Businesses get the green light to open their doors

The Prime Minister has confirmed that the next stage of the roadmap will be allowed to take place from today – giving the green light for businesses across Britain to resume trading. Their doors have been closed for months on end and now, more than ever, is the time to support local and revisit your local businesses.

Are you a business owner? Have you considered hiring staff but may struggling with the additional costs?

If you are a business that is reopening and keen to expand your team, sign up to the kickstart scheme. The Kickstart Scheme funds high quality 6 month work placements for young people aged 16-24 on Universal Credit deemed at risk of long term unemployment due to Coronavirus.

The scheme pays employers 100% of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. There is also a £1,500 grant per job placement available for setup costs, support and training.

Get started – sign up now!

FULL list of businesses and activities that are allowed to reopen fromtoday, May 17:

  • Pubs (indoor dining)
  • Restaurants (indoor dining)
  • Cinemas
  • Theatres
  • Concert halls
  • Amusement arcades
  • Bingo halls
  • Casinos
  • Bowling alleys
  • Snooker and pool halls
  • Saunas and steam rooms
  • Conference centres and exhibition halls (subject to the capacity limits
  • Museums and galleries
  • Adventure playgrounds and activities
  • Skating rinks
  • Games and recreation venues
  • Play areas
  • Model villages
  • Trampolining parks
  • Water and aqua parks
  • Theme parks and film studios
  • Zoos, safari parks, aquariums and other animal attractions
  • Botanical gardens, greenhouses and biomes
  • Sculpture parks
  • Landmarks including observation wheels or viewing platforms
  • Stately or historic homes, castles, or other heritage sites

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