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Useful Information for Businesses – Updates from 25th to 29th June 2020

Within this blog we aim to give you top-line, up-to-date information at a glance with links to relevant sites that explain in more detail the latest news, support, and financial help that we hope will make a difference to your business during the Covid19 Crisis and beyond.

Applications for the Croydon Discretionary Grants Fund will close on 30 June 2020.

Businesses can apply for this grant and check the eligibility criteria on the discretionary grants fund page.

To be eligible businesses must:

  • Have been trading on or before 11 March 2020
    • Employ fewer than 50 employees
    • Have experienced a 40% or more drop in income due to the impact of coronavirus crisis
    • Have fixed property-related costs
    • Have not received other coronavirus-specific grants (not including the coronavirus job retention scheme to furlough staff, or the self-employment income support scheme)

Property costs must be related to work space, not residential property or storage costs.
Businesses must be able to clearly demonstrate the 40% loss in income. Additional evidence such as cancelled orders will be considered.

Charities and bed and breakfasts are not eligible to apply.

London Growth Hub webinar series continues

  • Cyber Security Unpacked: Protect Your Business(Tuesday 30 June)
  • Property advice during COVID-19 (Tuesday 30 June)

Catch-up on White Label webinars

If you’ve missed previous White Label webinars, you can now watch them all on YouTube! Past topics cover: entrepreneurial Croydon – advice for directors and how to remain innovative; employee health and wellbeing; commercial space and security advice; finance and other business support during Covid-19.

Watch now

Discount on hand sanitiser

With many businesses reopening this week, it is more important than ever to reassure customers that you are taking all necessary safety measures to protect them and your staff. Save The High Street are offering a 20% discount on all hand sanitsers and sanitiser stations. This is the same sanitiser being used by Transport for London.To take advantage of the discount, use discount code SAVETHEHIGHSTREET at checkout.

Daily update from GOV.​UK.

Department for Education

College collaboration fund (CCF)

PM announces transformative school rebuilding programme

Coronavirus (COVID-19): keeping children safe online

Participation in education, training and employment: 2019

Apprenticeships and traineeships: June 2020

Local authority school places scorecards

Statistics: further education and skills

Local authority school places scorecards 2019

Statistics: NEET and participation

Statistics: higher education graduate employment and earnings

Graduate outcomes (LEO): subject by provider 2017 to 2018

Statistics: school and pupil numbers

Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2020

Statistics: childcare and early years

Education provision: children under 5 years of age, January 2020

Warning notices to independent schools

School workforce in England: November 2019

Statistics: school workforce

COVID Summer Food Fund

Providing free school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Open academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs

Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Solar photovoltaics deployment

Solar PV deployment: May 2020

List of special feature articles by subject published in Energy Trends

Small Business Survey 2019: panel report

Small Business Survey reports

Energy Trends: UK total energy

Energy Trends: UK solid fuels and derived gases

Energy Trends: UK gas

Small Business Survey 2019: methodology

Energy Trends: June 2020, special feature article

Quarterly total energy data revisions

UK energy statistics: statistical press release – June 2020

Energy trends

Energy Trends articles

Energy Trends: June 2020

Energy Trends: UK electricity

Energy Trends: UK renewables

Energy Trends: UK oil and oil products

Road fuel sales: 21 June 2020

Energy Trends: UK weather

Quarterly Energy Prices

Methodology and changes made in the NAEI Road Transport Inventory for fuel consumption

Fuel poverty statistics

Road transport energy consumption at regional and local authority level

Energy Trends: June 2020, special feature article – What are households’ perceptions of fuel poverty?

Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 25 June 2020

UK local authority and regional carbon dioxide emissions national statistics: 2005 to 2018

UK local authority and regional carbon dioxide emissions national statistics

Sub-national road transport consumption data

National Energy Efficiency Data-Framework (NEED) data explorer

Domestic National Energy Efficiency Data-Framework (NEED) methodology

National Energy Efficiency Data-Framework (NEED): consumption data tables

Quarterly Energy Prices: June 2020

Sub-national road transport consumption during 2018

National Energy Efficiency Data-Framework (NEED) report: summary of analysis 2020

Domestic energy price statistics

National Energy Efficiency Data-Framework (NEED): impact of measures data tables 2020

Industrial energy price statistics

International energy price comparison statistics

National Energy Efficiency Data-Framework (NEED)

Quarterly domestic energy customer numbers

Annual domestic energy bills

Quarterly domestic energy switching statistics

Gas and electricity prices in the non-domestic sector

Prices of fuels purchased by manufacturing industry

International road fuel prices

Industrial energy price indices

Prices of fuels purchased by major power producers

International domestic energy prices

Monthly and annual prices of road fuels and petroleum products

Road fuel and other petroleum product price statistics

Domestic energy price indices

International industrial energy prices

BEIS: workforce management information, May 2020

BEIS: workforce management information

Capacity Market auction determination: letter from BEIS to National Grid ESO, June 2020

£400 million boost to regional R&D projects across the UK


Thank you to White Label Creative who have been invaluable in passing on relevant information to us on a daily basis and Croydon Council Economic Development Team – we hope that in re-circulating the salient points, we can all work together to help as many businesses as possible.

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