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Updated 2 April 11am

We recognise and appreciate that businesses are currently facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the significant economic impact that COVID-19 is having across businesses and homes throughout the Borough and Northern Ireland.

The following sources of information may be useful for businesses in dealing with the effects of coronavirus:



Stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 information from the GOV.UK website.

Click here for more information.

Non-essential shops and public spaces must close

To slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the government has introduced new measures from 23 March 2020. These measures require that:

> all non-essential shops and community spaces must close
> people must stay at home, except for very limited purpose
> all gatherings of more than two people in public must stop.

Click here for more information. 

KPMG COVID-19 Support for your Business

KPMG are continuously working to provide up-to-date COVID-19 guidance and support to business in Northern Ireland and have developed practical guides to help you manage the impact. 

Click here for more information.

KPMG Embedding Resilience

To help you understand your exposure to COVID-19, and more importantly, position your business to be resilient in the face of this and the next global threat, KPMG have provided timely insights from business leaders.

 Click here for more information.

Manufacturing Month NI COVID-19 Information Hub

Manufacturing Month NI share some useful information from colleagues in Make UK and a useful guide from KPMG.
Additionally, they have established short lines of communication with the Department for the Economy and need your help.  Manufacturing Month NI will be reporting on live and emerging issues impacting your business and the manufacturing sector. 

Click here for more information.

Joint Statement from UK Banks

A joint statement by UK banks and the Bank of England on COVID-19.

The Bank of England and the major banks are here to help businesses and households bridge through this difficult period and keep financial hardship to a minimum.

Click here for more information.

FTA FTA is focused on supporting the industry at this critical time. As well as our ongoing discussions with government about the response, we have also built this Covid-19 resource hub, which includes:
  • Links to important government and industry advice.
  • Results from our Coronavirus Logistics Impact Survey, as well as the link to the ongoing Survey.
  • FTA's asks to government to ease the impact of Covid-19 on the industry and society.
  • How FTA is helping logistics companies continue to keep their fleet legal, compliant and safe, whilst minimising the risk of infection to staff – updates on Covid-19 response from FTA Services.
  • Details of a rapid strategic supply chain review, delivered by our expert consultants, to identify and mitigate supply chain risks, or test or supplement your existing emergency planning. 
Click here for more information.

FSB Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed

Click here for more information.
Executive Office NI Executive Daily Update: Initiatives to deal with Coronavirus
Tourism NI Includes details of Tourism NI Covid 19 Business Support Helpline and other guidance for Tourism Businesses

Click here for more information.
LRA Information on the  rights and responsibilities of workers and employees.

Click here for more information.
VA Heroes Help and advice on remote working

Click here for more information.
Social Enterprise NI Click here for regular updates and information.
Land and Property Services Land & Property Services (LPS) has completed the revaluation of all 74,000 properties for the 2020 Non Domestic Revaluation and released draft values online on 7 January 2020. The new Valuation List takes statutory effect from 1 April 2020. 

Click here for more information.

We have also included  useful information via the tabs to the left and should you have any queries please contact a member of our team at E. business@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk 

As we receive further information, we will communicate this through our website and corporate social media channels.

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