CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) STATEMENT
An updated list of members operating times during lockdown can be viewed HERE.
CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is open for anyone who has had to furlough staff. You’ll need all your payroll details, so make sure you have everything to hand before you start. Register here.
We have been informed that, in line with government guidelines, Lewes Town Hall will be closing at 4pm today (23/03/20) until further notice. As this is our correspondence address please ensure you do not send anything that needs an urgent response.
SELF-EMPLOYMENT INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME
The Self-employment Income Support Scheme is now open. HMRC has sent letters to those it believes may be eligible to claim for this support. However, if you have not received a letter, then you can find out more details, including checking if you are eligible HERE.
The Prime Minister has said, as of today (Wednesday 13th May), those who cannot work from home should return to work. However, there has been a lot of concern around this and complaints of lack of clarity. As a Chamber of Commerce, of course we would like to see...
Small Business Rate Relief If you receive Small Business Rate Relief I do hope you've applied for the Grants available. These opened over a week ago now and it is a very easy process to follow....
There was a delay to the launch of Lewes District Council’s grant funding portal this morning as a number of technical issues arose. We have been informed that the portal is now live and accessible at the following address:...
As well as being good for society, there are significant business benefits to paying the real Living Wage. Over 30 Lewes businesses are now signed up to the Lewes Living Wage. Some may already qualify for accreditation, but aren’t aware of it. The current rate for the Living Wage for over 18s (Nov 19) is £9.30 per hour outside London, and the rate in the capital is now £10.75.
Imagine a community where people with dementia feel confident, understood and supported to live well. It is the vision of the Lewes & District Dementia Action Alliance (LDDAA) to help make the whole of the Lewes District ‘dementia friendly’.
Lewes Chamber of Commerce actively supports LDDAA. If you would like to like to, like us, help them achieve their vision please visit their facebook page for more information.
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
The North Street Quarter will be a mixed use neighbourhood which will regenerate the area around North Street and the Phoenix Industrial Estate and reconnect it to the heart of Lewes.
Located just a five-minute walk from Lewes High Street, the new North Street Quarter will reflect the character of the historic market town and provide a range of amenities for Lewes.