Businesses, employment and coronavirus
National advice and support
GOV.UK has brought together all of its coronavirus business support information into one place. It give details about loans, tax relief and cash grants for businesses and the Government’s furlough scheme. It also includes information on which businesses can open and how to do so safely. See Business support – GOV.UK
What to do if you’re unable to work due to coronavirus, plus check which benefits you can get and your rights if your hours are cut or you’re laid off. See Work, financial support and money – GOV.UK
Local support for businesses
More than £45 million will be injected into the economy of East Sussex to aid recovery from the impact of Covid-19.
The East Sussex Economy Recovery Plan sets out how investment will be used to support businesses hardest hit by the global pandemic over the coming years.
The Business East Sussex Growth Hub is offering guidance for businesses and employers, including loan schemes, support packages and online training. See Business East Sussex
The Better Business For All partnership in Sussex have produced a toolkit to help guide businesses through the main considerations for restarting a business safely. See Better Business For All toolkit (PDF)
If you work in adult social care or health, see our guidance for providers in East Sussex. You can also sign up to our regular email updates. See COVID-19 updates for adult social care and health providers
My business can help
We’re grateful for offers of help from businesses who can support East Sussex through coronavirus, whether that is staff who can volunteer, provide transport or give professional advice. Please do get in touch with us if you can help. See Offer help
Food deliveries and safe shopping
Do you produce or sell food and drink in East Sussex? Home deliveries, click and collect and phone orders have been in high demand. Get your own business added to the Sussex Food and Drink Awards map of farm shops, village stores, farm and gate deliveries and pick up in Sussex. See Safe shopping and home deliveries during COVID-19 lockdown