Coronavirus: Swale Business Support
Coronavirus: Support for Swale businesses
On this page you can find details about coronavirus support for Swale businesses.
You can access government support for your business on their website.
We would also be grateful if you could complete a survey to help inform future support and recovery plans. You can take part by completing the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Business Support Form.
Latest COVID-19 update
We thought it would helpful to provide the links to the latest advice for businesses.
- The list of companies and premises to remain closed are here.
- There is also a list of certain businesses and venues which can open from the 4 July 2020.
- Advice for those who are encouraged to return to work are in step one of the Government’s Our Plan to Rebuild document.
- When you are able to reopen or return to premises, there is advice about how to make your workplace safe.
- Frequently asked questions (FAQs) have been published to summarise what you can and can't do, which are based on the new guidance.
- The Health and Safety Executive has also provided advice about how to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment.
Business rates revaluation postponed
The government has announced that the business rates revaluation will take place in 2021, to help reduce uncertainty. The government has published the full details on their 'business rates postponed' news story.
The Economic Development E-bulletin section of this website includes an archive of our previous updates which were sent by email.
Business Support Schemes
The government has issued a range of financial support measures for businesses during coronavirus.
Use the links below to learn about the support from Swale Borough Council.
Other business support
- The government's business support helpline is 0300 456 3565 between Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm;
- The Federation of Small Businesses has advice on their website for small businesses and the self-employed.
- Swale's Council website also includes the latest updates about local services.
- HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has a helpline for any businesses and self-employed people concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Up to 2,000 skilled call handlers are available to support businesses and individuals when needed. The number is 0800 0159 559 and further information is available on the HMRC website.
- The Mid Kent Environmental Health Service has published guidance for food businesses who are providing takeaway and delivery food during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Kent Police has issued advice for businesses about securing their premises during the coronavirus pandemic.
Last update: Thursday 2 July 2020.