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Local Economy
Advice Notes

Local Economy
Advice Notes

COVID:19 Government Advice Notes - Local Economy

Guidance on business closures during lockdown

Published 24/03/2020

As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of coronavirus. That is why the government has given clear guidance on self-isolation, staying at home and away from others, and asked that schools only remain open for those
children who absolutely need to attend.

On 23 March the government stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives. All businesses and premises outlined in the documented table must now close

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Apprenticeship guidance

Published 06/04/2020

This document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers, and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Guidance for employers and businesses

Updated 07/04/2020

Information on healthcare advice for employers and support for businesses.

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Support for businesses

Updated 24/03/2020

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

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Expanded retail discount guidance

Updated 02/04/2020

Guidance on the operation of expanded retail discount 2020 to 2021 coronavirus response, announced at Budget 2020.

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Guidance on nursery business rates discounts

Published 20/03/2020

Guidance for local authorities in administering the business rates nursery discount in response to coronavirus.

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Guidance for shipping and sea ports

Updated 19/03/2020

Guidance for shipping and sea ports on coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Construction industry advice

Updated 31/03/2020

Links to useful sources of information which the construction industry and others with an interest in building safety may find helpful within the current context.

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Guidance for PFI contractors

Published 02/04/2020

Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contractors should consider themselves to be part of the public sector response to the current COVID-19 emergency.

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