BUSINESS ADVICE HUB

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and our mission to support our customers, we’ve compiled a list of websites & resources with specific industry advice to help your business. We’ll be adding further content as soon as we source them.

SUPPORT DURING COVID-19: CORONAVIRUS

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GOV.UK

See the latest advice for the public & business from the Government

VISIT GOV.UK
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SUPPORT SCHEMES,
GENERAL GUIDANCE

COVID-19: Support for businesses

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ECA CORONAVIRUS
GUIDANCE 

The Electrical Contractors’ Association have provided a range of free advice relating to COVID-19.

VISIT ECA CORONAVIRUS PAGE
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CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL GUIDANCE

This document provides advice on working on construction sites during COVID-19

DOWNLOAD HERE
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GOVERNMENT SMALL BIZ MICRO LOANS

Information about the 100% Gov backed bounce back loans for small business.

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LOCAL AUTHORITY DISCRETIONARY GRANTS

A fund to help small and micro businesses who might not be eligible for other grant schemes.

READ NOW
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HMRC APRIL BULLETIN

Special edition of the HMRC Employer Bulletin with updates for employers during Coronavirus

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TIME TO PAY
ARRANGEMENTS

Guidance if you cannot pay your tax bill on time

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DEFERRAL OF VAT PAYMENTS DUE TO COVID-19

Guidance if you cannot pay your tax bill on time

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CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME

Government advice on claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave (‘furlough’)

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BUSINESS RATE RELIEF 

Business Rates, Expanded Retail Discount 2020/21: Coronavirus Response –Local Authority Guidance

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CHANCELLOR’S SPEECH

Recap the points and relief announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer

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NICEIC FAQs

The NICEIC have assembled some FAQs related to COVID-19

VISIT NICEIC
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ACAS COVID-19 ADVICE

The NICEIC have assembled some FAQs related to COVID-19

VISIT ACAS
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ECA CORONAVIRUS WEBINAR

The ECA with Voltimum are hosting live Webinars with FAQs about COVID-19

SEE MORE
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HSE CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

Guidance relating to COVID-19 From the Health & Safety Executive

VISIT HSE
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SSP EMPLOYERS GUIDE

Guidance relating to COVID-19 From the Health & Safety Executive

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HMRC ADDITIONAL NEEDS

Government guide to employers relating to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

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SECTOR GUIDANCE: WORKING IN PEOPLE’S HOMES

Guidance from the Government on how to work in a COVID-19 secure enviroment.

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SECTOR GUIDANCE: CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER OUTDOOR WORK

Guidance from the Government on how to work in a COVID-19 secure enviroment.

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SECTOR GUIDANCE: WORKING IN OR FROM A VEHICLE

Guidance from the Government on how to work in a COVID-19 secure enviroment.

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OTHER BUSINESS ADVICE FROM LEW

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LEW ONLINE NEWS

Visit our online blog with 100’s of articles covering a range of topics

VISIT OUR NEWS SECTION
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THE 18th EDITION HUB

Brush up and review back over our dedicated 18th Edition Hub

see our dedicated 18th edition hub
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READ LEW’S NEWS

Our quarterly magazine LEW’S NEWS features the best news & insights

READ LEW’S NEWS TODAY
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OUR SERVICE STATUS

See the current status of our services and branches.

check our current service
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ELECTRICIANS GUIDE TO PPE

Helpful advice on what PPE you might need if you are working

READ ON THE LEW BLOG
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INTERESTED IN THE
OLEV GRANT

We’ve written up a simple guide & introduction to the OLEV grant

READ OUR OLEV GRANT GUIDE

HIGHLIGHTS FROM ELSEWHERE

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AICO EXPERT INSTALLER TRAINING

Aico are offering free CPD accredited training online.

VISIT AICO
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ECA TRADE BODY

The Electrical Contractors’ Association, the trade body for Electrical Contractors

VISIT ECA
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ECAtoday

Online magazine from the ECA, featuring in depth look at the industry changes.

VISIT ECAtoday
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ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIES CHARITY (EIC)

The dedicated charity for the industry can provide support & advice

VISIT THE EIC
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GOOGLE DIGITAL GARAGE

Free online learning courses to boost your digital presence, from Google.

VISIT GOOGLE DIGITAL GARAGE
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UK GOVERMENT BUSINESS SUPPORT

Free support for businesses by the Government

VISIT UK GOVERMENT BUSINESS SUPPORT
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THE E5 PODCAST

A podcast from some of the top names in the sparky social media game.

LISTEN TO THE E5 PODCAST
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MAILCHIMP RESOURCES

Learn the basics and more of email marketing with this popular platform.

VISIT MAILCHIMP
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PROFESSIONAL
ELECTRICIAN & INSTALLER

Trade magazine & website for Electricians.

VISIT PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICIAN & INSTALLER
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ON THE TOOLS

On The Tools is an online community for UK builders to connect with each other.

VISIT ON THE TOOLS

Content and links are provided on a advice only basis and in good faith. LEW Electrical Distributors does not necessarily endorse any external links, content or organisations which feature here. LEW Electrical Distributors is not responsible for content on external links. Content provided should be used as editorial and not to base any technical specifications. Users should be aware some external links here might incur a charge for using their service.