pandemic

Welsh businesses with innovative ideas that will help the country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic can now enter a competition to get all their project costs paid.

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6.4.2020

Foreign Secretary’s statement on coronavirus

Latest press briefing on the government’s response to coronavirus outbreak.

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6.4.2020

£150 million grant support reaching businesses, with more to come

Businesses have received almost £150 million in support grants in the first week of the business support scheme.

6.4.2020

Coronavirus – supply and demand resources platform

Information from Business Wales on a platform that enables all companies in Wales and beyond to share supply and demand opportunities resulting from the current economic and trading situation due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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6.4.2020

Workplace social distancing set to become law in Wales

New rules to protect workers during the coronavirus outbreak will come into force on Tuesday morning, First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed.

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6.4.2020

£5M relief fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest have announced the launch of a £5million fund to help young entrepreneurs across the UK to keep their businesses afloat during the coronavirus crisis.

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6.4.2020

Coronavirus – debt implication and safeguards

Article from Business News Wales on the impact of coronavirus on finances.

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5.4.2020

Business Secretary appeals to everyone to stay calm and carry on the good work

Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, writes for The Sun on Sunday thanking workers and businesses for their support during the coronavirus pandemic.

5.4.2020

Testing for coronavirus

Updated information from Welsh Government on testing for coronavirus

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3.4.2020

What Does it Mean to be Furloughed?

What does it mean to be furloughed? Kate Palmer, Associate Director of Advisory at global employment law consultancy, Peninsula, explains..

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2.4.2020

Welsh Businesses Adapt to Covid-19 Outbreak in Variety of Ways

Interesting article from Business News Wales on how some businesses are adapting in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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1.4.2020

Latest Coronavirus update from Swansea council

Includes information on financial support for businesses

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1.4.2020

1.4.2020

Business Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 1 April 2020

Business Secretary Alok Sharma gave the 1 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1.4.2020

COVID-19: Check which expenses are taxable if your employee works from home due to coronavirus

Information from Welsh Government

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1.4.2020

Development Bank Launches £100m Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme

The Development Bank of Wales have launched a £100 million fund to support businesses in Wales affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.

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31.3.2020

Coronavirus update from Swansea council

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31.3.2020

The Coronavirus Lockdown: An Employer’s Duty of Care for Remote Workers

Employers still have a duty of care for employee well-being, so far as is reasonably practicable, even when they are working from home. Here are some important considerations for employers with remote workers.

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31.3.2020

Financial Support and Grants

Information from Business Wales on the financial support available to businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

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31.3.2020

Keeping empty commercial properties safe from crime

A document from Swansea BID with advice on preventing crime in relation to commercial properties that are currently empty as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

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31.3.2020

COVID-19: Rules on carrying over annual leave to be relaxed

Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to COVID-19 will now be able to carry it over into the next 2 leave years, under measures introduced by the UK Government on Friday 27 March 2020.

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30.3.2020


30.3.2020

Foreign Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 30 March 2020

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 30 March 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

30.3.2020


30.3.2020

Welsh government to announce £1.1bn funding

A £1.1bn support package for the economy and public services in Wales is to be unveiled this week.

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30.3.2020

Grants to Start Reaching Businesses in Wales This Week

Businesses will start receiving emergency coronavirus grants by the middle of this week, Economy, Transport and North Wales Minister Ken Skates confirmed.

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30.3.2020

New Coronavirus Business Support Hub Launches

The South Wales Chamber of Commerce has created a dedicated platform for businesses to connect and support each other during the coronavirus pandemic.

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30.3.2020

Government cracks down on spread of false coronavirus information online

Specialist units are operating to combat misinformation about coronavirus and five to ten incidents are being identified and tackled each day.


29.3.2020

New advice to support mental health during coronavirus outbreak.

People struggling with their mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will be offered additional online support and practical guidance to help them cope.


28.3.2020

27.3.2020

Rules on carrying over annual leave to be relaxed to support key industries during COVID-19.

Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to COVID-19 will now be able to carry it over into the next 2 leave years.


26.3.2020

Welsh government business grants

How to apply for the business grants created in response to the coronavirus outbreak – for businesses in city and county of Swansea.

