Dear Otley businesses We have just been informed today that Leeds City Council now have the eligibility criteria live for the Small Business Discretionary Top Up Grant. This grant is available for small businesses and charities in Leeds. You can apply from 1 June 2020 until 28 June 2020. CLICK HERE to check if […]
To help support those businesses who are still closed we are postponing the bills which were initially extended to end May, these have now been further extended to end August.
Yesterday evening (Mon 25th May) the Prime Minister set out a timeline for retail to re-open from 1st June and further guidance has been published for how to operate safely to protect staff and customers.
Dear Otley Business As the UK begins to gradually open businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government have issued the following guidance on how to work safely.
Please see below a recent announcement from the Government relating to rent collection on business premises. Under the new temporary measures: Statutory demands and winding up petitions issued to commercial tenants are to be temporarily voided; Changes are to be made to the use of Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery, building on measures already introduced […]
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now open for applications, 10 days ahead of schedule. Employers can now go online to claim cash grants worth up to 80% of wages, capped at £2,500 a month per worker. 5000 HMRC staff will operate the scheme, which is expected to help thousands of firms across the UK. […]
Dear Otley Businesses, We have been approached by one of our Otley businesses to offer Free HR Advice to you, our members, during this unprecedented and difficult time. However, before we take up this offer we would like to understand if it is a service that you would use. We have created a very quick, […]
We have been working closely with Leeds Council Business Rates Team this week to give them as much assistance as we can to ensure their records are correct with regards to our Otley levy payers. This is to ensure that the below Business Grants which are about to be issued are mailed out to the […]
Dear businesses, The Government has updated the guidance on the new measures the PM introduced on Monday 23rd March: 1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes; 2. Closing non-essential shops and community spaces; and 3. Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public. This link provides […]
Dear Otley Businesses, During these unprecedented times the Government have asked us all to take extraordinary measures. I know that most, if not all businesses have taken this advice and acted accordingly to protect our NHS, vulnerable members of society and each other. Thank you for doing this. As a Reminder Unless you are providing […]