Council offering support to businesses affected by coronavirus
We will do all
we can to support businesses – that’s the message from Wakefield Council as the
district pulls together during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Council is
working hard to contact local businesses to find out what pressures they are
currently facing or are expecting to face – whether that be staffing, financial
or supply chain issues.
team will proactively target businesses which are thought to be in the
industries and sectors that will be affected the most.
information, the Council will be able take some of the extra pressure off by signposting
businesses to support, grants and additional funding.
support packages will be made available by the Government in the near future
and include financial support such as business rate relief, grants, statutory
sick pay relief and loan schemes.
Cllr Denise Jeffery,
Leader of Wakefield Council, said: “This is an extremely worrying and stressful
time for local businesses and that’s why we’re reaching out to see how we can
“We want to be
able to take some of the burden off the businesses and signpost them to the
right support for the pressures they are facing.
“Once we are
aware of the business support packages available from the Government, we will
be doing all we can to ensure this financial support is received by local
businesses as soon as possible. Whilst we are being proactive, I would
encourage businesses to contact the Wakefield First team to register their
businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak can be found at https://wakefieldfirst.com/covid-19/
or please call 01924 306498.
also be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses