Applications to the Derby City Council Covid Additional Relief Fund, offering Covid related support via a reduction in business rates to eligible businesses , must be made by 11 March.
Many local councils are bringing their application deadlines for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants forward to give them time to process and determine grants before the 28 February 2022. Check your local authority website.
If you are local to us, here in Derby, then you may be interested to know that Derby City Council suggests that they will open up applications for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant to eligible ratepaying businesses in those sectors from the beginning of next week.
Prime Minister gives Covid update to Commons on Plan B with measures to strengthen NHS, protect services and supply chains and reduce testing requirements for travel.
For Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), where employees go off sick on or after 10 December 2021, employers can only ask employees for proof of sickness (such as a fit note) after 28 days of sickness (including non-working days) instead of the usual 7 days.
The Government has just announced new support measures for businesses in England, reflecting the impact the Omicron wave is having on their trade.