Business and self-employed advice and support
The latest government business support including financial support and advice can be found on their website.
Business East Sussex
Business East Sussex provides free and impartial government funded business support across East Sussex. The team can help with supporting businesses to remain resilient through these challenging times, and by providing support on many areas including cash-flow planning, advice on finance, diversifying your business, and accessing support to grow.
For information on please visit the Business East Sussex website.
Arts Council England
Whether you need help reaching diverse audiences, writing a business plan or commissioning new work, you can find information and sources of support on the Arts Council England website.
The Heritage Fund are offering training and free resources to help all heritage organisations thrive in the digital era through our Digital Skills for Heritage initiative.
Statutory Sick Pay Rebate
The Government has passed legislation to allow small and medium-sized businesses to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid for staff sickness absence due to COVID-19. This refund will cover up to 2 weeks' SSP per eligible employee who has been off work because of coronavirus.
More information on Statutory Sick Pay Rebate.
Financial assistance for employers unable to pay statutory redundancy payments
If an employer cannot afford to pay their employees redundancy pay, they can apply to the Redundancy Payments Service (RPS) (part of a government agency called the Insolvency Service) for financial assistance. If approved, the RPS will make statutory redundancy payments directly to the redundant employees on the employer's behalf.
More information on Financial assistance for employers unable to pay statutory redundancy payments.
Time to Pay
All businesses and self-employed people in financial distress, and with outstanding tax liabilities, may be eligible to receive support with their tax affairs through HMRC's Time To Pay service. These arrangements are agreed on a case-by-case basis and are tailored to individual circumstances and liabilities.
More information can be found on Time to Pay.
Help and support for businesses
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