COVID 19 Update: 16th April

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Claremont Hotel

Courtesy of Eastbourne Herlad

Small Business Grants
Businesses across the town are reporting that they have started to receive the payments of the small business grants. We understand that you should receive a remittance notice from Eastbourne Borough Council via email just prior to the money being deposited. 

Please note – you have to apply for the grant from Eastbourne Borough Council. So, if you have yet to make a claim for your grant – please follow this link to access the portal: https://lewes-eastbourne.grantapproval.co.uk/

If you are having issues completing the application – please get in touch. 
Furlough Scheme
The eligibility cut-off date for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough scheme) has been extended from 28 February to 19 March. Employers are now able to claim for furloughed employees that were employed and on their PAYE payroll on or before 19 March 2020. This means that the employee must have been notified to HMRC through an RTI submission on or before 19 March 2020. The scheme is due to be fully operational next week.

If you made employees redundant, or they stopped working for you on or after 28 February 2020, you can re-employ them, put them on furlough and claim for their wages through the scheme. This applies to employees that were made redundant or stopped working for you after 28 February, even if you do not re-employ them until after 19 March.

Further details can be found here: 
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/furlough-scheme-cut-off-date-extended-to-19-march
Claremont Hotel
There has been a serious collapse in the party wall between the Claremont site and the Burlington Hotel.  This will need propping up and may delay the road opening slightly
Volunteers Needed
If you or your staff have been furloughed and want to keep busy, 3VA and EBC are always looking for volunteers to help deliver food and support to the elderly and vulnerable.  Visit their website here and get involved.