Business: More business support grants on the way | National lockdown | How to Start a Start-up course | EU Transition: New rules are here

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Business support and information

From Horsham District Council

8 January 2021

More business support grants on the way

We understand this is a very difficult time for businesses, particularly following restrictions and temporary closures as a result of the Tiers and now national lockdown.

Earlier this week, the Chancellor confirmed there will be one-off top up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses worth up to £9,000 per property and a discretionary fund as well. Read the full story on the Government website.

We are working hard to make these available as soon as possible. We will share more information through our website, email newsletters and social media channels when it becomes available.

In the meantime businesses can continue to apply for grants that are currently open to them. For more information, and to apply online, visit our coronavirus business support grants page.

National lockdown

National lockdown rules apply in England to control the rapid spread of the new variant of coronavirus across the country.

To reduce social contact, the regulations require some businesses to close and impose restrictions on how some businesses provide goods and services. Follow the links below to view lists of businesses that are required to close and those that can remain open.

Full list of businesses required to close on GOV.UK

Full list of businesses that can remain open on GOV.UK

Chichester Business Hothouse workshop


How to Start a Start-up

The Chichester Business Hothouse are running two free, expert-led, remote boot camps that give you all the knowledge you need to get that business idea going or start-up growing.

Register for 12 January 10am

Register for 12 January 7pm

EU Transition: New rules are here

The UK has left the EU and now has a free trade agreement based on zero tariffs and zero quotas. It takes the UK completely out of the EU’s customs union, the EU’s single market and the EU’s entire legal order.

This means businesses should continue their preparations to operate in an independent trading nation.

The Government have produced a handy document with sector-specific actions that businesses need to take if they deal with the EU.

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