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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:

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Information

GOV.UK

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

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.

Tourism NI

Details of Tourism NI Covid 19 Business Support Helpline and other guidance for Tourism Businesses.

Click here for more information.

Tourism NI has recently launched a microsite for tourism businesses during Covid-19. The site has lots of useful information including FAQs, webinars and a business support centre.

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.

Matrix NI

Includes a regularly updated list of resources and available support, plus offers and requests for help.
 
Click here for more information.

Ulster Bank NI (RBS Goup)

Ulster Bank NI (RBS Group) has a range of support measures for customers, colleagues and charities in place. 

Click here for more information.

PKF FPM

PKF-FPM have provided a update of the support measures available to businesses in these unprecedented times arising from Covid-19

Click here for more information.

Supplier relief assistance for our at-risk suppliers

Information on Government Support Schemes and Relief available to our at-risk suppliers. 

Click here for more information.

NI Business Info  Business support organisations are providing dedicated sectoral support for local businesses managing the impact of coronavirus.


Click here for more information.

IOSH advice for managing remote workers

 Advances in technology have allowed a greater number of people to work away from the office. The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has forced an increasing number of employers to create more flexible working environments and find ways of managing workers remotely.

However, working from home or in other remote environments away from the office can raise a range of concerns around the safety, health and wellbeing of employees. This guide provides information when considering how to manage remote workers during pandemics and how to mitigate risks.

Click here for more information.

Click here for the Guide to Managing Remote Workers

InterTradeIreland InterTradeIreland has developed a FREE three-part series of six webinars to help businesses navigate their way through the key supports that have been put in place in both jurisdictions in response to Covid-19.

Three of the webinars will be specific to a Northern Ireland audience and three specific to companies based in Ireland.

The webinars, delivered by PKF-FPM on behalf of InterTradeIreland, will focus on the detail of the relevant support schemes and nuances that business should be made aware of. Click on the links below to register. 

6 May, 9.30-10.30am: Financial Supports in Northern Ireland 

15 May, 9.30-10.30am: Cashflow Management and Funding in Northern Ireland

22 May, 9.30-10.30am: Planning for Recovery in Northern Ireland
 
Business Support Finder  
Coronavirus (COVID-19) support is available to employers and the self-employed. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants, whether your business is open or closed.

Use this business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business.

Click here for more information.
 
Business Learning Hub The Open University has partnered with Invest Northern Ireland to provide local businesses with online training and learning resources to support upskilling in industry.
The courses provide access to best practice learning across three core themes:
  • Leadership and management.
  • Entrepreneurship development.
  • Digital skills.
The courses are free, and access is unlimited for all businesses and their employees.

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 by texting Business to 80039 or 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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