COVID-19 support available from Liverpool Chamber members

Wed, April 8th, 2020

Chamber members have an array of support and advice available to businesses...

During the COVID-19 crisis, members of Liverpool Chamber have created guidance, advice and support for businesses on how to cope with the virus, the possible implications and how to access support available to them. To provide one space to access the information, this page has been created outlining Chamber members who have contributed to helping other businesses overcome the crisis.

Quest


Quest offers essential member services to members of Liverpool Chamber, specialising in HR, Health and safety and Legal issues. Quest have also created useful documents containing essential information:

Human Resources Sector 

BT
BT have moved all of their support online and created a series of webinars to help small business owners and their employees on a wide range of topics including digital marketing, using collaboration tools and how to get a business online. These have been developed by BT, their colleagues and trusted partners including Small Business Britain and Google Digital Garage.

The full list of webinars and booking forms can be found here

Go Green Office Solutions
In the current climate and during this time of uncertainty the Team at Go Green have come up with a proactive solution for businesses, and parents that would like to support a safe and practical working environment whilst working from home. On offer is a discounted working from home starter pack of a desk and chair to wormk comfortably from, more information on this can be found here.

The PC Support Group: Working from home advice
The PC Support Group explains how agile working can deliver major benefits for businesses and employees, whilst helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep more people safe. The page can be found here

Finance Sector

AFEX
There has been unprecedented volatility in the currency markets over the last two weeks and long-term uncertainty will remain. As the only Liverpool Chamber partner specialising in foreign currency, AFEX wants to share their knowledge and expertise any way we can to help businesses and individuals. You can find out more at www.afex.com/unitedkingdom/

Form
Our friends at Form have produced a series of three videos on ’Navigating Uncertainty’, focusing on how companies in the digital, creative and tech sector can survive, stabilise and sustain during this global crisis. They will help you to get control of your numbers, manage your cash and plan for growth beyond the storm. They are available to watch here.

Mitchell Charlesworth: COVID-19 Support Guide for Businesses
With the situation surrounding COVID-19 constantly changing, Mitchell Charlesworth is aware that you will have concerns about how it may impact on your businesses and employees. There is lots of misinformation being reported so Mitchell Charlesworth sought to pull together a reference guide for you to quickly identify support and assistance that has been made available by the government, together with details of how to apply for support where appropriate. It can be accessed here

Wilson Henry LLP
The team over at Wilson Henry have put together a Business Survival Toolkit to help you through this time. It contains all of the government announced packages of support, some vital checklists for Survival Business Planning, links to important sources of information, and contacts for areas of help and support.
Any business owner, or self employed person, can access the toolkit by registering their contact details here:www.wilsonhenry.co.uk/contact/

Legal Sector

ACSL Solicitors

Independent Legal Advice
ACSL are now offering independent legal advice (ILA) on PGs, funding documents etc. for a set fee of £350 + VAT. If there are additional persons requiring ILA in the same transaction, they can offer a reduced fee of £200 + VAT per subsequent person. This also applies to advice on the documents for the government business interruption loan.

Remote Legal Advice
The above service can be provided immediately and remotely using a combination of post, email, telephone, and various videocalling apps.

COEUS
Buildings may become unoccupied or operate with a reduced staff, and this increases the risk of losses to your business. If your premises are running on reduced staffing levels due to a pandemic, letting your insurers know, and keeping them informed of any developments, is essential.There are many considerations that businesses should keep in mind to protect their assets, people and business, which COEUS sheds some light on here

DTM Legal
DTM Legal LLP, have shared their business resource centre, which provides support and guidance for businesses through the current crisis. The resource centre is filled with advice covering multiple challenging areas, such as impacts on contracts, employment issues, namely the furlough scheme, will updates, legal considerations for the construction industry and more. To access the business resource centre, please click here

Freeths
Freeths are experienced in advising on the impact of the likely disruption, and economic repercussions upon businesses across multiple sectors. In order to assist you in preparing for the impact of the outbreak on your business and employees, Freeths have collated their expertise in one place and set up a helpline for you to speak with experts. Freeths will update the information contained here as the situation develops and the effects of the outbreak become clearer.To access Freeths dedicated Coronavirus advice page, please click here

Hill Dickinson: Coronavirus FAQs for employers
The employment team, including a specialist team of health employment lawyers at Hill Dickinson, has put together an updated list of frequently asked questions on coronavirus for employers. The page includes measures that can be taken to protect others, how to effectively self-isolate, queries rgearding statutory sick-pay and more. It can be acessed at: www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk/article.aspx/show/51652

MHA Moore and Smalley: Coronavirus Guidance and Planning
MHA Moore and Smaelly discuss guidance on the coronavirus, focussing on topics such as general guidance and short-term planning, business planning healthcheck, latest government support, business recovery, statutory sick pay and more. Access the guidance here: mooreandsmalley.co.uk/insights/knowledge-post/coronavirus-guidance-and-planning/

General

Arriva
Arriva are here to support those businesses and organisations who are critical in keeping essential services running in the UK. 

Transporting employees/service users and providing specialist transport are some of the areas that Arriva can assist with, so if transport is key to supporting the UK in the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis then they are reaching out to you to understand your requirements at this time. Please contact Lizzie Johnson at Johnsonl@arriva.co.uk for more information.




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