Business Support Information
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The University of Wolverhampton Business School is committed to helping regional businesses find new ways to recover and adapt in the current crisis. Now, more than ever, there is a significant need for the Business School and the wider University to work with businesses in our community and beyond, to share our knowledge and expertise during this unprecedented time.
New support for businesses following 3 tier announcement
The Government recently announced a new three-tiered system of local COVID alert levels in England, ranging from Medium to Very High. Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage an outbreak in their area.
Wolverhampton Local Restrictions
The Government has announced additional local restrictions for Wolverhampton following a continuing rise in the number of positive Covid-19 cases in the city. The new restrictions were put in place Tuesday 22 September 2020. Find out what the restrictions mean HERE
Government publishes new strategy to kick-start data revolution
The strategy, which lays out five priority ‘missions’ the Government must take to capitalise on the opportunities data offers, is a central part of the Government’s wider ambition for a thriving, fast-growing digital sector in the UK.
Read more on this HERE
New funding to help smaller businesses
£20 million new funding to help smaller businesses recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.Find out more….
If you would like to speak to a member of the council’s Enterprise Team, please call Jay Patel (07584 491216) or Jeff Marlow (07392 137481).
As an alternative you can leave your contact details and a short summary about your business via the email at Business.firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a response from the team the same day.
On Friday 3 April, 2020 the Government announced it is extending the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) so that all viable small businesses affected by coronavirus, and not just those unable to secure regular commercial financing, will now be eligible, should they need finance to keep operating. Find out more HERE
Discretionary Grant Fund for Small Businesses: The Government has announced that it will provide a Discretionary Grant Fund for small businesses and has issued guidance to all Local Authorities who have been tasked with processing and distributing the money. Find out more…………..
The Black Country Chamber have online advice and a business helpline (01902 912322).
How has COVID-19 impacted your business?
We want to hear from businesses in Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall about the challenges and obstacles they are facing surrounding COVID-19.
Our business support team have put together a quick survey you can complete, to tell us exactly how the Coronavirus disruption has affected your business and how we could support you in the future. We will use this information to inform the Government and to change or create new support options for Black Country businesses.
Our support is fully funded and impartial, if you have any immediate concerns about your business and require support, please get in touch with our dedicated team and we will be happy to assist you.
Call us on 0300 770 2245 or email email@example.com
Business support from Black Country Growth Hub – More information can be found HERE
Available from 10th November 2020
Businesses urged to act fast on new small grants scheme
Black Country LEP latest news
Stay up to date with the latest news from within the region from the Black Country LEP and its wider partnership network HERE
West Midlands Combined Authority recognise the serious and unprecedented nature of the current situation and are working hard to maintain essential services to businesses and residents and to keep our communities safe. Find out more HERE
University of Wolverhampton tenant company, BCRS, is now an accredited lender on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) – see https://bcrs.org.uk/ for more details.
The Federation of Small Business has information for small independent traders. Find out more HERE
Access to Business helps new businesses or if you are in the process of setting up in business. More on this HERE
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