This is a difficult time for everyone and we want to support local businesses as much as possible.
In partnership with Business Lincolnshire we are operating a dedicated hotline offering advice and guidance to businesses.
The helpline can help with businesses looking to diversify, implement social distancing practices, and continue to operate if government legislation allows.
The hotline also offers advice on the financial support available including for those who are self-employed.
Business Lincolnshire will also be able to support county businesses to recover and grow when they need it.
Businesses can call the hotline on 01522 782189, or visit the Business Lincolnshire website. Lines are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
If residents are concerned that a business is still operating in a way that they shouldn't, they can report this to Trading Standards.
This can be done through the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on freephone 0808 2231133, or through the Citizens Advice website.
Working together, ourselves, the district councils, and the police, have the powers to enforce the government regulations.
If you are concerned about your finances and benefits at this time, the following are helpful sources of advice:
- Business support - Business closures and stay at home FAQs
- Support for businesses - Package of measures to support services, people and businesses
- Business Lincolnshire - Helping Lincolnshire based businesses.
- The money advice service – the UK government's money advice site.
- DWP - Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses.
- Universal credit - Coronavirus and claiming benefits.
- Citizens advice - Help with debt and managing your money.
- Step change – Information on coronavirus and your finances, benefits, and how creditors can help.
- Scam aware - Look out for scammers.