The Coronavirus outbreak is a rapidly changing situation and the District Council is closely monitoring the advice and updates from Government regarding support for businesses. The latest HM Treasury update can be found here.
The Government has set out a package of temporary and targeted measures to support businesses through this period of disruption. Derbyshire Dales District Council will be administering the business rate relief and grant support schemes (for eligible businesses with business premises) in our area. When the funding for schemes and guidance from Government is made available, the District Council will begin contacting eligible businesses and issue further advice at this stage.
The range of Government measures for businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic have been summarised by Derbyshire Dales District Council here
The update includes indicative timescales for contacting eligible businesses and issuing the reliefs and grants being administered by the District Council.
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The District Council is currently dealing with a high number of enquiries from businesses. As indicated, the Council will contact you if you are eligible for the grant support linked to business premises. If you have a specific enquiry which is not addressed by the guidance above, please log your enquiry here and officers will respond as soon as possible. Please note some enquiries may require clarification from the appropriate Government department.
Other Sources of Information and Advice
Derbyshire County Council
See the County Council webpage on support for businesses affected by coronavirus.
In addition to the assistance offered by Government, Derbyshire County Council have launched an Emergency Relief Fund for businesses; details can be found here. PLEASE NOTE as of the 25th March, due to the level of interest the scheme has been temporarily closed to new applications.
The D2N2 Growth Hub
Has useful information about the virus and support for businesses, visit their website here.
Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire
Advice for tourism businesses and visitors to the area is available on the Tourist Board website but please note that an announcement has been received on 25th March as follows:
Advice for accommodation providers
Guidance and advice for those providing hotel and other accommodation in the UK has been published. Businesses providing holiday accommodation should now take steps to close for commercial use as quickly as is safely possible.
Hotels and other accommodation providers should be able to remain open if:
• They are part of the response to support key workers or vulnerable groups.
• There is a specific need for some or all of the site to remain open (for example they are housing people who have been flooded out of their homes, being used by public services to provide emergency accommodation or are not able to return to their primary residence).
• If businesses are providing rooms to support homeless people, through arrangements with local authorities and other public bodies.
• They are a holiday park or caravan park and are the primary residence of people living there.
More information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-advice-for-accommodation-providers
Information for visitors
Information for the tourism industry
sign up for the Tourist Board newsletter here
East Midlands Chamber
see here for Coronavirus information.