Caterham Valley BID is keeping in regular contact with members via email. If you are a member and are not receiving the emails, please contact us via this website or email email@example.com with your name, business and email address. Thank you.
November 2020 update
Grants available for closed businesses
Tandridge District Council has advised that businesses required to close due to local or national restrictions will be eligible for the following grants:
- Properties with a rateable value of £15k or under, could be eligible for grants of £1,334 per month, or £667 per two weeks.
- Properties with a rateable value of between £15k-£51k could be eligible for grants of £2,000 per month, or £1,000 per two weeks.
- Properties with a rateable value of £51k or over grants could be eligible for grants of £3,000 per month, or £1,500 per two weeks.
Details of how to apply for these grants will be available on TDC’s website soon and we will notify you as soon as the application process goes live.
Click and Collect
TDC’s licencing team have provided further guidance about what you can and cannot do as regards click and collect.
Click and collect: Non-essential retail can continue to be able to operate click-and-collect (where goods are pre ordered and collected off the premises) and delivery services. Therefore, you could order an item online and collect from outside the shop. Customers must not enter the shop, the aim of the lockdown is to reduce our day to day contact with other people, outside of those we live with.
Furlough has been extended until March 2021
The Government has extended Furlough to the spring. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will now run until the end of March with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked.
Further support for the self employed
In line with an extension to the furlough scheme the self Employment Income support Scheme has also been extended.
The extension will last for 6 months, from November 2020 to April 2021. Grants will be paid in 2 lump sum instalments each covering a 3 month period.
The third grant will cover a 3 month period from 1 November 2020 until 31 January 2021. The Government will provide a taxable grant calculated at 80% of 3 months average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment and capped at £7,500 in total. This is an increase from the previously announced amount of 55%.
The Government are providing the same level of support for the self-employed as is being provided for employees through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which has also been extended until March 2021.
The Government has already announced that there will be a fourth grant covering February 2021 to April 2021. The Government will set out further details, including the level, of the fourth grant in due course.
Further updates will be circulated when available.
The Caterham Valley BID is still operating, sharing information and offering advice and moral support. The BID is considering the advice for BIDs nationally and will be communicating further with businesses in the coming weeks.
If you have a Caterham Valley business which is still operating or has moved online, please let the BID know that you are open for business and we can communicate with the local community as we have several thousand followers on social media and several thousands of visitors to the website.
If you would like to get in touch, please contact us via the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember we are here for you now and will be supporting the regeneration of Caterham post COVID-19.
Currently businesses can get information from the following places:
Guidance to Employers: on providing advice to your staff on COVID-19, how to help prevent the spread of respiratory infections, what to do if someone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 has been in business settings and advice on travelling overseas.
Guidance to Employees: advice to employees on working from home, sick pay, and frequently asked questions
Support for Businesses: government guidance on what support is being provided to businesses, including paying sick pay, small business rate relief and business interruption loan scheme