Teignbridge District Council - Business Brief 1.7.20

Business Coronavirus Update – 30 June

Businesses can keep up to date on all Government Covid-19 support schemes via the GOV Business Support website. As many of the support schemes will be administered through local authorities, we are also keeping our TDC Business Support page up to date as and when further details from Government emerge. You can also follow us on Twitter @TDC_Business

Discretionary Business Grants

Status: Live

If you know of a local business that needs some financial help but doesn’t qualify under the range of COVID-related support schemes, you can point them in the direction of our discretionary grants fund.

For the first tranche of support, the scheme paid out £668,000 in grants. This leaves £1,328,250 to be allocated in the second and third tranches next month, ending on 3 July and 17 July respectively.

Those unsuccessful in the second tranche and who meet the criteria will be automatically considered for the third tranche.

New applications can still be made via our website. All new applications must be submitted before July 17 2020.

Hardship Fund

Status: Live

In association with Devon County Council, we have launched a Local Hardship Fund to support those whose financial situation has been affected by the current pandemic and are now out of cash for basic essentials for their household.

You may be eligible if:

  • you run your own business, and cannot currently trade/your business has been drastically reduced because of the pandemic
  • your employment situation has changed and your income no longer covers your essential needs
  • you have lost your job due to the COVID-19 outbreak
  • you have still not received expected government funding (i.e. self-employed)
  • you can demonstrate that you do not have accessible capital in excess of £500
  • you have not received financial assistance from another source for the same reason.

Find out more and apply today via our online application form.

Business views wanted on local plan

How do we make sure that the planning framework for the coming decades supports job-creating businesses, modern infrastructure and a quality skilled labour force?

These are just some of the elements set out in the economic chapter of our local plan, but before the extended consultation closes on 13 July we’d like to know what you think about the suggestions for delivering a vibrant local economy?

Please take part in our consultationand influence plans that will shape the wellbeing and prosperity of generations to come.

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Government has released 12 guideswhich cover a range of different types of work.

Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe.