Financial Help and advice 

Financial Help and advice

latest round up of help available from Business gateway 18/05/2020
https://www.bgateway.com/resources/finance-and-grant-announcements?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=May%20National%20Newsletter&utm_content=May%20National%20Newsletter+CID_1cf1240a6836afeada7919485dc91ded&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Coronavirus%20Business%20Funding%20%20Grants%20-%20Daily%20Update

The £90 million Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund for viable but vulnerable SME’s who are vital to Scotland’s economy, will reopen for applications from mid-morning on Thursday 14 May.
https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/coronavirus-advice/sources-of-funding/pivotal-enterprise-resilience-fund?utm_campaign=corona&utm_source=se_twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=the_90m_pivotal_enterprise_resilience

Highland Council has a range of information and help listed here; https://www.highland.gov.uk/coronavirus

Business Gateway Scotland has lots of support and information including grants , loans and funding;
https://www.bgateway.com/coronavirus-business-support-across-scotland

News and information from Scottish Government;
https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

Guidance and support from UK government, includes Employment support and universal credit.
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus?gclid=CjwKCAjw7-P1BRA2EiwAXoPWA9YELNpJn-tdHbp8m5UnUgnd8bMgf9E40_z9kiOwZdRAmbOOazCrPBoCnK4QAvD_BwE

sample letters for furloughing employees
https://www.makeuk.org/news-and-events/news/covid-19-furlough-letter-to-employee

About the Small Business Grant from Highland Council;
https://www.highland.gov.uk/coronavirus/businessgrant

The newly self employed grant from Highland Council ;
https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/248/grants_-_business/923/covid-19_newly_self-employed_hardship_fund

The self- catering business grant from Highland Council;
https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/248/grants_-_business/920/covid-19_self-catering_business_grant

About rent and council tax reduction;
https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/701/council_tax/412/housing_benefit_and_council_tax_reduction/9

There is lots of advice for scottish businesses here findbusinesssupport.gov.scot

The highland council has extended their small business support to include second properties. more information here www.highland.gov.uk/news/article/12500/additional_support_for_business

The coronavirus job retention scheme ( furloughing employees ) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what to do if you’re employed and cannot work
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-what-to-do-if-youre-employed-and-cannot-work

If your employer has no work for you to do (you’ve been put ‘on furlough’)
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-what-to-do-if-youre-employed-and-cannot-work

Guidance for people who were employed and have lost their job due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-what-to-do-if-you-were-employed-and-have-lost-your-job

Guidance for people who are self-employed and getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-what-to-do-if-youre-self-employed-and-getting-less-work-or-no-work

Guidance for people who were receiving benefits before the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-what-to-do-if-youre-already-getting-benefits

Money saving expert, constantly updated articles.
Coronavirus employees’ help, incl furloughing rights
Coronavirus self-employed & small ltd co help, incl income scheme
Coronavirus finance & bills help, incl mortgages, energy & TV
Coronavirus travel rights, incl refunds & insurance
Coronavirus life in lockdown, incl MOTs, food & entertainment
Coronavirus financial FAQs, commonly asked Q&As

UK government business help and support;
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support

Citizens Advice Scotland
https://www.cas.org.uk/

Details on which banks are doing what to help their customers;
https://moneyfacts.co.uk/news/banking/how-is-your-bank-helping-customers-impacted-by-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

Highland Small communities housing trust information for tenants
https://www.hscht.co.uk/tenant-info.html

Highland council guidance for tenants
https://www.highland.gov.uk/coronavirus/housing

Albyn housing general information & news for tenants
https://www.albynhousing.org.uk/

E.Mail; covid19lcdc@gmail.com
Phone – 01520 722987
Mobile – 0749 838 7343

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