Newquay-based accountancy and bookkeeping firm Crane & Johnston, has, in collaboration with Newquay Business Improvement District (BID), developed a comprehensive business support document and guide to financial packages for BID-member businesses to utilise in these challenging times.
This comes as local businesses have reported finding themselves having to navigate their way through the Covid-19 pandemic, often feeling unclear and uncertain. The new Newquay BID factsheet and guide to financial packages covers various business areas with advice on issues around tax, insurance, self-employment rights, Government benefits and more.
During these unprecedented times, many businesses across the country are adapting to the social restrictions and Government guidelines that have been imposed in ingenious ways – and many Newquay businesses are innovating with new options.
From restaurants and cafes offering new takeaway delivery services to exercise classes being carried out virtually, there are plenty of examples of businesses responding to the circumstances in order to not only survive but also support the local community.
Neil Hallam, partner at Crane & Johnston, said: “We are all in unparalleled times which can be stressful, confusing and overwhelming for businesses with Government guidelines and advice changing daily. We wanted to provide clarity at a time when there is so much information circulating.”
BID manager Carla Jones added: “Knowing that many businesses will be concerned about the impact that these challenging circumstances will have on their businesses and also the welfare of staff, both physically and financially, the BID website is being updated regularly with advice and information as soon as we have it. We are keen to work with local businesses like Crane and Johnston and really disseminate as much simplified information and assistance to businesses in this currently noisy landscape.
“If you have an idea on other projects that could be collaborated on, we would be delighted to hear from you.”