CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) STATEMENT
An updated list of members operating times during lockdown can be viewed HERE.
DISCRETIONARY TOP-UP FUND
Small and micro businesses within the Lewes district are now able to submit their details to apply for a grant from the Discretionary top-up fund. The funding is limited and aimed at businesses who were not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Fund. More Details.
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.
We want shoppers to consider using local shops where they can. The traditional 'corner shop' can be a valuable resource for many of the essentials that disappear off supermarket shelves almost as soon as they are restocked. Shopping local also helps the economy within...
While there has only been 40 confirmed cases, but also, sadly, one death in the UK from Covid-19, three of those infected are from West Sussex or Surrey. Back as early as 12th February, the BBC were reporting that five (of the then eight) cases in the UK were linked...
Lewes Chamber of Commerce is very disappointed that East Sussex County Council has decided to alienate businesses, shoppers, and tourists to the town, by significantly increasing charges for on-street parking. Lewes businesses, especially small and independent...
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.