Exmouth Chamber of Commerce – Support for Coronavirus effects on local businesses

The Exmouth Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee features volunteers from a range of different experiences, expertise, sectors and businesses. The team are passionate about being proactive and mobilising any support they can during the current crisis, aiming to ensure local businesses can weather this storm.

In order to do so, they have created a number of initiatives to provide help, advice and assistance to business owners, employers, employees and the self employed to better understand the needs and concerns of our members and other local companies, as follows: 

 

1. LATEST ADVICE AND OTHER HELPFUL LOCKDOWN INFORMATION

Please click on the relevant subject for further information.

East Devon District Council latest Coronavirus Business Update

New Lockdown #2 Grant Funding for East Devon Businesses 

Specific lockdown #2 business advice from Exmouth Chamber Member, Thompson Jenner LLP:

Job Retention Bonus Scheme

Enhancement of Job Retention Support Package

Lockdown #2 : The latest announcements

The latest news re furlough changes


H.M. Government have published useful Business/Employee Support Guidance:

£4.6 billion in new government lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs

Chancellor extends furlough and loan schemes to April 2021

Self Employment Grant Income Support Scheme Grant extension

Coronavirus Support for your Business

Furlough Scheme extended and additional financial support

Which employees can you put on furlough

Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Some excellent relevant articles from Exmouth Chamber Member, The HR Dept, Exeter :

Where should employers start when navigating the recent COVID restrictions?

Conflict resolution during coronavirus

Is your workplace well-being strategy ready for winter?

Read the latest Business Coronavirus update from East Devon District Council.

 

           Organisations across the South West are falling victim to damaging cyber and ransomware attacks that are increasing during lockdown.

The South West Police Regional Cyber Crime Unit have issued advice to help organisations manage the latest cyber security challenges of increased home working.

Read it here. 

Protect your business against fraud – more here


The National Cyber Security Centre provides a single point of contact for SMEs, larger organisations, government agencies, the general public and departments. They have comprehensive, current advice sections for all business types.

See it here

 

2. ARE YOU READY FOR BREXIT ?

            

Are you and your business ready for Brexit ?

If you are a regular visitor to any E.U. country, if you import or export goods or exchange personal data with any E.U. country, employ E.U. nationals or use websites hosted in the E.U. then you need to be aware of the new arrangements coming into force on 1st January 2021.

Make sure you know what they are by following H.M. Government Brexit Checker  by clicking here.