Support for businesses and employees

Advice and support is available for businesses at risk of closure and anyone facing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

North Somerset Council is committed to protecting jobs and strengthening the local economy in a sustainable way.

A range of free information, advice and guidance is available to those businesses at risk of making redundancies.

Email the business team for more information.

A round-up of business support is also available through InNorthSomerset.

If you have a small to medium-sized businesses and need support to help it grow, free resources are available through the West of England Growth Hub.

For employees, the national furlough scheme is now being extended for an extra month so you can continue to receive 80 per cent of your current salary.

However, if you’re not working and struggling financially, North Somerset Council has a round-up of advice on its website.

Locally Citizens Advice North Somerset might be the first port of call with its free, independent and confidential advice about a range of subjects.

A £500 one-off payment is also available for low-income earners on certain benefits if they can’t work because they have to self-isolate.

Go online to find out more.