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COVID-19 Support

As the largest automotive cluster in the UK, with a global network, we believe we have a social responsibility to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

On a daily basis we continue to work closely with BEIS, LEPs, local Councils, DIT, SMMT and other regional clusters reference business support.

We have put together a package of information from Government, the NEAA, fellow members and wider stakeholders, which can be found in the following links:

  • Local Covid Alert Levels

    • ​The “medium” alert level - which will cover most of the country - will consist of the current national measures, which came into force on 25 September. This includes the Rule of Six, and the closure of hospitality at 10pm.
    • The “high” alert level will reflect many current local interventions, but there will now be consistency across the country. This primarily aims to reduce household to household transmission by preventing all mixing between households or support bubbles indoors. The Rule of Six will apply in outdoor spaces, including private gardens. Most areas which are already subject to local restrictions will automatically move into the “high” alert level.
    • The "very high" alert level will apply where transmission rates are causing the greatest concern, based on an assessment of all the available data and the local situation.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has opened a Business Support Helpline, on 0300 4563565

For anyone having difficulty paying tax bills there is a Time to Pay scheme run by HMRC and businesses are encouraged to contact them sooner rather than later on 0800 0159559