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. As we move into a second lockdown, the NEAA continue to work closely with BEIS, LEPs, local Councils, DIT, SMMT and other regional clusters reference business support for companies in the region.
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:
Business Support - £4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs
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
The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the automotive sector in the North East of England. The NEAA provides a single unified voice to key stakeholder groups and promotes the true value created by the region's automotive industry.