Last updated: 7 April 2020 (reviewed daily)
Many businesses must now be closed. Read the guidance for businesses and premises on GOV.UK.
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The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is happy to offer help and advice to any Suffolk business that has questions or concerns in these challenging times. It doesn’t matter if your business is a Chamber member or not.
- Visit the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce website to find lots of information for businesses
- Email email@example.com if you can't find what you're looking for on their website
- Follow Suffolk Chamber of Commerce on Twitter at: twitter.com/suffolkchamber
New Anglia Growth Hub
Get free business support and advice during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis from qualified advisers. It's a challenging time and information is changing very quickly.
- Find latest business-related guidance or visit newangliagrowthhub.co.uk
- Call 0300 333 6536 to speak to a qualified adviser
- Follow New Anglia LEP Forum on Twitter: twitter.com/AngliaHub
Federation of Small Business (FSB)
The FSB has created a hub to support businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The hub aims to answer many questions for small business owners and the self-employed.
Information is available to you regardless of whether you are a member of the FSB or not.
- Visit the Federation of Small Business website
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Follow Federation for Small Business, East Anglia on Twitter: twitter.com/FSBEastAnglia
HMRC now have a helpline for any businesses concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus (COVID19).
- Find information online from HMRC on GOV.UK
- Call 0800 0159 559
- Follow HMRC on Twitter: twitter.com/HMRCpressoffice
Borough and District Councils
Businesses are to receive financial support in the form of grant funding announced in the government’s package of measures designed to help smaller businesses. Borough and District Councils are responsible for payment of these grants, and can support businesses through the process:
- Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
- East Suffolk Council
- Ipswich Borough Council
- West Suffolk Council
Closing certain businesses and venues
On 23 March the government stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives. All businesses and venues outlined by the government must now close.
Find advice about how to report a business if:
- a business is not closed or complying with social distancing directives
- you have concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) related scams
- wish to report an incident of social gatherings or social distancing