Information for Businesses – Update as at 18 May 2020.

Update as at 18 May 2020.

Saffron Walden Business Improvement District Ltd is not able to offer advice on any of the issues listed below.  What we are trying to do is “sign post” information in an environment which is changing very quickly.  If you need specific advice you should contact your own professional advisors (e.g. accountant).

Given the introduction of the “Business Support Finder Tool” (see below), from now we will only post updated information.  As ever the Government outline the range of support information on

As you consider opening up – please refer to the Government guidelines on making your premises safe for staff and customers. Here is the link


  1. Updates to furlough scheme

On 12 May the Chancellor extended the scheme until the end of October.  Part time working will be allowed from the beginning of August with employers making a contribution.

The step by step guide was updated.

  1. UDC published its weekly update

You can sign up for a newsletter email here:

  1. Face mask guidance for shops, trains and buses

  1. Business rates revaluation postponed

It will no longer take place in 2021

  1. Job retention scheme

Updated webpage which guides you through the process.

  1. Guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Updated with unspecified “added clarification”

  1. Closing certain businesses and venues in England

Updated with unspecified “guidance updated to reflect current regulations”

  1. Roadmap to recovery

Please contact us at, if you need further assistance.