Blaby District Council has launched a new Business Hub as part of the authority’s commitment to supporting local business during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Business Hub is an opportunity to access advice and guidance on dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
From safely opening a business to applying for grants, the Hub’s wide-ranging support will be for both business owners and the self-employed. ‘Account Managers’ will be given to ensure a single point of contact to ensure a hassle-free process.
Employers will be able to get easy-to-understand details on their responsibilities for keeping staff safe, home working and sick pay. Sole traders and self-employed people can find out about working in people’s homes and negotiating mortgage holidays.
Specialist information for food businesses and those in the tourism industry is also available.
Councillor Ben Taylor, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing Strategy and Economic Development, said: “We are extremely pleased to offer the Business Hub to our local businesses. This is an incredibly tough time for so many hard-working business owners and we want to do all we can to help.”
“Blaby District Council has a proud record of supporting and working with businesses in the district to help them thrive, and this is even more important during these unprecedented times. We would encourage those who need support to get in touch with the Hub to help you get the support you need.”
“Together we can continue to build strong links with our local businesses and evolve the Business Hub to be an integral part of Blaby District’s future.”
For more information about the support and to register for the Business Hub on Blaby District Council’s website.