Covid-19 Business Update 2nd April 2020

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The Government also has its own guidance for business HERE

Chancellor waives duties and VAT on vital medical imports.

The Chancellor has temporarily waived duties and VAT on vital medical imports such as ventilators, coronavirus testing kits and protective clothing. Further details HERE.

Local Councils update their web pages

All local council are updating their Business support pages on a regular basis. You can find them for Bradford, Leeds, York, North Yorkshire, Wakefield.

Business Enterprise Fund receives 500 applications for CBILS loan in one week.

The Business Enterprise fund has seen a large upsurge in applications for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme. Applications can be made HERE.

Temporary changes to driver certificate of professional competence requirements

The Department for Transport have set out temporary changes to allow bus and lorry drivers who cannot complete compulsory CPC training to continue to drive HERE.

If you have any further questions, please contact Guy Foster on 07525 101 348.

The Chamber has a designated Coronavirus Support & Guidance page updated frequently outlining Support from the Government, Public Health England Advice, HR Support and Finance.