Coronavirus Support and Guidance
For support and guidance including Government Grants, Testing for Businesses, Environmental Health support and how to become COVID Compliant please visit Coronavirus - Support for Businesses.
Wolves in Business, a local economy support package. We’re making millions of pounds of grant payments available and are developing new measures in partnership with business groups across the city.
We’re determined to keep Wolverhampton’s business community vibrant and resilient by being on the side of our local businesses, their employees and those who are self-employed.
We may be a small team but like our small business community we believe we have made a big impact. We hope this booklet gives a flavour of what we can do; and how we have adapted through the pandemic to ensure our support is tailored to the changing needs of the business community. Working together we continue to have a big impact on the Wolverhampton economy.
These are unprecedented times for us all, however we are committed to continue to provide the best support we can to businesses and jobseekers. We are here to help you plan your current and future workforce needs as you navigate the current COVID-19 situation. Our consultancy services are fully funded and over 600 businesses have accessed the support in the last three years.
Wolves at Work business services are ready and available to offer support to businesses looking for assistance on the following:
- Recruitment - we can advertise and promote your vacancies and assist with sourcing new talent through the highly successful Wolves at Work project
- Redundancy support
- Advice on upskilling your workforce to meet future business needs
- Information on the Job Retention Scheme and links to training for furloughed staff
- Useful connections to further business support
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for recruitment or workforce support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call the Business Support line: 01902 290242 between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Thursday or from 9am to 4.30pm on Fridays
Job Retention Scheme
Claim for wages through the coronavirus job retention scheme.
It will allow you to retain your staff and ensure your business can resume quickly when re-growth occurs.
There are also several useful websites to further explain the support available to businesses and their employees:
- Black Country Chamber
- Instutute of Directors (IOD)
- Business Support
- Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
- Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
A useful tool for further support are the following webinars on employment topics:
Black Country-specific advice and support for businesses is available through the Black Country Growth Hub.
The Federation of Small Businesses has also published guidance on what you can do to protect your business and employees.
The Black Country Chamber of Commerce have also published a number of interpretative and advice documents on the Government support schemes.
Guidance for food businesses reopening and adapting their businesses during COVID-19 can be found on the Trade with Confidence website.