Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Business Advice and Information
Following the Chancellor’s announcement on Tuesday 17th March, new measures have been issued to support businesses affected by the restrictions placed on individuals during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
We have detailed them below, but we would urge you to place your enquiries directly through the main Ashford Borough Council website. Call volumes to the main Council switchboard are likely to be very high during the next few weeks, so we would recommend getting information on their website or to sign up to their COVID-19 updates on their website wherever possible.
The AshfordFor team will relay the most up-to-date information as quickly as possible via our social media channels and redirect you to the relevant platforms. Our team will guide and support you as much as possible during this difficult time, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on social media.
If you want to find out more and discuss your options with business advisers please contact the Kent & Medway Growth Hub Coronavirus Business Support hotline. Call 03333 602300 8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday to speak with an adviser.
Support for Businesses affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
For more information or to apply for Coronavirus Business Support, please visit the Ashford Borough Council dedicated hub.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions on Business Rates Grants or Business Rates Holiday, please visit Ashford Borough Council dedicated hub.
To speak to the government’s Business Support Helpline, call 0300 456 3565 between Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.
The British Chamber of Commerce have a Coronavirus hub with a range of information.
The Federation for Small Businesses provide advice about Coronavirus, including hygiene advice.
ACAS provide advice about Coronavirus, including simple steps to help protect the health and safety of staff.
Kent County Council are asking businesses to answer their business survey to help inform future business support.
The NHS provides information about Coronavirus.
Ashford Borough Council will be providing health guidance updates on their Health and Pandemics page.