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26.3.2020

Furlough leave update – the job retention scheme

Selena Baker, Associate Director of Greenaway Scott, summarises what we know and what we do not yet know about Furlough leave.

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26.3.2020

Financial support for the self-employed as a result of coronavirus

Millions of self-employed individuals will receive direct cash grants though a ground-breaking UK-wide scheme to help them during the coronavirus outbreak, the Chancellor announced today.

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26.3.2020

Increase to working tax credits

As part of a number of measures to support the country during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Working Tax Credits payments will be increased by £1,045 to £3,040 per year from 6 April 2020 until 5 April 2021.

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26.3.2020

Latest coronavirus update from Swansea council

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26.3.2020

New powers to enforce social distancing come into force in Wales

The First Minister has signed into law new public health regulations strengthening police enforcement powers in Wales.

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26.3.2020

Grants to start reaching businesses

Businesses will start receiving emergency coronavirus grants by the middle of next week, Economy, Transport and North Wales Minister Ken Skates confirmed today.


26.3.2020

Welsh Government business grants

The Welsh Government has announced a £1.4bn support package for all businesses listed on the business rates register, covering Business Rate Relief and Business Grants

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You can also find the information on these grants here.


25.3.2020

Coronavirus update from Swansea council

A round up of the latest news and changes from Swansea council in relation to the coronavirus outbreak.

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25.3.2020

Advice on home working for employers during the Covid-19 outbreak

Advice from Business Wales for those who have employees working from home at the moment.

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25.3.2020

Government to provide free car parking for NHS and social care staff

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is giving immediate financial backing for all NHS trusts to provide free car parking to NHS staff for the duration of coronavirus (COVID-19).


25.3.2020

Prime Minister’s statement 

The transcript of Boris Johnson’s latest statement about the coronavirus outbreak

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25.3.2020

Government launches coronavirus information service on WhatsApp

The UK Government has today launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp.


25.3.2020

Swansea BID work with NCP and Local Authority to provide free city centre car parking to key workers

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25.3.2020

Companies to receive 3-month extension period to file accounts during Covid-19

Businesses will be given an additional 3 months to file accounts with Companies House to help companies avoid penalties as they deal with the impact of COVID-19.

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25.3.2020

Vehicle owners to be granted MOT exemption due to coronavirus outbreak

Vehicle owners will be granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing, enabling them to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or shop for necessities.

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24.3.2020

Protection from eviction for commercial tenants 

Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19 will be protected from eviction.

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24.3.2020

Support for the third sector

Document of advice and support for the third sector and charities during the disruption caused by Covid-19

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24.3.2020

Response to Covid-19 economic crisis

A written statement from Rebecca Evans, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, and Ken Skates, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales addressing the impact of Covid-19 on the economy.

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24.3.2020

Coronavirus – closure of businesses and premises

Link to a pdf with latest information on non-essential businesses and premises that must shut from 23.3.2020

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24.3.2020

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

Updated information on staying away from others.

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24.3.2020

Business Wales launches new webinars to help SMEs manage the impact of Covid-19

Business Wales is launching a new package of support for businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

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23.3.2020

Prime Minister’s address to the nation

Transcript of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address to the nation with the latest information

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23.3.2020

Extra protection for businesses with ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments

Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of coronavirus will be protected from eviction.

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22.3.2020

Statement from First Minister Mark Drakeford about travelling in Wales and social distancing

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22.3.2020

First Minister launches Looking Out For Each Other campaign in Wales

First Minister Mark Drakeford has launched a new campaign about how to help people who are staying at home because of coronavirus.

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19.3.2020

Additional support for businesses in dealing with Covid-19

“Following our announcement of a £200 million package of support for businesses on 17 March, the Welsh Government is today announcing that we will be providing almost £1.4 billion of support for businesses during this difficult period…”

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19.3.2020

Ministers announce new £1.4bn business support package

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans and the Minister for Economy, Ken Skates have announced a new £1.4bn business support package to help businesses across Wales.

17.3.2020

Support for businesses in dealing with Covid-19

A written statement from Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

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