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Coronavirus: Action For You


Introduction

The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce is working hard to lobby for additional support for local businesses from Government and stakeholders.

Throughout this period we will be keeping in close contact with our members to understand their needs and undertaking a significant stakeholder engagement and lobbying campaign to secure them the support that they need urgently.


Unprecedented Times

The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have caused an economic shock unlike any on record. Throughout the pandemic, the GBCC has worked hard to lobby stakeholders in our members’ interests.

Unprecedented Times: How COVID-19 has impacted Greater Birmingham’s businesses & what we can do about it combines in-depth analysis of data on local business performance with recommendations on:

1. Addressing the Immediate Gaps in Coronavirus Business Support & Government Policy

2. Stimulating Economic Recovery & Rebuilding Business Confidence

This publication was launched on the 30th June 2020.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT HERE

Unprecedented Times replaces the GBCC’s previous lobbying document Mind the Gap. Between the 23rd April and 29th June the GBCC released 6 versions of Mind the Gap

DOWNLOAD THE LATEST REPORT HERE

 


Government Support For Businesses

The GBCC are committed to keeping businesses and charities up to date with the latest support being made available by the government to help businesses recover from the disruption caused by Covid-19.

So far, the government has announced a number of support measures including various finance and grant schemes and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to help cover employees salaries who would otherwise be made redundant. Please click the link below for a list of the government support measures announced to date.

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How is Coronavirus (COVID:19) Impacting Businesses?

The situation continues to be fast-paced and changeable. We are currently polling businesses weekly on their experience of COVID-19 as part of the British Chambers of Commerce COVID-19 Business Impacts Tracker.

Key findings from the 3rd August – 7th August tranche included:

  • 38% of businesses witnessed a fall in UK revenue (with 21% citing a significant decrease) with 36% recording an increase in domestic revenue.
  • 34% of businesses say they have three months or less worth of cash in reserve.
  • Of those businesses impacted by the advent of Covid-19, 51% of firms revealed they had obtained finance via Government lending schemes (such as CBILs and BBLs)

As a result, the GBCC are recommending that the Government takes a number of measures to support businesses in managing Coronavirus (COVID-19) related disruption

Download The Latest Summary Here


Get In Touch

Has your business been impacted by Coronavirus? Contact your relationship manager or submit a message below:

Coronavirus Support