Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

CLBILS, SSP Rebate Scheme launch date, case studies & webinars

20 May 2020 by Helen Clarke Cabinet Office

1) Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme: https://bit.ly/CLBILSUpdate

The government has extended the maximum loan size available through the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme from £50 million to £200 million.

Loans under the expanded scheme will be made available to large businesses affected by coronavirus from next week.

Changes also mean companies receiving help through CLBILS and the Bank of England’s Coronavirus Corporate Financing Fund will be asked to agree to not pay dividends and to exercise restraint on senior pay.

https://twitter.com/hmtreasury/status/1262642417112690688?s=20

2) Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme: https://bit.ly/SSPLaunchDate

The recently announced Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will go live from 26th May, when a new online service will be launched for small and medium-sized employers - with fewer than 250 employees - to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees.

Employers will receive repayments at the relevant rate of SSP that they have paid to current or former employees for eligible periods of sickness starting on or after 13 March 2020.

Full guidance can be found here: https://bit.ly/SSPRebateScheme

3) Case studies: 

https://twitter.com/HMGNorth/status/1261292739704098816?s=20

To support businesses to restart their operations, we have been sharing videos of how different companies have effectively applied social distancing measures in their workplaces, via @Cabinetofficeuk and @HMGnorth  

The link above is an example of Portakabin explaining how they are ensuring safe working in their factory, yards and customer sites. Any support you can provide to circulate these case studies through your own social media channels would be greatly appreciated. 

4) Webinars

UK Government departments are hosting a series of webinars to keep businesses updated with the latest advice and guidance:

https://twitter.com/HMGNorth/status/1262743033449078786?s=20