COVID-19-Announcements

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Boris Johnson releases 'Our Plan to Rebuild'
Boris Johnson outlines plan to rebuild nation back to 'normality' through new plan, following his speech to the nation on 10th May.

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Plan for Jobs: Chancellor increases financial supp...
The government today announced it will significantly increase the generosity and reach of its winter...
New legal duty to self-isolate comes into force to...
From today, people in England will be required by law to self-isolate if they test positive or are c...
Sunak announces new 'Job Support Scheme'
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces a new Job Support Scheme, starting in November
Rule of six comes into effect to tackle coronaviru...
Rule applies across indoor and outdoor settings, with police able to disperse gatherings of over six...
Coronavirus (COVID-19): What has changed – 22 Sept...
The government has today announced further national measures to address rising cases of coronavirus ...
ERDF recovery grant open for applications from loc...
Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub announces the opening of the application window.
Government offers Council extra support to speed u...
Swindon has been given priority access to any additional support it needs from central Government to...
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COVID-19 support for organisations in Wiltshire
Wiltshire Council outlines new levels of support for local businesses.
Eat Out to Help Out launches today – with governme...
Diners across the UK will see their restaurant bills slashed by as much as 50% from today as the gov...
Get a discount with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
From 3 to 31 August, get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the ...
Face coverings mandatory in shops, supermarkets, s...
Face coverings must be worn in additional enclosed public spaces from 24 July in England, as the gov...
Business events and conferences given go ahead to ...
Business events and conferences will be permitted to resume from 1 October provided rates of infecti...
Millions could be vaccinated against COVID-19 as U...
The UK has secured early access to 90 million doses of promising coronavirus vaccine candidates.
Thousands of business advisers to offer free servi...
Thousands of expert professional and business services advisers have signed up to offer free online ...
Thousands of high street shops, department stores ...
Shops in England selling non-essential goods will be able to reopen from Monday 15 June, the Busines...
Guidance for Employers and Businesses surrounding ...
Guidance for employers and self-employed on the new NHS test and trace scheme.
Government launches NHS Test and Trace service
The new NHS Test and Trace service will launch tomorrow (Thursday 28 May) across England, the govern...
The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme i...
Employers with fewer than 250 employees can now claim for coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (S...
New Free Business Advice Service during Covid-19
The Institute of Chartered Acccountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has a UK-wide Business Advice S...
£6.1 million funding boost to help high streets an...
Business Improvement Districts will receive funding in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandem...
Self-employed invited to get ready to make their c...
HMRC will begin contacting customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income...
Top-up to local business grant funds scheme
A discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the ...
New free online learning platform to boost workpla...
Online platform ‘The Skills Toolkit’ will help people to build their skills during the coronavirus o...
Government launches new coronavirus business suppo...
A new ‘support finder’ tool will help businesses and self-employed people across the UK to quickly a...
Chancellor extends furlough scheme to end of June
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended by one month to reflect continuing social distancing measu...
Companies House support for businesses hit by COVI...
Changes announced today will help businesses avoid being struck off the Companies House register as ...
Rules that have been relaxed to help businesses du...
A list of the rules that have been temporarily relaxed to make it easier for businesses to continue ...
Swindon and Wiltshire Businesses asked to help wit...
An urgent call to all local businesses that could manufacture or have surplus PPE to help answer the...
COVID-19: Call for rapid sanitising technology for...
Do you have an innovative or novel approach to get ambulances cleaner quicker to help combat Coronav...
Coronavirus – Guidance on access to green spaces
Guidance on using green spaces and protecting yourself and others.
Coronavirus important update on IPO services
Following government advice on measures to tackle the spread of the Coronavirus, we have closed acce...
Council makes support available to businesses in S...
Millions of pounds in lifeline funding will be given to small and medium-sized businesses by Swindon...
GWR providing services for key workers
New timetable announced to help essential workers by prioritising key routes.
Swindon Borough Council announces package of measu...
The Leader of Swindon Borough Council has today (26 March) outlined a series of local measures desig...
Statement on vocational and technical qualificatio...
Ofqual will work with stakeholders to finalise an awarding approach.
Government launches Coronavirus Information Servic...
The UK Government has today launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp.
Covid-19: Estate agents, lettings agencies and bin...
Many high street businesses that have closed due to Covid-19 restrictions will now be exempt from bu...
Wiltshire Council promises to do 'All it can' to p...
Wiltshire Council has pledged to do "all it can" to protect businesses and safeguard jobs in the cou...
Coronavirus (COVID-19): ventilator supply specific...
Specification of rapidly manufactured ventilator systems needed as part of the response to coronavir...
Coronavirus - Wiltshire pubs and restaurants
Wiltshire Council publish further guidance for local pubs and restaurants
Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the dri...
Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules for drivers making essential deliveries to consu...
ACAS publish's a guide for employers to help with ...
This advice is being reviewed daily and they monitoring government announcements to update the page ...
HMRC prioritise applications to use denatured alco...
Manufacturers of hand sanitisers and gels will have their applications for denatured alcohol fast-tr...
Government to grant permission for pubs and restau...
Planning rules will be relaxed so pubs and restaurants can operate as hot food takeaways during the ...
Coronavirus (COVID 19) - Online resources for busi...
A short summary of the online resources available to businesses impacted by COVID 19
COVID-19 Business Support announced in the Budget
A package of support message have been announced.
COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and bu...
Information on healthcare advice for employers and support for businesses.

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