|NI Business Info
||General information on related business support, including answers to FAQs on managing staff health, pay, leave and absence, business operations and finance. Also includes a Coronavirus News section with full information and support to help manage the imapct of COVID-19 in your business. www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk
|Public Health Agency
||Guidance for businesses and employers on support available, as well as poster resources to use on site to help with communications to employees.
|The Executive Office
||The most recent announcements from The Executive Office are detailed on its news section, which provides details and links to various schemes etc.
||Guidance for businesses on tax. The helpline allows any business or self-employed individual who is concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus to get practical help and advice.
Time To Pay Helpline: 0800 0159 559
Income Tax Payments due in July 2020 under the Self-Assessment system will be deferred to January 2021.
|Federation for Small Businesses
||Advice and guidance on reducing the risks from the Coronavirus to you and your business targeted at small businesses and the self-employed.
|UK Government Advice
||Advice and support for businesses from the UK Government. It includes details of support packages available to businesses due to COVID-19.
||Invest NI provide advice and support through its NI Business Info web site. Invest NI’s business support team is also available on 0800 181 4422.
||Tourism NI are providing targeted advice and support for businesses operating in the Tourism sector through their website, as well as a dedicated COVID-19 Business Support Helpline on 028 9592 5313 (Monday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm).
|Federation of Master Builders
||The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) provide advice and support for businesses in the construction industry and its workforce. As well as a dedicated section on their website, members make use of their advice services by telephoning the FMB Helpline on 0116 243 7623 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm).
|Guidance for Food Businesses
||Guidance and advice for food businesses/operators including best practice on food hygiene, managing employee sickness, social distancing and specific situations.
||Information available online to assist members with legal advice including e.g. furloughing and job retention schemes.
Please contact 07736 284 764 for further advice.
|NI Hotels Federation
||The Federation has been working across many strands to assist members with the Coronavirus situation. This has included producing a Toolkit of advice, lobbying for business relief and support and engaging with marketing agencies to prepare for a resumption of normal business.
|Arts and Business NI Engagement Seed Fund
||As part of their Investment Programme, Arts & Business NI have designated a £15,000 seed fund to support arts organisations and individual practitioners.
|Social Enterprise NI
||A source of information focusing on social enterprise business and organisation support during COVID19.
|HSENI COVID-19 Update
||Information for employers on health and safety matters in response to COVID-19 and HSENI contact details.
The HSENI has also produced an example risk assessment which shows the kind of approach HSENI expects a small business or workplace to take when carrying out a risk assessment for COVID-19 in the workplace.
|NI Chamber COVID-19 Information Hub
||This hub provides up-to-date information on business support schemes available from the government, advice and guidance on internal HR issues, such as sick pay, and the work NI Chamber is doing with government to ensure that Northern Ireland businesses make it through this crisis.
||This page is to keep small businesses updated of government moves, support schemes for small business, and pro-active advice on how to keep trading through the epidemic. You can also access topical podcasts and ask advisers your specific questions.
||Coronavirus is causing significant issues in the science & tech sectors in NI. This is a regularly updated list of resources and available support, plus offers and requests for help.
|Essential businesses and services to remain open.
||The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed new powers to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The regulations came into effect at 11.00 pm on Saturday 28 March and provide clarity on what retail services and other venues may remain open in Northern Ireland and which should close immediately. The link takes you to a list of essential and non-essential businesses and sevices.
|PSNI Crime Prevention Unit
||The PSNI Crime Prevention unit has produced updated national crime prevention advice for retailers and business owners during the current emergency.
|Emergency Volunteering Leave
||A new, temporary, statutory right is available for eligible workers to take Emergency Volunteering Leave to help the Health and Social Care system in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.
|Department for Communities
||If you are an employer and you require help to advertise job vacancies or have queries relating to the services available for employers you can phone the DfC Employers Services helplines or alternatively you can email: email@example.comHelplines: 02382 376 692 or 028 9053 9458