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Latest announcements and support for business

This page gives the latest announcements, advice and guidance from LEPs, Government, and official bodies on the support available to employers and businesses facing cost-of-living challenges.

Government announces final settlement for local councils

The government have announced a final local government finance settlement for 2024-25 of £64.7 billion for councils across the UK.

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Government guidance for business 

The government has published guidance for pubs, restaurants,, hairdressers, the visitor economy, and the culture and leisure sector as the Prime Minister further eased lockdown measures for England from 4 July.

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Growth Hubs support local business 

England’s 38 LEP Growth Hubs are providing practical support and guidance to the thousands of local employers and businesses across the country facing the challenges caused by the economic impact of the coronavirus.

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Latest advice for employers and businesses 

The government has published the latest advice and guidance for employers and businesses on the coronavirus outbreak. it includes advice on sick pay, absences, travel, and employee infections.    

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The Prime Minister announced a ten point plan to drive a 'Green Industrial Revolution' to generate 250,000 jobs and get to net zero by 2050.     

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The British Chambers of Commerce have a dedicated 'Coronavirus Hub' to advise and support business. 

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The Local Government Association has published information for councils on the impact of the Coronavirus. 

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CBI Business Guidance

The CBI has a Coronavirus Hub giving up to date support, intelligence, and guidance for business.    

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The Public Health England website keeps a daily update on incidences of Coronavirus in UK.

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