Business Barometer Perth and Kinross : May 2020

Business Barometer Perth and Kinross : May 2020

The Council established a Covid-19 Business Support Task Force in early March to coordinate partnership support and advice to local businesses trying to cope with the very difficult current circumstances, and also to help plan for recovery.

The Task Force currently comprises the Council, Perthshire Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses, Business Gateway, GrowBiz, the Perthshire Tourism Group and the Perth Traders Association.  

The Task Force is now keen to gather some information on how Covid-19 has impacted on your business to ensure the support we can provide is what you need now and going forward.

We plan to use the information gathered to inform our local Economic Recovery Plan and to help re-shape our economic development services with partners going forward.

We hope you can spare a few minutes to complete the attached short survey by clicking on the link below. It should take no more than 8 minutes to complete.

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Perth & Kinross Council’s Focus

Perth and Kinross Council is focused on supporting the economy and entrepreneurship as we move towards recovery, supporting businesses of all sizes and sectors and helping those now unfortunately out of work. We’ll continue to produce this Business Bulletin once a week bringing you only the most important updates, announcements and recovery information in between. 

We will continue to monitor the lockdown situation in relation to businesses closely, and regularly review the support we can offer to ensure it remains useful and relevant. Any business who would welcome further advice or support should contact the team who will do their best to help you.

Financial Support Measures

Several financial measures have now been implemented by both the UK and Scottish Governments for businesses of all sizes and status. As well as this government based support many National Organisations and lenders have created industry specific grants and aid, development opportunities and low-risk lending incentives. Find out more >

Corona Virus Updates

We are sending out short, concise business related updates on the Coronavirus crisis and our plans for the recovery period on a weekly basis. These are focused on helping you manage the financial resilience and resource contingency of your business as best as possible.  Sign up here >

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