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FAQs Covid-19 Business [65.79KB]

Individual Business Circumstances

We encourage all businesses in the city, including those operating from council or Siglion premises, to access the government support which is available to reduce the financial impact of Covid-19 as soon as possible.

Sunderland City Council has agreed a rent-free period for businesses that have the council as their landlord - including the council's Business Centres (Evolve, Sunderland Software Centre, Washington Business Centre), traders in Jacky White's Market, and tenants of our City Development company Siglion. This rent-free period covers the month of April.

For businesses experiencing difficulties, please contact the city's Business Investment Team via info@makeitsunderland.com or on 0191 561 1194.  Team members will help signpost to government support as above, and arrange more detailed individual discussions with other colleagues or partner organisations where appropriate.

Full information on the Government's support for businesses can be found at http://bit.ly/2TXegwO.

North East Growth Hub Information

North East Growth Hub have also put together some resources - https://www.northeastgrowthhub.co.uk/toolkits/covid-19-coronavirus-toolkit

North East Automotive Alliance Information

The North East Automotive Alliance has also put together resources focused on automotive and advanced manufacturing companies. https://www.northeastautomotivealliance.com/neaa-membership-services/covid19/