Working in partnership with several key stakeholders and advisory bodies, the council has collated several useful websites and free training sessions available for local business owners and HR managers wishing to find clarity on the Government’s Job Retention Scheme.

The government has introduced guidance and grants to support the retention of your workforce through the Job Retention Scheme. The grant can be accessed to pay the wages of your workforce if your business has been affected or had to cease trading due to the impact of coronavirus measures.

Details can be found at: 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:

A useful tool for further support is the following webinars on employment topics: