Truro BID

Business Support

Below is a guide to the other information available published during the first lockdown:

  • The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub have a summary of support for businesses. If you need help to understand what support is available to you call them on 01209 708660. If you are unable to get through leave a message or email them on and they will get back to you.

  • HMRC Covid-19 Helpline: If you run a business or are self-employed and are concerned about paying your tax due to coronavirus, you can call a new helpline number 0800 024 1222 which has been set up in addition to the other HMRC phone contact number.

  • FSB Advice to Small Businesses: advice and guidance on reducing risks of disruption from the COVID-19 virus to you and your business and other funding options. 

  • ACAS Advice to Employers and Employees: practical HR advice and a simple step guide on how to protect the health and safety of staff.Local businesses can request to join the Private Support Group for businesses in Truro on Facebook as a response to Covid-19. 

  • Law firm Stephens Scown set up a Covid-19 Insights Hub which is regularly being updated and maybe of help to businesses in the city. 

  • Cornwall Council set up a new service 'The People Hub' to help individual with support and advice on employment, training and skills. Residents can call the phoneline on: 0333 0150699. Lines open 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday, with an out of hours messagine service outside of those time.

  • The Government provided advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  • Email: regarding other aspects affecting your business due to the coronavirus pandemic.