Information and Support for Businesses
We are committed to providing businesses across East Lindsey with helpful information during periods of trading restrictions and will keep this page updated with information from the Government and our partners.
- We supported Government by distributing a package of financial support to East Lindsey businesses impacted by the National Lockdown and Tier restrictions. Details of the schemes that were available can be found on our dedicated Coronavirus Business Grants page.
- Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS): The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant provides critical support to the self-employed in the form of grants. The fifth grant covers May to September 2021; the online service to claim the fifth grant can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/self-employment-income-support-scheme-fifth-grant.
- Guidance to clarify the eligibility conditions for Universal Credit and New Style Employment and Support Allowance, to add Pension Credit, New Style Jobseeker's Allowance and the Test and Trace Support Payment as other financial help that can be claimed, is available here.
- Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has now been extended until 30 September 2021.
For more information on the CJRS, click here. Check to see the updates on:
- Which employees you can put on furlough to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
- If you can claim for your employees' wages using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
- What steps you need to take before calculating your claim
- Find out how much you can claim.
- For businesses with fewer than 250 employees, the cost of providing 14 days of Statutory Sick Pay per employee will be refunded by the government in full.
- A dedicated helpline has been set up to help businesses and self-employed individuals in financial distress and with outstanding tax liabilities receive support with their tax affairs. If you are concerned about being able to pay your tax due to Coronavirus, call HMRC's dedicated helpline on 0800 0159 559.
- Business Lincolnshire Support: Business Lincolnshire has dedicated adviser support for telephone consultations and advice. Further information is available here. Business Lincolnshire have also established a Coronavirus helpline, call 01522 782189 (Option 3) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to a local business adviser at the Growth Hub. The helpline is open from 9am until 5pm with an answer phone outside of these hours.
- Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership: Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greater Lincolnshire LEP has been working alongside over 25 local authority, private sector, third sector, and education organisations to support the economy and business community. The COVID-19 Economic Revival Strategy for Greater Lincolnshire brings together medium term commitments from this partnership to outline strategic objectives that will drive the revival of our economy as we emerge from the pandemic. Find out more on the GLLEP's website.
- Government Business Support: A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees.
- Mental Health Support: If you're feeling down, anxious or stressed, Business Lincolnshire have assembled a range of mental health resources to support you.
- Redundancy Support: www.businesslincolnshire.com/events/event-details/?id=1086