On 31 October 2020, The Prime Minister announced a 4-week lockdown from 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020.
Information about measures to provide support to businesses that experience increased costs or disruptions to their cash flow as a result of this lockdown, including links to forms for grants, can be found on the Southend Borough Councils website.
The Government has developed a new tool to support businesses identify what support is available to them. Please visit the coronavirus financial support for your business website.
Support to help your business pivot, adapt and grow can be sought from BEST Growth Hub through their free and impartial business signposting service which can provide access to free business advice, growth grants, support to work with: apprentices and academia: exporting & innovation teams or access to business skills workshops. To find out more please register your interest here on or email. Please note that unfortunately BEST is not able to provide emergency or rescue financial assistance.