Update for Portsmouth area businesses on COVID-19

Following the latest government Coronavirus advice, which includes minimising social contact, Portsmouth City Council is taking the sensible precaution to protect the public by reducing non-essential council services.

Further details on what services are affected can be found here:

Council service update

You can direct staff to nhs.uk/coronavirus where they can find the latest information and advice around coronavirus and what they should do if they think they have the illness.

Chancellor announcement

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced support for business and workers to protect them against the economic emergency caused by the coronavirus.

Business support

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. This includes unlimited loans and guarantees to support firms and help them manage cash-flows. The Chancellor will make available an initial £330 billion of guarantees – equivalent to 15% of UK GDP.

The business support package includes:

The Government have set up a helpline 0300 456 3565 or visit the website.

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