Instreatham has been actively monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak here in the UK
We have been communicating directly with the government, on a local and national level. This is helping to ensure our businesses get exactly what they need.
We want to reassure you that we are continuously working in the background to maintain the value we give our members.
Some projects are still running and we’ll keep members informed of any developments with our activities.
At Instreatham BID we will continue to provide a voice for business within Streatham and continue to offer clarification and guidance to our members.
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Government support for businesses
The government have announced broader financial support for businesses coping with the economic impact of coronavirus. This includes:
Small and medium sized businesses will now be able to reclaim up to 2 weeks of SSP paid to employees who have been off sick or self-isolating as a result of sickness absence due to COVID-19.
Who is eligible?
You are eligible for the scheme if you are an employer with less than 250 employees as at 28th February 2020.
What do I have to do?
If you have an employee who is absent due to COVID-19 issues then you will need to pay SSP from day 1 and retain records to enable you to reclaim the funds from HMRC in due course.
Do my employees need to give me a GP fit note?
No they will not need to do this to be eligible for SSP but if you do require evidence from the employee they can complete an isolation note from the NHS 111 online service or NHS website.
How to access the scheme
A rebate scheme is being developed. Further details will be provided in due course once the legalisation has passed.
Business Support Helpline
As of March 23rd our staff will work remotely and will continue to be operational during business hours, Monday to Thursday, 9:00 – 17:30. We are available to offer support through all of our channels. If you would like to book a phone consultation to discuss ways in which we can support you please email us to set this up.