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Walsall Council’s Employment Growth Team is monitoring the effects of Covid 19 in the borough and the subsequent effect on local business.

To read the latest information, provided by the Government, please visit the Guidance for Employers and Business page on gov.uk - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

Through this page, you will find relevant information on:

  • how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19
  • what to do if someone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 has been in business settings
  • what advice to give to individuals who have travelled to specific areas
  • actions to take if staff come into contact with someone who is a possible or confirmed case of COVID-19

For questions specifically about the government’s announcement on business rates, please visit https://go.walsall.gov.uk/business/business_rates.


Support for businesses that pay little or no business rates

The government will provide additional funding for local authorities to support small businesses that already pay little or no business rates because of small business rate relief (SBBR). This will provide a one-off grant of £10,000 to businesses currently eligible for SBRR or rural rate relief, to help meet their ongoing business costs.


If your business is eligible for SBRR or rural rate relief, you will be contacted by your local authority. You do not need to apply.


The Black Country Chamber of Commerce are hosting a series of webinars for businesses, discussing the latest guidance, access to the Chamber’s business support and to get the answers to the questions that businesses have about COVID-19.


For more information on these webinars, contact policy@blackcountrychamber.co.uk


The Employment Growth Team at Walsall Council has in-depth local knowledge and strong relationships with a range of important stakeholders.

We can help you and your business in a variety of ways, from recruitment support and finding the right staff, to help accessing new markets through international trade.

Whether you’re a start-up business or a business who has been trading for many years, we welcome conversations about how we can help your business grow and thrive.

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