Stakehill BID - Planning for a new way of working
To help us support you with the major changes affecting the way we work we want to understand the issues which are important to all employees within the Stakehill Industrial Estate. We would be grateful if you could circulate this link to all your workforce for them to spend a few moments completing this questionnaire.

Once completed please ask them to email to

We will provide your businesses with a summary report of the findings from across the estate which will help you in your recovery planning.
As part of the planning of the BID plan and to help us support you with the major changes affecting the way your business operates in Stakehill we would be grateful if you could spend a few moments completing this questionnaire.
Please answer from a business perspective as far as possible.
Once completed please email to

We will provide your businesses with a summary report of the findings from across the estate which will help you in your recovery planning.
Naturally all responses will be kept entirely confidential and not passed on to any third party. 
PPE Suppliers in the UK
The Government has announced further guidelines regarding PPE and the use of it in getting the country back to work. Now is the time to consider the all-important equipment needed so your business can re-open safely once the lockdown is lifted.
Stakehill BID has pulled together a number of national suppliers of PPE to help with this task.
If you are a local supplier and would like adding to this list please email
Get in touch

To find out more and get involved in shaping the future of the BID for Stakehill Industrial Estate contact or call our project team on 0800 0803 207 or visit or
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Stakehill BID - Here to support your business

Stakehill BID has produced a comprehensive Covid-19 Business support guide which we hope you will find very useful at this time. Please click the button below to download the PDF.
Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund
A discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain Small and micro businesses with fixed property costs that are not eligible for other grant schemes. Local councils have the discretion about how to prioritise this funding. 
  • Unlike the Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund, which is allocated grants automatically to certain businesses based on their rateable business rates, the Discretionary Grant will take into account certain factors when determining the grant allocation.
These factors include fixed costs, number of employees, ability to trade online, whether a business has had to close completely and the scale of losses due to COVID-19.
  • This additional fund is aimed at small businesses:
  • In shared offices or other flexible workspaces, such as units in industrial parks or incubators
  • Regular market traders
  • Bed and breakfasts paying council tax instead of business rates
  • Charity properties getting charitable business rates relief, which are not eligible for small business rates relief or rural rate relief
  • You can get a grant of £25,000, £10,000 or any amount under £10,000.
  • Your local council will run an application process and decide whether to offer you a grant. To view further details please click here.
T o view details on the guidance to support local authorities in administering the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund please click here.
Updates to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
The Chancellor has set out more details on how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will continue to support jobs and business as people return to work, following the announcement of an extension of the scheme on 12 May.

So far, the CJRS has helped 1 million employers across the UK furlough 8.4 million jobs, protecting people’s livelihoods.
From 1 July 2020, businesses will be given the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back part time. This is a month earlier than previously announced to help support people back to work. Individual firms will decide the hours and shift patterns their employees will work on their return, so that they can decide on the best approach for them - and will be responsible for paying their wages while in work.

From August 2020, the level of government grant provided through the job retention scheme will be slowly tapered to reflect that people will be returning to work. That means that for June and July the government will continue to pay 80% of people’s salaries. In the following months, businesses will be asked to contribute a modest share, but crucially individuals will continue to receive that 80% of salary covering the time they are unable to work.

Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave ('furlough') due to coronavirus please click here.
We would welcome everyone to both forward this e bulletin on to colleagues or anyone else you feel would benefit from this information and contact us to ensure that we have all your contact details and discuss how we can support you at this challenging time. Please call the BID Development Team on 0800 0803 207 or e-mail