As the situation is changing daily, here at the BID our focus is to keep you informed about local and national business support and financial measures as best we can.
LOCAL & NATIONAL ADVICE FOR BUSINESSES: The Invest in Bath website is updated with all the latest local and national advice.
WECA: If your business has been impacted by coronavirus, the West of England Combined Authority’s Growth Hub can help answer your queries and signpost you to the latest information and advice. Please visit: wearegrowth.co.uk for regular updates.
The West of England Combined Authority career coaching and support service, Future Bright, is still active during the coronavirus outbreak, providing support to residents in-work and receiving benefits or tax credits. During this difficult time, they are providing one-to-one career coaching and support using telephone and online tools to keep participants and coaches in touch safely.
Future Bright is available to residents who are in any form of paid work – including zero hours contracts and self-employment – in Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
To find out more visit www.futurebright.org.uk or phone 0117 456 6964 or email
GOVERNMENT INFORMATION: A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees. Click here to find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.
SUEZ CUSTOMERS: SUEZ collections will only take place in the mornings until further notice. Please put out your waste by 7.30am and take it in at 10am. At the moment Grundons, Biffa, JW Waste, Simply Waste, Veolia, MJ Church and Hills are all running as per their regular scheduled collections.
JOBS: There are new jobs arising in food retail and other sectors in order to help with current circumstances. Click here to find out more.
ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES: A list of essential businesses that are operating in Bath city centre can be found here.
TRANSPORT: People are reminded to follow Government advice about travel and avoid non-essential use of public transport. For further travel advice visit:https://travelwest.info/travel_update/coronavirus-travel-advice