We can only share the facts with you, it is your responsibility to decide what is best for you, your staff and customers. Please follow Government guidelines at all times and stay safe.
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills help line said ‘’Flower shops have to close to the public. Florist can trade on-line, can also accept telephone calls (i.e for funeral work) and florists can deliver”. Online retail is still open and encouraged and postal and delivery service will run as normal.
Small business grants if eligible, will be paid by your local authority and are not affected if you continue trading online’’.
Further information can be found on
Small business grant funding of £10,000 for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief and grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rate able value between £15,000 and £51,000
The Retail and Hospitality Grant Scheme provides businesses in retail a cash grant of up to £25,000 per property. For businesses in these sectors with a rate-able value of under £15,000, they will receive a grant of £10,000. For businesses in these sectors with a rate-able value of between £15,001 and £51,000, they will receive a grant of £25,000.
You are eligible for the grant if:
- as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas and live music venues
- for assembly and leisure
- as hotels, guest and boarding premises and self-catering accommodation
How do I access the scheme ? – You do not need to do anything. Your local authority will write to you if you are eligible for this grant. Any enquiries on eligibility for, or provision of, the reliefs and grants should be directed to the relevant local authority.
Please note that – The local authorities will be in touch with those businesses where they believe the grants apply (the grants are not claimed as such) and as above are presumably awaiting more detail from the Government before issuing these letters (Source).