Latest Coronavirus News

12/01/2021
A letter from BEIS Minister Scully has been issued to haulier firms on the new requirements for drivers to have a negative Covid test before travelling to ports.  The costs of test will be met by government and businesses are encouraged to go through their local authority for the necessary...
05/01/2021
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new, national lockdown in England, and following the implementation of a lockdown in Scotland, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said:      “Businesses will understand why the Prime Minister has felt compelled to act on the spiralling threat to...
23/12/2020
On Wednesday 23 December, Matt Hancock announced thst Norfolk will be moving to Tier 4 restrictions from 00.01 Hrs on Boxing Day (26 December 2020).   Tier 4 restrictions for businesses and venues: Businesses and venues which must close To reduce social contact, the regulations require some...
21/12/2020
Commenting on the introduction of ‘Tier 4’ of Coronavirus restrictions in England, with many businesses once again forced to close their doors from 20th December, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “Christmas was already cancelled for many businesses, but even more will now suffer as a...
17/12/2020
Commenting on the extension of government-backed loan schemes - the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme and Bounce Back Loan Scheme – until the end of April, announced today by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, BCC Head of Economics...
01/12/2020
From 02 December, Norfolk is expected to be in Tier 2 – High Alert and everyone will need to comply with the rules and restrictions for this tier. Meeting Indoors You can only meet socially with friends and family indoors who you either: live with have formed a support bubble with Unless a...
24/11/2020
Providing an initial response to the Prime Minister’s plan for Coronavirus restrictions after the second lockdown ends in England, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “It is helpful that the Prime Minister has heeded our call to give businesses at least a week’s notice of the rule changes that...
19/11/2020
British Chambers of Commerce calls for evidence and clarity for businesses as government mulls post-December 2nd Coronavirus restrictions in England The British Chambers of Commerce has called on the UK government to publish its approach to national Coronavirus restrictions in England without delay...
06/11/2020
With new Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in force until 02 December, what support is available to businesses affected by these restrictions. Business Grants Business premises forced to close in England due to local or national restrictions will be eligible for the business grants as outlined here...
06/11/2020
The SEISS grant was extended from 1 November 2020. Yesterday, the Chancellor announced that support for millions more workers through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will be increased, with the third grant covering November to January calculated at 80% of average trading profits,...

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