This morning marks the start of some changes regarding lockdown and the slow reopening of some businesses. Below are some updates for you.
Estate Agents can re-open and house buying / renting can resume
From today the Regulations regarding business closures and activities people are able to undertake have been revised, so that people are permitted to undertake any of the following activities in connection with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of a residential property—
- visiting estate or letting agents, developer sales offices or show homes;
- viewing residential properties to look for a property to buy or rent;
- preparing a residential property to move in;
- moving home;
- visiting a residential property to undertake any activities required for the rental or sale of that property.
Claim for Self Employment Income Support online today
- The online service is now available. Make sure you have checked your eligibility online and then make your claim from the date given to you when you checked your eligibility.
- Check your eligibility here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme#eligible
- Claim here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-self-employment-income-support-scheme
Small business advertising fund opens today
- The Federation of Small Businesses have teamed up with Mail Metro Media to give small businesses who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis a chance to receive a £3000 tailored advertising package, absolutely free. This is a great opportunity to showcase your business to the millions of consumers who engage with these brands every day.
- You can apply online from today and you’ll find out in 7 days whether your application has been successful.
- Register here https://grants.fsb.org.uk/register.html and then complete an application form
Don’t forget you can ask any question about the changes in restrictions and the way ahead for your business at https://www.blackburnbid.co.uk/coronavirus-qa/ The forum is open until Sunday evening.