Items of Interest

1. Attached is a compilation of the support available to businesses, the self-employed and individuals put together by Bristol City Council.

2.  And Business West has an extensive Q&A list relating to COVID-19 here.

3. Click here for a list of business representative bodies offering support, together with other potential sources of help available during the COVID-19 outbreak, compiled by the UK Government.

4.Charity Bank has a COVID-19 Resource Hub for Charities and Social Enterprises; view it here.

5.If you think the impact of COVID-19 will cause delays in filing your company accounts you can apply for an automatic and immediate 3 month extension. You must apply for the extension before your filing deadline; more here.

6.Avon & Somerset Police have issued guidance on keeping empty commercial property secure during the current situation; see attached.

7.The Money and Pensions Service has added specific pages to its website which will be constantly monitored and updated to provide direct guidance to the public about money in general and then more specific financial guidance and actions that people can take to help themselves as the current situation develops; click hereand here.

8.Following its most recent (virtual) meeting, the Bristol@Night Panel have produced a list of sources of support for those involved in the night time economy; see attached.

9.While the Bristol Bike Project has taken the decision to temporarily close to the public it still intends to support key workers in various ways; read more here.